The human desire to looking thin and beautiful represents a great secular trend, Cramer said Wednesday. A big enough one to outweigh the government-sponsored programs that have repeatedly hurt the markets.
All week Cramer has been digging up themes to help viewers immunize their portfolios against meddlesome governments, whether they are the US Congress or the European Union. There is often the threat of new taxes or regulations here in the States, and the EU’s struggles to stabilize the Euro Zone are well known by now. So investors need a strategy to help them sidestep the damage done by the feds.
Cramer already highlighted the rising middle classes in both Chinaand India, and today he recommended his four favorite health-food stocks. Because the endless battle against obesity is too strong a trend to be stopped by any government, he said. In fact, it’s getting to the point where the government is becoming an ally of the companies that promote weight loss.
Obesity is a real problem in the US. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 67% of Americans are overweight or obese – two-thirds of the country. Hence the calls for banning junk food from schools and the push by New York and other cities to require restaurants to disclose nutritional information about their menus. Elected representatives have also floated the idea of taxing soda to raise revenue, fight obesity and bring down health-care costs all at the same time.
So how do you play the fight against fat? Consider buying Whole Foods , Hain Celestial , Chipotle and Weight Watches , Cramer said. Watch the video for his full report on these stocks.
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