Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sprouts: A Festive Warning

Regular readers - and anyone who's ever had a roast dinner with me - will be aware of my aversion to Brussels sprouts. I might go so far as to call it a hatred of them.

And finally I have conclusive proof that eating sprouts is bad to for you (albeit only under highly specific conditions): a man was hospitalised last Christmas after eating too many Brussels sprouts. Sprouts contain a very high level of vitamin K, which promotes blood clotting and as a result of the sheer amount of sprouts the poor man had eaten, the high levels of vitamin K served to counteract the effect of the anticoagulants he was taking due to heart failure.

Docftors were baffled as to why the medication wasn't working until, presumably, one of them smelled him.


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