The Other I

September 28, 2010

Going nuts

Filed under: Food chains — theotheri @ 4:03 pm

I’ve been searching the net trying to find out where the phrase “going nuts”

came from.  So far have  not found any suggestions about the etymology.  There are a lot of examples though, none of which seem to fit any of the many benefits of nuts that I’ve recently read about:

  • walnuts help reduce cholesterol, and are recommended as a defense against memory loss and heart disease
  • almonds are valuable weight-loss aids, and, like walnuts, help reduce cholesterol and memory loss
  • hazel nuts are recommended for skin cell renewal which tastes better than anti-aging cream
  • pistachios seems to reduce the incidence of several kinds of cancers
  • peanuts help in avoiding diabetes and gallstones

Now if I can just find a similar list about the benefits of chocolate, I might live a happy and healthy life for a century or more.  That is, if the list of things I’m going to have to give up isn’t too long.  I’m ignoring the research that suggests that eating less seems to lead to longevity.


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