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9/9/17 11:20 P

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In order for a sequoia to grow, the cone of the sequoia must pop open, which it can only do under extreme heat, like a forest fire. The fire causes the cone to pop open and the seeds may then be dispersed.

"General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth.
General Sherman (tree) - Wikipedia"

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8/19/17 11:46 A

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Most of the health advantages touted by the proponents of sprouted-grain bread are valid only when compared against white breads; whole-grain breads are comparable. After that, it's pretty much a matter of taste.

From http://articles.latimes.com/2009/oct/12/health/he-nutrition12

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The artificial sweetener asparteme (nutrisweet) can lower seratonin levels and make you crave more?

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8/4/17 2:22 P

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You can have an allergic reaction to shellfish without eating it. The proteins in shellfish and other seafood that trigger food allergies and allergy symptoms can be transmitted through the air when the fish is cooked. If you are in a restaurant or in the kitchen when shellfish are being cooked, you could still have an allergic reaction. Even just handling fish or smelling the steam of cooking seafood can trigger a serious allergic reaction in people who are extremely sensitive to seafood and shellfish.

With anaphylaxis epi-pens are not enough - always have a benadryl or two handy and then head to the ER

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"A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun."

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8/2/17 9:40 A

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Pico de gallo means 'beak of rooster' translated from Spanish.

The translation might sound odd, but this salsa variety has become seriously popular in American restaurants like Chipotle. Made from fresh diced tomatoes, onion, jalapeños, and cilantro, its name originates from the traditional method of eating it with just two fingers—a motion that resembled the pecking of a rooster's beak.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/79751/9-spicy-things-you-didnt-know-about-salsa


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An 80g serving of Brussel sprouts contains four times more vitamin C than an orange, and a cup of cooked Brussels sprouts contains only about 60 calories.

In 2010, the British vegetable brandTozerseeds created a new vegetable called the Flowersprout, a hybrid of the Brussels sprout and kale that contains double the amount of vitamin B6 and vitamin C of traditional Brussels sprouts.

Overcooking sprouts makes them smell like rotten eggs due to the high levels of sulforaphane they contain. On the other hand, roasted, sautéed or grilled sprouts can taste sweet and nutty – and delicious.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/news/19-things-might-not-know-brussels-sprouts/


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"...Balsamic vinegar is a source of calcium, iron, manganese and potassium, which improve the body's functioning and weight loss abilities. Low in calories, it also helps to curb the body's appetite and prevents overeating, increasing the amount of time it takes for the stomach to empty."

Antioxidents "in balsamic vinegar can help repair damage caused by free radicals, produced by the oxygen used in our body. Balsamic vinegar contains polyphenols, antioxidants that can protect the body from heart disease and cancer."

"The grapes that are used to make balsamic vinegar contain antioxidants that fight against cell damage, improve the body's immune system and make blood platelets more flexible."

"Balsamic vinegar can improve insulin sensitivity for diabetics..." and is beneficial in digestion. "It boosts the activity of pepsin, an enzyme that breaks protein down into smaller amino acids that can be more easily absorbed by the body. Pepsin also helps to improve the body's metabolism."


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"There are 3 different varieties of procrastination: 1. Arousal type, who wait until the last minute to complete something for the euphoric rush. 2. Avoiders, who may be avoiding fear of failure or even fear of sucess. And 3. Decisional type, who find it highly difficult to make a decision."

http://www.tipsywriter.com/blog/7-interesting-facts-about-procrastination/



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7/28/17 12:48 P

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"Raspberries contain more vitamin C than oranges, are super high in fibre, low in calories and supply you with a good dose of folic acid.
Further to that, they are high in potassium, vitamin A and calcium. Who would have thought that you could find so much goodness in one humble berry."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/11761546/12-things-you-didnt-know-about-raspberries.html

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7/27/17 6:26 P

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Did you know...crustaceans are an important part of the world's food supply?

Over 10,000,000 tons of lobster, shrimp, crabs, prawn, and crawfish are raised for human consumption, 80% in Asia. China raises almost 1/2 of the total.

Krill, another crustacean, is not as widely consumed by humans but is the diet of many baleen whales. It's a very tiny crustacean but has one of the greatest biomasses on the planet.

Definition from wikipedia: Biomass is the mass of living biological organisms in a given area or ecosystem at a given time.

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7/26/17 1:21 P

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The Palo Verde was designated the state tree of Arizona in 1954.

