What a wonderful place a blog is to vent.... I've been driving for the last nine hours (dinner break included), and recently sat down en deshabille with my feet up, and here i can't help jumping right in to grinch about something i read on twitter. :-D Yes, i AM incorrigible.
"The Health Potential of Fruits and Vegetables Phytochemicals: Notable Examples" HOLY MOTHER OF THE DREAD CTHULHU -- somebody thought this was a worthwhile study??? It's in PubMed, but it sounds like a junior high school science assignment.
OVER AND OVER people claim that there are health benefits of eating plant life, because epidemiological studies show superior health in those who eat them (ignoring countless confounders). Plant products theoretically have important nutrients (assuming one's body can actually use them). But over and over AND OVER, when proper studies try to pin down this claim, it evaporates like steamed-up glass in the car, when you open the windows and let in some fresh air.
Academia, PROVE that those things actually do what you claim -- i dare you. ...And STFU until you do!