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Things you eat only for their "health" benefits


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Things you eat only for their "health" benefits

ipsedixit | Sep 19, 2007 04:07 PM

Today at a business breakfast with a client, the following exchange occurred.

ME: Something wrong with your grapefruit juice?

CLIENT: No, it's fine.

ME: But your nursing it like it's castor oil.

CLIENT: Oh, it's just that I don't like grapefruit juice at all. I only drink it for its health benefits. I need the Vitamin C and its antioxidants. Suppose to cure cancer!

ME [bites tongue]: Oh, ok. I was worried there for a minute.

ME [bubble thoughts]: "Cure" cancer? Doesn't he mean prevent cancer? Whatever. And don't alot of fruits have Vitamin C, as well as antioxidants. Life's too short to eat something unappetizing merely for health benefits. Who wants to be healthy, but miserable? Note to self: make sure to buy client big bottle of Vitamin C for the holidays ...

Anyhow, as I finished off my eggs benedict I sat there for a moment and thought if there was anything I ate ONLY for their health benefits. Nothing came to mind. Sure, I eat lots of things that are healthy, but those healthy things I also enjoy eating even if they weren't healthy.

So, 'hounds ... are there things you consume ONLY because of their reputed health benefits?

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