During their short flowering seasons, both species are clothed with thousands of five-petaled yellow blossoms. They attract numerous pollinators, including beetles, flies and social and solitary bees.

The trees can photosynthesize through their green bark, an important adaptation for a tree that drops its leaves during the warm season and in response to fall cooling. Palo verdes also drop stems and branches to combat drought.

Palo verdes serve as nurse plants for saguaro cacti by providing a canopy – in effect, a microhabitat – which offers warmth in winter and shade in summer. The slower-growing, longer-lived cactus will eventually replace its one-time protector.

Bighorn sheep, mule deer, feral burros and jackrabbits as well as other small mammals browse palo verdes. Numerous birds forage, perch and/or nest in the abundant branches.



Read more: https://www.desertusa.com/flora/palo-verde-tree.html#ixzz4nxY3is8O

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Blue is an appetite suppressant.

http://www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/weight-loss-tricks/

There’s a good reason you won’t see many fast-food restaurants decorated in blue: the color functions as an appetite suppressant. Researchers have found that people eat 33 percent less in a blue room; the bluish light that results evidently makes food look less appealing. So eat on blue plates, dress in blue while you eat, and use a blue tablecloth. Avoid red, yellow, and orange; studies find they encourage eating.

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7/24/17 4:21 P

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7 Things Calm People do Differently

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/04/habits-of-calm-people_n_4174903.html

They meditate/ mindfulness (Lectio Divina is a Catholic Christian meditation practice)

They are grateful

They sleep

They socialize

They don't keep it together all the time

They use their vacation days

They unplug

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7/24/17 4:15 P

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"Generally speaking, if you see a cumulonimbus cloud—a tall, puffy cloud that looks flat at the top— or a nimbostratus cloud, a flat low-level gray cloud—you can be fairly certain that rain is in the 24-hour forecast."

http://www.rd.com/culture/rain-facts/4/

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7/23/17 7:38 P

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Even 10 minutes of exercise a day is beneficial.,,

"Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reported findings from a study involving 464 women who weren't exercisers. After six months, a group who walked an average of 72 minutes a week at two to three mph—that's about 10 minutes of mall-pace striding a day—had significantly improved heart strength and general fitness, nearly matching the efforts of women exercising almost twice as long. "Your body responds very positively, very quickly to even small amounts of exercise," says lead study author Tim Church, MD, PhD. "If you're sedentary, you'll see a lot of your greatest gains going from zero to 10 minutes a day.""

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/health/even-10-minutes-of-exercise-a-day-can-improve-health#ixzz4nhXcVuZB

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7/22/17 8:14 P

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A massage lowers blood pressure.

"Our skin is the largest organ on our body. It is used as a protection coat, for transferring heat and cold and for creating energy through sun. Naturally, it allows us to feel the effects of massage to its fullest.
There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in skin and 3000 on tip of the finger.

Interesting enough, touch is the first feeling that develops in the human body and also the last to fade away. Any type of touch can reduce the heart rate, it can lower chances for depression and lower blood pressure.
When a body receives massage, it instantly gets relaxed and the stress level in body is reduced. Furthermore, 60 minutes of massage have same effect on your body like 7 to 8 hours of good sleep."

http://www.swizzlesticks.com/blog/49-blog.html

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7/21/17 7:44 P

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Craving food may be because it has become a habit.

From Prevention online:
"Ask yourself: Am I a creature of habit?
You may not realize it, but seemingly innocent routines, such as eating cheese popcorn while watching TV, create powerful associations. "The brain loves routine," says Bob Maurer, PhD, author of One Small Step Can Change Your Life. The thought of letting go of these patterns can cause a fear response in an area of the brain called the amygdala. "Once the food hits your lips, the fear response shuts off in a heartbeat," says Maurer.
Do this:
Eliminate sensory cues. Smells, sights, and sounds all act as powerful triggers. Watch TV in your basement or bedroom so you're far away from the kitchen full of snacks.
Picture yourself healthy. Try Maurer's "stop technique": Every time the food you crave pops into your head, think, Stop! Then, picture a healthy image (say, you lean and fit). After a while, your brain will dismiss the food image and the craving will subside. "One of my clients did this four or five times a day, and within 2 weeks, she stopped turning to sweets every night after dinner," he says.
Shift your focus. Australian researchers found that distracting your brain really does work. When a food craving hits, divert your attention to something visual not related to food, like typing an email."

