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Chapter 1: The Myth That Vegetables Are "Good For You"
We've all heard it — from our parents, from our peers, from the news media, even from movie heroes. It is repeated like a mantra until it is accepted as fact without question:
"Eat your vegetables. They're good for you."
But are they? Are vegetables really the miraculous life-giving Food of the Gods they're made out to be? Are they really so good for you that you need to endure the hardship of putting these foul plants in your mouth just to stay healthy? Do the alleged benefits of eating vegetables outweigh the terrible cost of having to eat them?
In a word, no.
The myth that vegetables are "good for you" evolved at a time when our ancient ancestors had no other source of vitamins. If you didn't eat vegetables (or fruits) with vitamin C in them, you would get scurvy. The people of the time didn't know it was the vitamin C in the vegetables and fruits doing this, they simply knew that not eating vegetables or fruits meant scurvy. Similarly, if you didn't eat yellow vegetables, you would get night blindness from vitamin A deficiency. You could also get beriberi from insufficient thiamine (vitamin B1) and pellagra from insufficient niacin (vitamin B3). In the olden days, eating your vegetables really could spell the difference between life and death, because we didn't know what it was in the vegetables that gave them such great powers of health preservation.
Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
Who high fives their husband? Seriously?
Originally posted by Shar_Chi
Obviously, defending the rights of other species should be mocked and ridiculed because ethical consensus is a time-wasting academic pursuit rather than the underpinning of healthy civilisations. What matters in life is the enforcement of one's will over another's, regardless of species. High five fascists!
Originally posted by Acidtastic
As a carnivour,i dissagree with the origional post.
If you look at your teeth,do they resemble that of a dog or that of a cow?
Originally posted by Incarnated
How does stupid counter stupid? It doesn't!
Peta properganda is stupidity sure enough. However how is it someone fools themselves into believing countering stupidity with stupidity is a good idea?