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You know how your parents and doctors and nutritionists, etc are always telling you to eat more vegetables?  You know, because you need the vitamins and other nutrients found in vegetables or vegetables provide some much needed fiber in your diet.  All that stuff.  But as it turns out, fruits and vegetables are trying to kill you.  But they’re doing it passive aggressively.  Plants are jerks like that.

It turns out, plants seem to exhibit a circadian rhythm.  They do this so that they can stay in sync with their predators and try and fend them off.  Say, in the case of cabbage, it knows that certain predators like to eat them during the day.  So during the day, they ramp up production, or whatever, of glucosinolate, which not only helps the cabbage defend itself against predators but also has the anticancer and antimicrobial properties.  But, cabbage only ramps up glucosinolate during the day, when the predators are out feeding.  They don’t bother with it at night, because…why bother?  It’s a waste of resources.

Now the thing is, think about where you store your vegetables.  Probably in the fridge, which is dark because you don’t leave your door open all the time, or a darkened, cool area.  Your vegetables aren’t bothering to produce glucosinolate, which is beneficial to your health.  They’re actively trying to kill you, but indirectly.  Because while eating those vegetables will still be beneficial to your health, it’s not as beneficial because those plants have decided to try to be the least beneficial to your health as possible.  They’re trying to kill you.  Maybe not directly, but they are.

Plants are jerks.

Incidentally, you can look at these pictures too.  How can these fruits and vegetables not be trying to kill you?  Incidentally, I don’t know if the weird plants are really related to the radiation due to the Fukushima disaster.  They didn’t link to the site where it debunks the myth.  But regardless, those fruits and vegetables are probably trying to kill you anyway.  Maybe even actively.


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