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24th May '16 11:25:50 PM SilentStranger
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* Subverted in ''ClassMenagerie'', an early strip has health nut Mikey complain about how the dorm cafeteria food both tastes bad AND is unhealthy, with high salt content, wilted and unnutritious vegetables and bad fat content. However, when he rallies the other students to seek out proper sustenance, they end up at a fast food restaurant.
--> '''Mikey''': THIS IS NOT WHAT I MEANT AND YOU KNOW IT!!
14th May '16 8:01:27 PM SamCurt
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* In ''Manga/ThreeLeavesThreeColors'', Kou seems to believe in that, and tends to put allegedly healthy, but unappetizing foods such as natto into anything she makes. This is why her food is incredibly bad.
9th May '16 2:15:06 PM Jice_Wumpkin
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* Too many things to name portray very healthy foods such as broccoli as being scorned by children, even some ''adults'' severely dislike broccoli. Brussels sprouts, liver and spinach are other common targets.
** UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush actually forbade broccoli from the White House, and an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!'' had some fun with this.
** It is also mostly the vegetables that have this treatment. Fruits meanwhile (culinary fruits, at least) never get the Irony of Health Food treatment. You almost never hear of someone whose parents can never get them to eat bananas, apples, or grapes. Probably because parents don't force fruits on their kids the way they do vegetables. It also helps that fruits are naturally ''sweet'', too. Or sour like citrus fruits.
** A certain birthday card shows an adult woman scraping her broccoli into the trashcan with a caption that goes something like, "One of the perks of getting old is that no one can make you eat your vegetables!"
* Legend has is that in the 1800s a man found a stream with water that tasted so horrible that he decided that it ''had'' to be medically beneficial - so he started bottling and marketing it as a health elixir. [[NauseaFuel Sometime later it was discovered that his stream of miracle water was runoff from a nearby tannery...]]
* In RealLife safety conscious doctors and pharmacists sometimes ''design'' medicine to taste bad so that children won't take too much of it.
** This actually happened after a generation where they tried to design medicine to taste good specifically so kids would eat it. Unfortunately, this resulted in kids taking too much because they liked it as it tasted like candy. (Discussed in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', where it's shown that the Gel healing items were designed to taste good so kids would eat them, and Rita apparently has a taste for them.)
** That said, most drugs are naturally bitter because many of them were originally derived from vegetable alkaloids (examples include caffeine, digoxin, nicotine, morphine, etc), a groups of bitter-tasting and poisonous chemicals produced by plants to discourage animals and insects from eating them. Unfortunately for the plants, it just happens that these compounds can cure diseases or get people high in lower doses.
* Averted in a Website/{{Cracked}} article which explained that lots of "healthy" granola bars are [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18549_8-health-foods-that-are-bad-your-health.html about as good for you as a candy bar]]. Also on how Bran Muffins are ''not'' nutritional, muffins being mostly cake, and cake being mostly fat and sugar.
** That possibly comes from the way popular understanding has muddied the understanding of what constitutes 'nutrition'- bran is 'non-nutritious' in that it's indigestible, but a certain amount of harmless, indigestible matter is an important part of a human's diet- that's what 'fiber' is. And those sugary granola bars are 'nutritious' in that they give us lots of short-chain carbohydrates that we need for energy. This is why humans tend to like very sweet foods - as far as our ancient instincts are concerned, taking on as many calories at once is a good thing, because tomorrow, who knows? The problem isn't that sugary foods are not nutritious, rather that it's very easy to eat too much.
*** Heck, there's a reason people on ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' go apeshit when they win sugary foods in a reward...it gives them energy.
* Fitness guru [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_LaLanne Jack LaLanne]] has two rules of thumb for nutrition: [[AppealToNature "If it's man-made, don't eat it"]] and "If it tastes good, spit it out."
