« Caption Contest | Main | Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice »

July 15, 2014

Beans Beans The Magical Fruit

The more you eat
The longer you live??

"To put it one way, small doses of hydrogen sulfide help keep cells healthy and thus help ward off maladies such as dementia, diabetes, and even cancer.

To put it another way, "smelling farts could be the best thing you do today," as per CNET. As the Independent explains, researchers at the University of Exeter discovered that while hydrogen sulfide—the stuff produced in the gut that causes gas—is toxic in large doses, it's actually quite beneficial in smaller ones.

Specifically, it preserves mitochondria, which are vital to cell life. "Although hydrogen sulfide is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a health care hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases," say the Exeter scientists."

Seems Eddie Murphy was onto something all those years ago.
[NSFW - it is Eddie Murphy, afterall.]
And I don't even want to know what those "future therapies" might consist of.
*snort...ack ack ack*

Posted by DL Sly at July 15, 2014 04:11 PM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Not only that but it turns out that had I not quit smoking and remained at my slim, agile and athletic 175 - 180 lbs. I would still be healthier than I am now. As a non smoker. With 50 additional lbs. Who now breathes harder when I tie my shoes.
The moral of the story is: Listen to your Doctor, just to make 'em feel like they are contributing. But live the health style you want.
Heck, Doctors still can't decide whether eggs are healthy or not.

Posted by: Joatmoaf at July 15, 2014 07:05 PM

Toot Toot!
Beans are magical fruit.

Posted by: Frank the Knife at July 16, 2014 11:59 AM