5 VEGETABLE SUPER POWERS!

TRUE OR FALSE?

 

Is it all a myth?  A silly tale to make your eat your horrible greens?  We’ll put five claims to the test…

 

 

1.

 

John Burningham’s Avocado Baby “One day Mrs Hargraves finds an avocado in the fruit bowl and the baby

gobbles it up.  Soon, the strangest things start to happen...”

...he suddenly becomes some kind of strongman …baby.

Avocado has twice the calories per gram than protein or carbohydrates so is great for muscle growth, plus all

those monounsaturates were proved to stop your body storing fats on your abs.

 

Verdict: TRUE

 

 

2.

 

 

Carrots help you see in the dark.

Yes, carrots are rich in Vitamin A and that is good for your eyesight.  Johns Hopkins found that Vitamin A can

help reverse poor vision if you don’t get enough Vitamin A already.  But, don’t throw those ‘readers’ in the bin II

yet!  If you’re getting your vitamins …you might just have bad eyesight…

The myth was perpetuated through British WWII propaganda.  Saying that carrots helped RAF pilots see Nazi

planes at night both encouraged the public to eat a vegetable that was abundant in Britain and also hid the I

secret from the Germans that the RAF actually had radar.

 

Verdict: FALSE

 

 

 

3.

 

 

Popeye always downed a can of spinach before a fight with Bluto – does it actually help?

Getting over the fact that Popeye had what looked like a massively painful alien-like muscle spasm, spinach

would have helped his stamina.

Iron was thought to be the only strength boosting element, but further studies identified an inorganic nitrate

that reduces the amount of oxygen the body’s power cells need.  Although nitrates are found across many

fruit and vegetables, so spinach is not in a league of its own.

 

Verdict: TRUE

 

 

 

4.

 

 

Bananas give you the strength of twenty big men!

“…for when Eric eats a banana, an amazing transformation occurs. Eric is Bananaman.”

Okay, so we could could never claim that bananas gave you the power of flight and the ability to fight villains

like Bananaman does.

But, bananas are great!  They are high in potassium which helps your body to turn protein into muscle and

adds chemical mood boosters to your body to help you get out of the doldrums.

 

Verdict: TRUE

 

 

 

 

5.

 

 

Eat your sprouts! It’ll put hairs on your chest.

Brussel sprouts do have anti-cancer properties, coupled with the high Vitamin C content, they are good for us.

However, contrary to what grannies say, you won’t be growing a scarf out of chest hair at Christmas.

 

Verdict: FALSE

 

WHAT IS VEGPLEDGE?

 

5 VEGETABLE

SUPER POWERS!

 

TRUE OR FALSE?

 

Is it all a myth?  A silly tale to make your eat your horrible greens?  We’ll put five claims to the test…

  1.

 

John Burningham’s Avocado Baby “One day Mrs Hargraves finds an avocado in the fruit bowl and the baby gobbles it up.  Soon, the strangest things start to happen...”

 

...he suddenly becomes some kind of strongman …baby.

 

Avocado has twice the calories per gram than protein or carbohydrates so is great for muscle growth, plus all those monounsaturated were proved to stop your body storing fats on your abs.

 

 

Verdict: TRUE

 

  2.

 

Carrots help you see in the dark.

 

Yes, carrots are rich in Vitamin A and that is good for your eyesight.

 

Johns Hopkins found that Vitamin A can help reverse poor vision if you don’t get enough Vitamin A already. 

 

But, don’t throw those ‘readers’ in the bin yet!  If you’re getting your vitamins …you might just have bad eyesight…

 

The myth was perpetuated through British WWII propaganda.  Saying that carrots helped RAF pilots see Nazi planes at night both encouraged the public to eat a vegetable that was abundant in Britain and also attempted to hide the secret from the Germans that the RAF actually had radar.

 

Verdict: FALSE

 

  3.

 

Popeye always downed a can of spinach before a fight with Bluto – does it actually help?

 

Getting over the fact that Popeye had what looked like a massively painful alien-like muscle spasm, spinach would have helped his stamina.

 

Iron was thought to be the only strength boosting element, but further studies identified an inorganic nitrate that reduces the amount of oxygen the body’s power cells need.  Although nitrates are found across many fruit and vegetables, so spinach is not in a league of its own.

 

Verdict: TRUE

 

 

  4.

  

Bananas give you the strength of twenty big men!

“…for when Eric eats a banana, an amazing transformation occurs. Eric is Bananaman.”

 

Okay, so we could could never claim that bananas gave you the power of flight and the ability to fight villains like Bananaman does.

 

But, bananas are great!  They are high in potassium which helps your body to turn protein into muscle and

adds chemical mood boosters to your body to help you get out of the doldrums.

 

Verdict: TRUE

 

 

 

 

  5.

 

Eat your sprouts! It’ll put hairs on your chest.

 

Brussel sprouts do have anti-cancer properties, coupled with the high Vitamin C content, they are good for us.

 

However, contrary to what grannies say, you won’t be growing a scarf out of chest hair at Christmas.

 

Verdict: FALSE

 

 

 

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