* Chinese medicine embodies this trope when it comes to herbal medicine you have to boil at home (or boiled and sealed into packets if you can't brew it at home). While the dried plant material that makes up the bulk of it can drive those with allergies insane, the resulting mixture will have your nose and tongue wishing to commit suicide (especially the tongue). There's a reason why a lot of Chinese pharmacies - or stores hosting a Traditional Chinese Medicine area - will drop in a few sweets in the bag at the register.Although it is less effective than other medicine,some have less side effect than other medicine.
** Even worse, certain plants create toxic chemicals if improperly consumed or prepared. For example, eating the stems and leaves together, or improperly-processed tapioca.
* [[CaptainObvious Of course]], this is averted with a great many poisons which are both very bitter and very deadly; this is part of why we're hardwired to despise bitter-tasting things.
** Cyanide, for instance. Smells like bitter almonds. Almonds? Pretty good for ya, lots of non-saturated fat, Vitamin E (carbohydrates) and is gluten-free. Most cyanides will pretty much kill you dead, though. [[Creator/StephenKing Not to be confused with arsenic.]]
*** Bitter almonds do not contain cyanides ''per se'', they, just like almost all kernels of prune family fruits, contain compounds called glycosides, which are metabolized to release cyanide. And defining feature of most glycosides is their overwhelmingly bitter taste. What's interesting, however, is that these glycosides, especially the most widespread of them, amygdalin[[note]]From Greek "amygdale", almond[[/note]], are (in minute amounts) essential parts of almond aroma and taste.
*** Interestingly enough, the only cells able to metabolize the cyanide out of the apricot seeds are carcenomas-cancer cells.
** Also inverted with antifreeze, which tastes sweet, works quickly, and is extremely deadly, which is why people are advised to keep it locked away from children and pets.
*** Of course, if the persistent little creatures do get their hands on the stuff, the cure is booze. No seriously. The dangerous ingredient in anti-freeze is ethylene glycol, which crystallizes in the bloodstream and shreds your kidneys to pieces. Ethanol, the alcohol in booze, is digested preferentially, which means that having it in your system prevents the ethylene glycol from crystallizing, and it's harmlessly passed through the system (one man in Australia who had drunk antifreeze was given an I.V. drip of pure vodka.) Large amounts of very potent booze isn't the most appealing thing in the world to most people, but in this very specific circumstance, it can save your life.
*** Ethylene glycol, being a two-base cousin of the common ethanol, is one of those numerous toxic alcohols (including methanol) whose antidote ethanol is. It works by having a better affinity to human cells, and thus is preferentially absorbed by the human body, protecting it. Still, this treatment is not always applicable, and to reduce the number of poisonings now there is the move to replace ethylene glycol by the similarly sweet and syrupy, but non-toxic propylene glycol, a two-base glycerol (and propanol) relative. It is somewhat more expensive, though, which holds adoption in some parts.
*** Anti-freeze's sweet taste has actually resulted in it being the weapon of choice in more than one murder case since the victim will consume food or drink laced with the stuff without noticing anything amiss. Most if not all antifreeze manufacturers now include a bittering agent to prevent this.
* Graham Kerr developed the "MiniMax" method to counteract this: After his wife had a heart attack from the type of food he cooked on ''Series/TheGallopingGourmet'', he turned to writing diet books for people with diabetes and heart problems. He realized pretty quickly that the food tasted like crap, and switched to adapting his old recipes to healthier cooking techniques, adding spices and low-calorie ingredients to replace fat and sugar instead of simply cutting them out. While common today, that was a completely novel idea in the late 80s.
* Creator/JamesHerriot remarks in one of his books that the popularity of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asafoetida Asafoetida]] in folk remedies is probably because such a stinking substance must have magical properties.
* In a variation of this trope, many energy drinks have an intentionally sour or bitter flavor to make them seem like they have more energy. This works because the two most popular active ingredients in energy drinks, caffeine and taurine, are bitter and sour respectively, so ramping up the ''taste'' instead of their actual content, makes the people ''think'' they have more of them, at the same tame escaping the overdose.
