Wouldn’t it be great if getting vaccinated didn’t mean getting stuck by a needle? Experts are developing a new technique that could make immunizations ouch-less. The only catch is…you must love lettuce. Who loves lettuce? It tastes like wet crunch? I'll tell you who loves to eat lettuce: rabbits.
With traditional vaccines, you’re injected with a little bit of virus and your body ups it’s immune response to the foreign agent. With the veggie method, researchers would “inject proteins associated with the disease into the lettuce to harvest and then put in a pill that you will swallow,” thereby protecting you from the disease.
“Because we eat lettuce all the time, your body will instead think nothing is wrong and scientists feel that will have a more powerful impact in protecting you." Excuse me while I laugh out loud (LOL).
We didn’t become a fat nation by scarfing down leafy greens. Who eats lettuce regularly? Even health nuts opt for baby spinach over the bland, nutrient-devoid lettuce. If they really want to make a vaccine out of food we eat all the time, let them poke around in some bacon, cheese and potatoes. Oh man, I'm getting hungry just typing this. Be right back. Going to stuff my face.
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