Broccoli is poison. Seriously.

And another thing about my genetically superior taste buds: A new study takes this argument one step further, providing evidence that broccoli (and its leafy cousins) are actually toxic to more than a billion people worldwide because of a component inside the vegetable that inhibits thyroid function. Thanks to evolution, individuals to whom broccoli is toxic also find the vegetable and its cousins unpalatable.

You can read more about this study here or listen to the podcast that summarizes the research here.

More importantly, to those self-righteous, so-called sophisticated palates who are constantly finding the need to judge me based upon the foods I choose to eat or avoid, I now have further evidence that I have no control over what I find edible.

In fact, my choices might be keeping my thyroid working efficiently.

It’s evolution. So leave me the hell alone.