* One of the causes is an amusing logic loop. Certain food with certain nutrients tastes bad -> People don't eat it and lack said nutrient -> This food is healthy for them because they need said nutrient.
* First Lady Michelle Obama's attempt at getting schools to give kids healthy meals has backfired this way; the food may be good for the kids, but not only does it not take allergies or other problems into account, it tastes ''awful'' and kids aren't allowed to bring any alternatives. On the upside the kids do lose weight...since they don't eat lunch and are hungry the rest of the day.
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* Too many things to name portray very healthy foods such as broccoli as being scorned by children, even some ''adults'' severely dislike broccoli. Brussels sprouts, liver and spinach are other common targets.
** UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush actually forbade broccoli from the White House, and an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!'' had some fun with this.
** It is also mostly the vegetables that have this treatment. Fruits meanwhile (culinary fruits, at least) never get the Irony of Health Food treatment. You almost never hear of someone whose parents can never get them to eat bananas, apples, or grapes. Probably because parents don't force fruits on their kids the way they do vegetables. It also helps that fruits are naturally ''sweet'', too. Or sour like citrus fruits.
** A certain birthday card shows an adult woman scraping her broccoli into the trashcan with a caption that goes something like, "One of the perks of getting old is that no one can make you eat your vegetables!"
* Legend has is that in the 1800s a man found a stream with water that tasted so horrible that he decided that it ''had'' to be medically beneficial - so he started bottling and marketing it as a health elixir. [[NauseaFuel Sometime later it was discovered that his stream of miracle water was runoff from a nearby tannery...]]
* In RealLife safety conscious doctors and pharmacists sometimes ''design'' medicine to taste bad so that children won't take too much of it.
** This actually happened after a generation where they tried to design medicine to taste good specifically so kids would eat it. Unfortunately, this resulted in kids taking too much because they liked it as it tasted like candy. (Discussed in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', where it's shown that the Gel healing items were designed to taste good so kids would eat them, and Rita apparently has a taste for them.)
** That said, most drugs are naturally bitter because many of them were originally derived from vegetable alkaloids (examples include caffeine, digoxin, nicotine, morphine, etc), a groups of bitter-tasting and poisonous chemicals produced by plants to discourage animals and insects from eating them. Unfortunately for the plants, it just happens that these compounds can cure diseases or get people high in lower doses.
* Averted in a Website/{{Cracked}} article which explained that lots of "healthy" granola bars are [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18549_8-health-foods-that-are-bad-your-health.html about as good for you as a candy bar]]. Also on how Bran Muffins are ''not'' nutritional, muffins being mostly cake, and cake being mostly fat and sugar.
** That possibly comes from the way popular understanding has muddied the understanding of what constitutes 'nutrition'- bran is 'non-nutritious' in that it's indigestible, but a certain amount of harmless, indigestible matter is an important part of a human's diet- that's what 'fiber' is. And those sugary granola bars are 'nutritious' in that they give us lots of short-chain carbohydrates that we need for energy. This is why humans tend to like very sweet foods - as far as our ancient instincts are concerned, taking on as many calories at once is a good thing, because tomorrow, who knows? The problem isn't that sugary foods are not nutritious, rather that it's very easy to eat too much.
*** Heck, there's a reason people on ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' go apeshit when they win sugary foods in a reward...it gives them energy.
* Fitness guru [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_LaLanne Jack LaLanne]] has two rules of thumb for nutrition: [[AppealToNature "If it's man-made, don't eat it"]] and "If it tastes good, spit it out."
* Chinese medicine embodies this trope when it comes to herbal medicine you have to boil at home (or boiled and sealed into packets if you can't brew it at home). While the dried plant material that makes up the bulk of it can drive those with allergies insane, the resulting mixture will have your nose and tongue wishing to commit suicide (especially the tongue). There's a reason why a lot of Chinese pharmacies - or stores hosting a Traditional Chinese Medicine area - will drop in a few sweets in the bag at the register.Although it is less effective than other medicine,some have less side effect than other medicine.
