When it comes to running or starting a business Jobs is one of the best people to look up to but not everything he believes in should be taken as gospel.
Steve Jobs and genius usually go hand in hand, but Apple staffers have something to say about the genius when it comes to being hygienic.
Veganism and the tyranny of the daily shower
Jobs believed that because he practised a strict vegan diet his body was free from mucus — as a result he was also free from body odour, so like us mere mortals he didn’t need to shower or use deodorant. If you are thinking that makes no sense, then congratulations you are smarter than Steve Jobs.
An Apple staffer said Jobs was ‘very, very wrong’ with his bro-science.
Actually, the lack of complete proteins in vegan-style diets might impede the body’s detoxification process, which “could make him smell even more,” says JJ Virgin, nutrition expert and co-star of TLC’s “Freaky Eaters.” As for mucus — Jobs may have had a point there.
Flirting with fruitarianism
Jobs also spent some time as a fruitarian, a subset of veganism that means eating only fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables and grains — absolutely no animal products. “Basically, the reproductive parts of plants that can be consumed without doing any harm to the plant itself.”
“This type of diet is extremely restrictive as it eliminates dairy foods … and probably doesn’t contain enough dietary fat unless you’re eating lots of nuts and seeds,” Zied explains. “And because the foods you can eat (or beverages you can drink) are so limited, you only get the nutrients provided in the specific foods.”
Despite the negative health side-effects such a diet would just be ultra-expensive.
It’s probably best not to get any health or hygiene advice from Steve Jobs.