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Saturday, February 16, 2019

NATIONAL ALMOND DAY

February 16th is National Almond Day.   Whether you are eating them by themselves, using almond milk, pasta, flour, butter, oil or meal, almonds offer a delicious flavor along with many health benefits. Almonds are one of the most heart-healthy foods on the market, packed with vitamin E, magnesium and fiber.
  • According to a survey of 500 health professionals, almonds may be beneficial to a healthy lifestyle.
  • According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
  • Recent research from Purdue University suggests that eating almonds can help people feel satisfied for several hours, which can support weight management and counter weight gain.
  • Eighty percent of the world’s almonds are grown in California.
 
For more information you can visit:
http://www.almonds.com/ 

NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY

Everyone knows a grouch, and some of us may even be guilty of being one.  February 16th is a call to kindness in the name of a grouch.  On National Do a Grouch a Favor Day, you can do something to make their day much better.
For some, it’s in their nature to be grouches all of the time; while others may just be having a rough day or two.  On National Do a Grouch a Favor Day, we have an opportunity to turn the grouches frown upside down!
A grouch can be called by a number of names, some of which won’t be described here. However, a few that might come in handy are curmudgeon, crank, grump, sourpuss, bellyacher, grouse, crosspatch, malcontent, crab, and grumbler. If you manage to turn their mood around they might become known as the neighborhood idealist. 
The grouch that you know might be a friend, relative,  co-worker,  boss, neighbor or that someone who lives in your house.  The favor you do on National Do a Grouch a Favor Day can be simple or elaborate.  Either way, doing them a favor is going to feel right for you!!
A grouch is a habitually irritable or complaining person, a grumbler. ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Maybe February 16th would be a fun day to watch the movies Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.
Let’s make it a better day for your favorite grouch!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Do something to make a grouch’s day better and Use #DoAGrouchAFavorDay to post on social media.