** Even worse, certain plants create toxic chemicals if improperly consumed or prepared. For example, eating the stems and leaves together, or improperly-processed tapioca.
* [[CaptainObvious Of course]], this is averted with a great many poisons which are both very bitter and very deadly; this is part of why we're hardwired to despise bitter-tasting things.
** Cyanide, for instance. Smells like bitter almonds. Almonds? Pretty good for ya, lots of non-saturated fat, Vitamin E (carbohydrates) and is gluten-free. Most cyanides will pretty much kill you dead, though. [[Creator/StephenKing Not to be confused with arsenic.]]
*** Bitter almonds do not contain cyanides ''per se'', they, just like almost all kernels of prune family fruits, contain compounds called glycosides, which are metabolized to release cyanide. And defining feature of most glycosides is their overwhelmingly bitter taste. What's interesting, however, is that these glycosides, especially the most widespread of them, amygdalin[[note]]From Greek "amygdale", almond[[/note]], are (in minute amounts) essential parts of almond aroma and taste.
*** Interestingly enough, the only cells able to metabolize the cyanide out of the apricot seeds are carcenomas-cancer cells.
** Also inverted with antifreeze, which tastes sweet, works quickly, and is extremely deadly, which is why people are advised to keep it locked away from children and pets.
*** Of course, if the persistent little creatures do get their hands on the stuff, the cure is booze. No seriously. The dangerous ingredient in anti-freeze is ethylene glycol, which crystallizes in the bloodstream and shreds your kidneys to pieces. Ethanol, the alcohol in booze, is digested preferentially, which means that having it in your system prevents the ethylene glycol from crystallizing, and it's harmlessly passed through the system (one man in Australia who had drunk antifreeze was given an I.V. drip of pure vodka.) Large amounts of very potent booze isn't the most appealing thing in the world to most people, but in this very specific circumstance, it can save your life.
*** Ethylene glycol, being a two-base cousin of the common ethanol, is one of those numerous toxic alcohols (including methanol) whose antidote ethanol is. It works by having a better affinity to human cells, and thus is preferentially absorbed by the human body, protecting it. Still, this treatment is not always applicable, and to reduce the number of poisonings now there is the move to replace ethylene glycol by the similarly sweet and syrupy, but non-toxic propylene glycol, a two-base glycerol (and propanol) relative. It is somewhat more expensive, though, which holds adoption in some parts.
*** Anti-freeze's sweet taste has actually resulted in it being the weapon of choice in more than one murder case since the victim will consume food or drink laced with the stuff without noticing anything amiss. Most if not all antifreeze manufacturers now include a bittering agent to prevent this.
* Graham Kerr developed the "MiniMax" method to counteract this: After his wife had a heart attack from the type of food he cooked on ''Series/TheGallopingGourmet'', he turned to writing diet books for people with diabetes and heart problems. He realized pretty quickly that the food tasted like crap, and switched to adapting his old recipes to healthier cooking techniques, adding spices and low-calorie ingredients to replace fat and sugar instead of simply cutting them out. While common today, that was a completely novel idea in the late 80s.
* Creator/JamesHerriot remarks in one of his books that the popularity of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asafoetida Asafoetida]] in folk remedies is probably because such a stinking substance must have magical properties.
* In a variation of this trope, many energy drinks have an intentionally sour or bitter flavor to make them seem like they have more energy. This works because the two most popular active ingredients in energy drinks, caffeine and taurine, are bitter and sour respectively, so ramping up the ''taste'' instead of their actual content, makes the people ''think'' they have more of them, at the same tame escaping the overdose.
* One of the causes is an amusing logic loop. Certain food with certain nutrients tastes bad -> People don't eat it and lack said nutrient -> This food is healthy for them because they need said nutrient.
