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Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:43 PM

Warren Buffett Says Happiness From Coca-Cola Trumps Benefit of Broccoli

(Bloomberg) Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is the largest investor in Coca-Cola Co., said his happiness from drinking the sodas outweighs health benefits from eating more vegetables.

“I elect to get my 2,500 calories a day from things that make me feel good when I eat them,” Buffett, 85, said at his company’s annual meeting Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. “I have not seen evidence that convinces me that it’ll be more likely I reach 100 if I suddenly switched to water and broccoli.”

The answer ignored a request from New York Times writer Andrew Ross Sorkin to discuss the effect of Coca-Cola on global public health without Buffett touching on his own diet. Buffett, Berkshire’s chairman and chief executive officer, has heard from critics including hedge fund manager Bill Ackman over the Coca-Cola investment, as studies show sugary drinks may contribute to obesity.

Berkshire Vice Chairman Charles Munger, 92, said those who cite soda’s detriments make the “ghastly error” of not also considering the advantages of consuming the drinks. He said people have to drink 8 or more glasses of water a day, and adding flavor to some of those drinks is a benefit. ..............(more)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-30/buffett-says-happiness-from-coca-cola-trumps-benefit-of-broccoli




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Reply Warren Buffett Says Happiness From Coca-Cola Trumps Benefit of Broccoli (Original post)
marmar Apr 2016 OP
arcane1 Apr 2016 #1
2naSalit Apr 2016 #6
LongTomH Apr 2016 #2
Viva_La_Revolution Apr 2016 #3
Kip Humphrey Apr 2016 #4
1939 Apr 2016 #5
Mosby Apr 2016 #7
demigoddess Apr 2016 #8
blue neen Apr 2016 #9

Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:45 PM

1. We can't even trust these idiots to be honest about their own diets.

 

Everything is product placement now.

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 02:39 PM

6. ^^THIS^^

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:46 PM

2. "Sugary drinks may contribute to obesity?"

Now there's an understatement for you!!!!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:53 PM

3. soda pop also changes your gut ph and prevents healthy intestinal flora

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:54 PM

4. Proving once again that, for the elites, money trumps science, common sense, and human health.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 02:13 PM

5. Like the old guy that lives to be 100

The newspapers interview him and ask the secret of his longevity and he attributes it to drinking a pint of Jim Beam everyday.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 03:16 PM

7. me and my SO stopped drinking soda

For different reasons at different times.

What we both noticed was that after a while (several months) of not drinking coke or diet coke when we would drink coke or whatever it didn't taste good. To me it tastes like shit and I was a coke drinker from childhood.

I suspect that coke/pepsi know this and need to get people hooked early.

I still drink fruity style drinks like body armor, bai and those different V8s occasionally, but I avoid HFCS like the plague.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 03:19 PM

8. ah ha, me too.

But I gave up sodas for the caffeine too. Way too much, way too strong and not appropriate for children, and addicting.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 03:19 PM

9. The only way Coke is any good is with the real sugar.

The Coke with HFCS is just nasty.

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