We know we should eat our vegetables, but we have to be careful not to inhale them. A Massachusetts man who was rushed to the hospital with breathing problems discovered that there was a pea plant growing in his lung.

Since Ron Sveden thought he had lung cancer, he was relieved at the diagnosis. Since peas are actually seeds, one of them embedded itself in his lung after it “went down the wrong way” and sprouted there, eventually growing to half an inch in size.

BBC News quotes Sveden as saying, “One of the first meals I had in the hospital after the surgery had peas for the vegetable. I laughed to myself and ate them.” But he was careful not to inhale them.
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Green is good: We know that asparagus can help you get over a hangover. Now it turns out that other green vegetables can help protect you from heart disease.

Heart attacks are often caused by fatty plaques that build up in the arteries the reduce the blood flow to the heart. However, arties don’t all get clogged up in the same way: Just like your kitchen sink, places where the arteries curve or bend are likely to get clogged up with plague before other areas. A protein in green vegetables called Nrf2 can help reduce these clogs, and even clear them out (kind of like Roto Rooter for the body).
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New data that shows that diets full of fruits and rawvegetables, especially broccoli sprouts and blackraspberries, could prevent or slow the growth of some commonforms of cancer. And there’s a surprising new way to getyour baby to like vegetables (hint: Start EARLY) But be careful about SOMETHING ELSE you couldgive your baby a taste for!

Want your baby to learn to like fruits andvegetables? Ifyou?re breast feeding, start eating them yourself!
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