Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The peanut cancer link

Okay, turns out I've just been kidding myself by buying all-natural, organic peanut butter. Aflatoxin (major, major carcinogen) is in the stuff regardless, although it's most prevalent in peanut butter made from peanuts grown in more humid parts of the world. Valencia peanuts, which are grown in Arizona, have the least, so if you're going to have peanut butter that's the kind to get. But even so, it's better to consume it in limited quantities. Which apparently I am not capable of doing, so I really probably need to cut it out altogether.

Le sigh.

Oh well. The first few days will be the hardest. And, who knows, maybe I'll find myself feeling much better once I'm off the nut. In the meantime, though, it won't be pretty. Pretty soon I expect to be seeing pink spiders dancing the Cold Turkey Tango with Mr. Peanut.