No, no. It [a vegan diet] messes with your body chemistry, your brain. And if I lose even one brain cell, we're fucked. — Donald Trump
No, no. It [a vegan diet] messes with your body chemistry, your brain. And if I lose even one brain cell, we're fucked. — Donald Trump

There's little evidence to suggest that a vegetarian or vegan diet impairs brain function or increases the risk of cognitive decline. — certified nutritionist Monica Reinagel
There's little evidence to suggest that a vegetarian or vegan diet impairs brain function or increases the risk of cognitive decline. — certified nutritionist Monica Reinagel

Trump said he would never become a vegan because 'it messes with your body chemistry' and he couldn't 'lose even one brain cell': book
  • Trump shot down the idea of going vegan for a month for charity, per Stephanie Grisham's upcoming book.
  • A 9-year-old vegan activist challenged Trump to go vegan to help raise $1 million for charity.
  • But Trump said it "messes with your body chemistry" and he didn't want to lose any brain cells.
In the winter of 2019, a then-9-year-old vegan activist known as Vegan Ethan challenged Trump to go vegan for a month for charity. If Trump gave up all animal products and adopted a vegan diet for 30 days, Ethan offered, the group Million Dollar Vegan would donate $1 million to a charity of Trump's choice.

In early 2020, Grisham says she half-jokingly asked Trump, who has a well-documented love of meat-heavy meals like cheeseburgers and steaks, whether he would do the challenge to raise money for a worthy cause, according to an excerpt of her book "I'll Take Your Questions Now" published in Politico Magazine on Friday.

But Trump quickly shot down the idea, Grisham wrote, citing not his love of meat but his mental acuity.

"No, no. It messes with your body chemistry, your brain," Trump said of a vegan diet, according to Grisham. "And if I lose even one brain cell, we're fucked."

Going vegetarian or vegan can have numerous health benefits, and not much evidence to suggest it leads to loss of brain cells.

As certified nutritionist Monica Reinagel put it in Scientific American: "There's little evidence to suggest that a vegetarian or vegan diet impairs brain function or increases the risk of cognitive decline."
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-said-going-vegan-messes-with-your-body-chemistry-book-2021-10