* First Lady Michelle Obama's attempt at getting schools to give kids healthy meals has backfired this way; the food may be good for the kids, but not only does it not take allergies or other problems into account, it tastes ''awful'' and kids aren't allowed to bring any alternatives. On the upside the kids do lose weight...since they don't eat lunch and are hungry the rest of the day.
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* Too many things to name portray very healthy foods such as broccoli as being scorned by children, even some ''adults'' severely dislike broccoli. Brussels sprouts, liver and spinach are other common targets.
** UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush actually forbade broccoli from the White House, and an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!'' had some fun with this.
** It is also mostly the vegetables that have this treatment. Fruits meanwhile (culinary fruits, at least) never get the Irony of Health Food treatment. You almost never hear of someone whose parents can never get them to eat bananas, apples, or grapes. Probably because parents don't force fruits on their kids the way they do vegetables. It also helps that fruits are naturally ''sweet'', too. Or sour like citrus fruits.
** A certain birthday card shows an adult woman scraping her broccoli into the trashcan with a caption that goes something like, "One of the perks of getting old is that no one can make you eat your vegetables!"
* Legend has is that in the 1800s a man found a stream with water that tasted so horrible that he decided that it ''had'' to be medically beneficial - so he started bottling and marketing it as a health elixir. [[NauseaFuel Sometime later it was discovered that his stream of miracle water was runoff from a nearby tannery...]]
* In RealLife safety conscious doctors and pharmacists sometimes ''design'' medicine to taste bad so that children won't take too much of it.
** This actually happened after a generation where they tried to design medicine to taste good specifically so kids would eat it. Unfortunately, this resulted in kids taking too much because they liked it as it tasted like candy. (Discussed in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', where it's shown that the Gel healing items were designed to taste good so kids would eat them, and Rita apparently has a taste for them.)
** That said, most drugs are naturally bitter because many of them were originally derived from vegetable alkaloids (examples include caffeine, digoxin, nicotine, morphine, etc), a groups of bitter-tasting and poisonous chemicals produced by plants to discourage animals and insects from eating them. Unfortunately for the plants, it just happens that these compounds can cure diseases or get people high in lower doses.
* Averted in a Website/{{Cracked}} article which explained that lots of "healthy" granola bars are [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18549_8-health-foods-that-are-bad-your-health.html about as good for you as a candy bar]]. Also on how Bran Muffins are ''not'' nutritional, muffins being mostly cake, and cake being mostly fat and sugar.
** That possibly comes from the way popular understanding has muddied the understanding of what constitutes 'nutrition'- bran is 'non-nutritious' in that it's indigestible, but a certain amount of harmless, indigestible matter is an important part of a human's diet- that's what 'fiber' is. And those sugary granola bars are 'nutritious' in that they give us lots of short-chain carbohydrates that we need for energy. This is why humans tend to like very sweet foods - as far as our ancient instincts are concerned, taking on as many calories at once is a good thing, because tomorrow, who knows? The problem isn't that sugary foods are not nutritious, rather that it's very easy to eat too much.
*** Heck, there's a reason people on ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' go apeshit when they win sugary foods in a reward...it gives them energy.
* Fitness guru [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_LaLanne Jack LaLanne]] has two rules of thumb for nutrition: [[AppealToNature "If it's man-made, don't eat it"]] and "If it tastes good, spit it out."
* Chinese medicine embodies this trope when it comes to herbal medicine you have to boil at home (or boiled and sealed into packets if you can't brew it at home). While the dried plant material that makes up the bulk of it can drive those with allergies insane, the resulting mixture will have your nose and tongue wishing to commit suicide (especially the tongue). There's a reason why a lot of Chinese pharmacies - or stores hosting a Traditional Chinese Medicine area - will drop in a few sweets in the bag at the register.Although it is less effective than other medicine,some have less side effect than other medicine.
