A doctor was giving a lecture to a large audience in Dublin, about the bad choices that we make in deciding what food we eat and how this affects our health.
“We eat so unhealthily these days”, the doctor said. “The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is really bad for our bodies. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese Food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous and none of us realises the long term harm caused by the germs that are in our drinking water”.
“But”, the doctor continued, “there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all. Sooner or later, we if we haven’t eaten it already, we all will have”.
The audience silently looked around at each other, waiting for the doctor to continue and tell them what this most dangerous of foods could be.
After a few minutes of silence, the doctor posed a question to the audience, “Can anyone here, tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?”
After several seconds of quiet, old man, who was sitting in the front row of the auditorium, raised his hand and softly said, “Wedding Cake”.
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