Interesting perspective on food: food triggers an immune response

This is from the book, Antifragile. It is an interesting perspective on food: food triggers an immune response.

Antibiotics and vaccinations are all about introducing tiny amounts of poisons into the body. The body reacts and creates an immunity to the poison. Thus, limited, low-dose poison triggers healthy benefits.

Some researchers believe that the benefits of vegetables may not be due to the vitamins and minerals, but rather to the following: plants protect themselves from harm and fend off predators with poisonous substances that, if ingested by humans in the right quantities, may stimulate our organism.

Lesson Learned: Eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to get an immune response from many different poisons.

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