Ain’t happening

Ain’t happening

Per a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine researchers found that .. wait for it .. eating broccoli is good for patients with Type 2 diabetes. In the study, researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University in Sweden found that extracts of broccoli—specifically an antioxidant compound called sulforaphane—is beneficial for people who have Type 2 diabetes.

Now we do not wish to cast aspersions on these researchers who we’re sure had their hearts in the right place. Nor do we wish to say this is just another example of money wasted for a study that yields absolutely nothing of substance. No, our bone of contention is of all the things that can help patients with Type 2 diabetes why does it have to be broccoli. Seriously any veggie is better than broccoli, why could not carrots or celery or perhaps cucumbers be beneficial, why does it have to be broccoli.

In the interest of full and fair disclosure we must come clean and state we hate broccoli, yuk. Now some blame this hatred on of all people Momma Kliff. See back when Diabetic Investor was a mere child Momma Kliff did not make us eat our veggies. Being an excellent mother, she did not force this yucky vegetable upon us. Sure, she encouraged us to try this slimy green veggie which has no redeeming value but once she knew we didn’t like it was never seen again.

Little did Mom realize this would cause issues later in life when Diabetic Investor got married and then had children. Unlike Momma Kliff Mrs. Kliff was a big fan of veggies and she did not want her children growing up with a veggie bias. Therefore Mrs. Kliff made me promise to keep my big fat mouth shut and never say a disparaging word about veggies until the kids reached the ripe old age of 16. Now we are many things but stupid is not among them and we honored this request, which was more like a threat.

But this veggie conundrum has reappeared now that Diabetic Investor will soon be a granddad. Yes, it seems daddy’s little girl has learned well from her mother and she too has threatened Dad with unspeakable horror should I cast aspersions on any veggie, including that dreaded broccoli. Again, we are many things but we ain’t stupid and therefore will keep our opinions regarding that yucky broccoli to ourselves.

However, we want to make it perfectly clear that while we will maintain our silence on that slimy useless veggie there is no way we will eat it. No way, no how. Listen over the past few years we have added many things to our menu. But we are drawing the line at broccoli. This is our line in the sand.