** Even worse, certain plants create toxic chemicals if improperly consumed or prepared. For example, eating the stems and leaves together, or improperly-processed tapioca.
* [[CaptainObvious Of course]], this is averted with a great many poisons which are both very bitter and very deadly; this is part of why we're hardwired to despise bitter-tasting things.
** Cyanide, for instance. Smells like bitter almonds. Almonds? Pretty good for ya, lots of non-saturated fat, Vitamin E (carbohydrates) and is gluten-free. Most cyanides will pretty much kill you dead, though. [[Creator/StephenKing Not to be confused with arsenic.]]
*** Bitter almonds do not contain cyanides ''per se'', they, just like almost all kernels of prune family fruits, contain compounds called glycosides, which are metabolized to release cyanide. And defining feature of most glycosides is their overwhelmingly bitter taste. What's interesting, however, is that these glycosides, especially the most widespread of them, amygdalin[[note]]From Greek "amygdale", almond[[/note]], are (in minute amounts) essential parts of almond aroma and taste.
*** Interestingly enough, the only cells able to metabolize the cyanide out of the apricot seeds are carcenomas-cancer cells.
** Also inverted with antifreeze, which tastes sweet, works quickly, and is extremely deadly, which is why people are advised to keep it locked away from children and pets.
*** Of course, if the persistent little creatures do get their hands on the stuff, the cure is booze. No seriously. The dangerous ingredient in anti-freeze is ethylene glycol, which crystallizes in the bloodstream and shreds your kidneys to pieces. Ethanol, the alcohol in booze, is digested preferentially, which means that having it in your system prevents the ethylene glycol from crystallizing, and it's harmlessly passed through the system (one man in Australia who had drunk antifreeze was given an I.V. drip of pure vodka.) Large amounts of very potent booze isn't the most appealing thing in the world to most people, but in this very specific circumstance, it can save your life.
*** Ethylene glycol, being a two-base cousin of the common ethanol, is one of those numerous toxic alcohols (including methanol) whose antidote ethanol is. It works by having a better affinity to human cells, and thus is preferentially absorbed by the human body, protecting it. Still, this treatment is not always applicable, and to reduce the number of poisonings now there is the move to replace ethylene glycol by the similarly sweet and syrupy, but non-toxic propylene glycol, a two-base glycerol (and propanol) relative. It is somewhat more expensive, though, which holds adoption in some parts.
*** Anti-freeze's sweet taste has actually resulted in it being the weapon of choice in more than one murder case since the victim will consume food or drink laced with the stuff without noticing anything amiss. Most if not all antifreeze manufacturers now include a bittering agent to prevent this.
* Graham Kerr developed the "MiniMax" method to counteract this: After his wife had a heart attack from the type of food he cooked on ''Series/TheGallopingGourmet'', he turned to writing diet books for people with diabetes and heart problems. He realized pretty quickly that the food tasted like crap, and switched to adapting his old recipes to healthier cooking techniques, adding spices and low-calorie ingredients to replace fat and sugar instead of simply cutting them out. While common today, that was a completely novel idea in the late 80s.
* Creator/JamesHerriot remarks in one of his books that the popularity of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asafoetida Asafoetida]] in folk remedies is probably because such a stinking substance must have magical properties.
* In a variation of this trope, many energy drinks have an intentionally sour or bitter flavor to make them seem like they have more energy. This works because the two most popular active ingredients in energy drinks, caffeine and taurine, are bitter and sour respectively, so ramping up the ''taste'' instead of their actual content, makes the people ''think'' they have more of them, at the same tame escaping the overdose.
* One of the causes is an amusing logic loop. Certain food with certain nutrients tastes bad -> People don't eat it and lack said nutrient -> This food is healthy for them because they need said nutrient.
* First Lady Michelle Obama's attempt at getting schools to give kids healthy meals has backfired this way; the food may be good for the kids, but not only does it not take allergies or other problems into account, it tastes ''awful'' and kids aren't allowed to bring any alternatives. On the upside the kids do lose weight...since they don't eat lunch and are hungry the rest of the day.
