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FEBRUARY 16TH, 2013 – NATIONAL ALMOND DAY – NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY

15 Feb

NATIONAL ALMOND DAY

February 16th is National Almond Day.  GO NUTS FOR ALMONDS:  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 the 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.

*  80 percent of the world’s almonds are grown in California.

Green beans with almonds or asparagus with almonds might be two great options to celebrate National Almond Day.

For more information you can visit http://www.almondboard.com

NATIONAL ALMOND DAY HISTORY

Our research has found that National Almond Day, an “unofficial” National holiday,  may have been originated by the Almond Board of California.

 

NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY

Everyone knows a grouch and actually you might even know more than one.  It is in their nature for some people to be grouches all of the time while others may just be having a rough day or two.  On February 16th, it is National Do a Grouch a Favor Day. On this day, you can do something to maybe make their day much better.

The grouch that you know might be a friend,  relative,  co-worker,  boss, neighbor or someone that you live with.  Today is an opportunity for you to do something nice for them, do them a favor, surprise them when they least expect it.  Doing them a favor is going to feel good for you!!

As defined in Merriam-Webster dictionary:   ” GROUCH –  a habitually irritable or complaining person : grumbler

 Maybe today would be a fun day to watch these movies:       Grumpy Old Men  –  and  – Grumpier Old Men    ===========================================================================================

Let’s make it a better day for someone that we know (or someone that we do not know)!

 

NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY HISTORY

Our research has failed to find the origin and the creator of this “unofficial” National holiday.

 

RESOURCES

http://www.almondboard.com/Consumer/Pages/Default.aspx

http://www.nationalalmondday.com/

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/celebrate-national-almond-day-heart-130000796.html

http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/national-almond-day-recipes.html

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grouch

http://www.examiner.com/article/happy-do-a-grouch-a-favor-day-famous-american-grumps-cranky-characters

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/February/grouchfavorday.htm

http://news.yahoo.com/feb-16-grouch-favor-day-911-birthday-almond-185800828.html

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