1. Steve Jobs Ate Apples For Breakfast. (Yes, Really.)
As a teenager, Steve Jobs was a total hippie who did a lot of meditation and deep thinking. Before he started a computer company in his parent’s garage and came up with the official name for Apple Computer, Steve Jobs would go on vegan fasts. He would only eat one or two whole fruits and vegetables at a time. He would only drink water, and abstained from anything like drugs or alcohol during these fasts.
Two of the most common things he ate during this raw food diet were apples or carrots. Sometimes, he would fast completely without eating anything at all. Every once in a while, he threw in some nuts for protein. Even during his time working as a CEO, he was vegan most of his life, and he said that it helped clear his mind and reduce his body odor. If you haven’t guessed already, this is the main reason why his tech company was called “Apple” computer, aside from the fact that it helped him get in high in alphabetical order in the beginning of the phone book.
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