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24th Mar '16 5:50:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheCosbyShow'' had some fun with this trope from time to time, including one moment where Clair got Cliff to try rice cakes:

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* ''TheCosbyShow'' ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' had some fun with this trope from time to time, including one moment where Clair got Cliff to try rice cakes:



* ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' had a moment in "Mother Natures Son" where Del-Boy (Who lives almost exclusively on fried food, takeaways and alcohol) reacts to his brother Rodney's revelation that he and his wife Cassandra like the health food from the organic store with "Oh, well that must be very appetizing then. Knowing that everything on your plate was once underneath a big pile of horse shit!".

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* ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' had a moment in "Mother Natures Son" where Del-Boy (Who lives almost exclusively on fried food, takeaways and alcohol) reacts to his brother Rodney's revelation that he and his wife Cassandra like the health food from the organic store with "Oh, well that must be very appetizing then. Knowing that everything on your plate was once underneath a big pile of horse shit!".



* Generally when a contestant on a cooking game show specializes in healthy food (or if there's a challenge to make healthy food), they'll acknowledge this trope exists, then proceed to demonstrate that healthy food doesn't have to taste bad. TopChef had a memorable example with Andrea, who even though she did get eliminated about halfway through had successful dishes and was liked by most of the other people there ''because'' of her passion for making healthy food.

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* Generally when a contestant on a cooking game show specializes in healthy food (or if there's a challenge to make healthy food), they'll acknowledge this trope exists, then proceed to demonstrate that healthy food doesn't have to taste bad. TopChef ''Series/TopChef'' had a memorable example with Andrea, who even though she did get eliminated about halfway through had successful dishes and was liked by most of the other people there ''because'' of her passion for making healthy food.
18th Mar '16 11:09:51 PM Hossmeister
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* When Edith of ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'' tries Alice's medicine, she promptly throws up. Alice, however, is adamant that she must take it daily.
25th Jan '16 8:23:55 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Completely'' {{subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Due to the [[MundaneMadeAwesome exaggerated]] KidsVersusAdults theme, children's opposition of broccoli, asparagus, spinach, and like gets escalated into a KryptoniteFactor to them. Hell, not only does ''they'' hate it, ''everyone'' does, and the only reason adults make kids eat it is so ''they'' won't have to. However, [[BigEater Numbah 2]] and [[ButtMonkey the Toiletnator]] manage to like veggies. Of course, there are some vegetables the kids can tolerate.

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* ''Completely'' {{subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Due to the [[MundaneMadeAwesome exaggerated]] KidsVersusAdults theme, children's opposition of broccoli, asparagus, spinach, and like gets escalated into a KryptoniteFactor to them. Hell, not only does do ''they'' hate it, ''everyone'' does, and the only reason adults make kids eat it is so ''they'' won't have to. However, [[BigEater Numbah 2]] and [[ButtMonkey the Toiletnator]] manage to like veggies. Of course, there are some vegetables the kids can tolerate.
19th Jan '16 10:43:19 AM nombretomado
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* AbbottAndCostello's WhosOnFirst has Abbott try to convince Costello to go on a diet:

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* AbbottAndCostello's Creator/AbbottAndCostello's WhosOnFirst has Abbott try to convince Costello to go on a diet:
10th Jan '16 9:00:17 PM TheCuza
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* On ''Series/CornerGas'', Brent is unsure whether or not he likes chicken Kiev after trying it for the first time, until he's told that it's unhealthy. He immediately decides he loves it.
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** This mentality reached ridiculous points later on in the comic's years. Andy would use horrible recipes such as mayonnaise in ravioli, lima beans in pizza, and pumpkins, tomato, and peas in fruit salad. How Andy decided to apply this to ''that'' one, we'll never know.
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