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I cooked a brussel sprouts and chicken yesterday and got really tired so ate that combo for a couple of meals. I noticed afterwards that I had an extreme racing heartbeat and other symptoms like joint pain which I think were caused by the brussel sprouts. Has anyone noticed a sensitivity to brussel sprouts?

 

 

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Do you get these symptoms after eating other cruciferous vegetables?

 

Some people find cruciferous vegetables affect benzodiazepine metabolism in the body. It doesn't affect everyone, and doesn't seem to be affected by whicih benzo (that I'm aware of). Seems to be genetic differences, I'm told.

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Good question. I don't think so but I might. I ate a lot of brussel sprouts because that's all I had cooked and available. Maybe I don't usually eat so many of any one vegetable in one sitting?

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I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me.

Everybody's moving, if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now."

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Hi alexjice,

 

I've read quite a few accounts of people who are tapering benzos who have had reactions such as the one you describe and recommending staying away from cruciferous vegetables.

 

Something to do with the detox effect they have interfering with levels of benzos on the body?

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You actually enjoy brussel sprouts? Its the flavour intensity of an entire cabbage into one mouthful.

 

I think everyone on a sub-conscious level hates brussel sprouts. Its only after a few drinks at Christmas that you have the courage to try one. 

 

 By far the worst is parsnips though-Hidden in with the roast potatoes. Take a bite out of one and your left their wondering 'Hang on, who put honey on that roast potato- . . . ?

 

And then the sickening truth sinks in that you have been deceived.

 

And I'm sat their thinking 'yeah you laugh it up Grandma, be hilarious when I spike your turkey stuffing with arsenic this time next year' 

 

Too far? Thought so haha

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Hah! Yea, I do like brussel sprouts though I can see how others wouldn't take to the taste. Like the avocado or the beer, I'd say. Still... that's funny

"Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me.

Everybody's moving, if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now."

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You actually enjoy brussel sprouts? Its the flavour intensity of an entire cabbage into one mouthful.

 

I think everyone on a sub-conscious level hates brussel sprouts. Its only after a few drinks at Christmas that you have the courage to try one. 

 

 By far the worst is parsnips though-Hidden in with the roast potatoes. Take a bite out of one and your left their wondering 'Hang on, who put honey on that roast potato- . . . ?

 

I LOVE brussels sprouts, and to die for parsnips.  My biggest Thanksgiving treat.. at least for the main meal. But I have to confess.. turnips are my downfall... they are one of the only veggies I avoid. Oh well... no accountin for.

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Unfortunately us British don't have the pleasure of experiencing Thanksgiving-Just Christmas day really.

 

I think my favourite thing about Christmas, is picking up the present my dad got me-going up to him squeezing him hard by the shoulder looking at him directly and say in a  menacing manner ‘I hope that wasn’t my main present'.

Should see the look of desperation in his eyes.

 

Puts him on edge the whole day.

 

 

hahaha

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That was a joke by the way hahahaha

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I understood as a child, I thought as a child;

But when I became a man,

I put my childish things away.

 

- 1 Corinthians 13:11

 

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I'm actually going to have to retract my judgement on brussel sprouts... My mum cooked them today with Garlic and butter sauce. Have been officially converted.

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I understood as a child, I thought as a child;

But when I became a man,

I put my childish things away.

 

- 1 Corinthians 13:11

 

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I love brussel sprouts, and roast parsnips, turnip, like white cabbage but HATE spinach, YUK. 

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