Researchers in the US have found that regularly eating broccoli and cauliflower can greatly reduce the risk of developing deadly prostate cancer.
A study of 1300 men fed for three months on a vegetable-only diet, found that broccoli and cauliflower were the best at protecting against aggressive tumours, but the tests also threw up some other rather interesting results.
Whilst they reduced the risk of getting cancer, both vegetables drastically diminished the chances of actually enjoying a meal, whilst increasing tenfold the risk of vomiting.
Nutritionist Dr Alex Fishbreath said:
"It's a bit of a trade-off. These veg are good for you - if you can keep them down!"
Vegetables have never been a favourite with children, who often cry, or even faint, at the sight of many other vegetables such as mushrooms and sprouts. Now, though, it's not only kids that are being targeted, but also thirtysomething men, who are being encouraged to change their eating habits to try and avoid the big C.
One of the 1300 men tested, Castro N'Tritis said:
"Vegetables are creepy! Broccoli belongs on another planet, and cauliflowers resemble the Brain of Morbius!"