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1. noun, vulgar slang The testicles. I kicked the mugger in the nuts and grabbed my wallet back off him. He grabbed his nuts in a lewd gesture to the crowd.
2. noun, vulgar slang Confidence, self-esteem, motivation, etc. Often but not always said of a man. You've got nuts standing up to them like that, man. He doesn't have the nuts to try a plan that bold.
3. adjective Crazy; manic or eccentric; out of one's mind. Trying to figure out what's wrong with this computer is driving me nuts! You're totally nuts if you think they'll let you get away with it.
4. interjection An exclamation of dismay, frustration, or exasperation. Ah, nuts! I left my lunchbox on the school bus! A: "Nuts!" B: "What's wrong?" A: "The screwdriver slipped out of my hand and left a big gash in the wall."

the nuts

slang In poker, the winning or best possible hand of cards. I knew I had the nuts, so I decided to slow play until the river.
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and nutz
1. mod. crazy. (There is no difference in pronunciation between nuts and nutz.) That whole idea is just nuts!
2. exclam. No!; I don’t believe you!; I don’t care! (Usually Nuts!) Oh, nuts! I forgot my wallet.
3. n. the testicles. (Usually objectionable.) Chuck got kneed in the nuts in a football game.


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Whether we're watching our waistlines or simply hopping on the health bandwagon, there's no doubt that nuts are good for you.
In addition, trials comparing weight loss on plans that included or excluded nuts showed that people stuck to their diets better and lost more weight when nuts were included.
Barrows and his colleagues modified the nutritional profile of nut materials to increase protein and fit specifications for aquaculture feeds.
NUTS are packed with protein, fibre and important vitamins and minerals, including - in differing proportions depending on the type of nut - calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, vitamin E and B vitamins and selenium, the powerful antioxidant thought to help fight cancer, and which may also play a role in combating infertility, dementia and low thyroid function.
A warning on the site says that bags of the product could contain nuts such as cashew nuts, walnuts and hazelnuts which could cause someone allergic to nuts to have a reaction.
Since nuts provide fiber and protein, they may satisfy your appetite more quickly and keep hunger pangs at bay longer than if you eat processed snack foods, many of which are lacking in fiber and protein," explains Giannopoulos.
A series of large studies, including the Nurses' Health Study of 76,464 women and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study of 42,498 men, found that the more nuts people consumed, the less likely they were to die at any given age, especially of cancer or heart disease.
Based on the latest insights, trends and novelties a team of specialists at la Morelia nuts continuously develops new nut-related products that capture the very best that nature has to offer", said Sofie de Lathouwer, Marketing Director, FM Western Europe.
Store nuts in airtight glass containers or sealable or zip-lock plastic bags after squeezing out as much air as possible and keep them in the fridge or freezer.
Jaceldo-Siegl said that doubling this consumption could potentially reduce MetS risk by 14 per cent, asserting that while overall nut consumption was associated with lower prevalence of MetS, tree nuts specifically appear to provide beneficial effects on MetS, independent of demographic, lifestyle and other dietary factors.
Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease -- in fact, were less likely to die of any cause -- during a 30-year Harvard study.
ISLAMABAD -- People who eat a diet rich in nuts, including peanuts, are less likely to die from heart disease or cancer, new research suggests.
In TheBest Things You Can Eat, David Grotto details many of them: An ounce of Brazil nuts provides more than 700 percent of your daily requirement for selenium.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Bearded capuchin monkeys deliberately place palm nuts in a stable position on a surface before trying to crack them open, revealing their capacity to use tactile information to improve tool use.