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Flax Seeds vs. Flax Meal vs. Sprouted Flax

Flaxseeds are best consumed ground as our bodies cannot access the nutrients if they are eaten whole and they will pass through undigested.

You can grind the flax in a coffee grinder, this is best done immediately before eating them so they do not spend much time exposed to air or you can buy them pre-ground.

However the very best way to experience flax seed benefits is to consume them in their sprouted form. Soaking flax seeds and then sprouting them eliminates phytic acid and may greatly increase mineral absorption.

Like other sources of fiber including chia seeds and hemp seeds, make sure to take them with plenty of water or other fluids.

https://draxe.com/10-flax-seed-benefits-nutrition-facts/

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Coriander are the seeds from a cilantro plant.

Coriander/cilantro is mentioned in the Bible in Exodus and ancient texts from China, Ancient Rome, Egypt, and India.

It has diuretic properties and is good for hemorrhoids.




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Sleep deprivation will kill you more quickly than food deprivation.

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"Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, boost your health and have fun. Aim for at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise.

Try to engage in a combination of vigorous and moderate aerobic exercises, such as running, walking or swimming. Squeeze in strength training at least twice per week by lifting free weights, using weight machines or doing body weight exercises."

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If you took away all the sugar in an average American diet, you would subtract 500 calories a day. Of course, since we are not taking it away, that means sugar adds 500 calories a day to our diet (and waistlines). That is like eating 10 strips of bacon a day. Even bacon-loving Americans might stop short of that

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In 2008, Dr. Randy Zusman, a doctor at the Massachusetts General Hospital, asked patients suffering from high blood pressure to try a meditation-based relaxation program for three months. These were patients whose blood pressure had not been controlled with medication. After meditating regularly for three months, 40 of the 60 patients showed significant drops in blood pressure levels and were able to reduce some of their medication. The reason? Relaxation results in the formation of nitric oxide which opens up your blood vessels.


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If you spend $100 at a farmers' market, $62 goes back into the local economy, and $99 out of $100 stays in the state.

If you spend $100 at a grocery store, only $25 stays here. So, where do you want your money to go?



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I went on an hour and a half bike ride this morning!

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The sugar snap pea is a hybrid of green peas and and snow peas, according to the California Department of Public Health. It is a relatively new food, having been developed in 1979 to meet consumers' demand for edible-pod peas that are sweeter and larger than snow peas.

If you are trying to lose weight or maintain your current weight, sweet, crunchy sugar snap peas can be beneficial. They have 35 calories per 3-ounce serving, which is about 1 cup. They provide 2 grams of protein, no fat, 3 grams of natural sugar and 2 grams of fiber. Add them to your salad, pasta or stir-fry to infuse a refreshing flavor into your dish without adding excess calories and fat. The fiber will help keep you feeling full and reduce your temptation to snack between meals.


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It was actually on July 2, 1776, that America gained its independence.

Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a "laptop," a kind of writing desk that could fit on one's lap.

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826. Davis explained, "That may be the most extraordinary coincidence in all of history. On the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the declaration...the two giants of the declaration both died. ... Jefferson died first. Adams was alive, of course, in Massachusetts. He didn't know that Jefferson had died but said, famously, perhaps apocryphally, that 'Jefferson still lives.' And people took that to mean his words will live forever."

The Liberty Bell had nothing to do with July 4th. It wasn't called the "Liberty Bell" until the 1830s and that's also when it got its famous crack.

The printed version of the Declaration was called the Dunlap Broadside - 200 were made but only 27 are accounted for. One of these was found in the back of picture frame at a tag sale and sold at auction for $8.14 million to television producer Norman Lear. It now travels the country to be displayed to the public.










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Radishes are a great low-cal snack; one cup of sliced radishes has only 19 calories.

Most states grow radishes, but California and Florida boast the biggest crops in the United States.

Because they grow rapidly, radish plants are ideal for children's gardens. The scientific name for the genus that includes radishes is Raphanus, Greek for "quickly appearing."

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Watermelon is rich in electrolytes, including potassium, which means it's a great replenisher for the body. Potassium also helps with feelings of anxiety, irritability and stress.

Watermelons are a great source of vitamin A, which helps in keeping your eyes healthy, vitamin C, an immune booster, and B vitamins including B1 and B6. B1 is important in energy metabolism and supports the nervous system. B6 is important in brain function.

They are also a good source of pantothenic acid, biotin, magnesium, and dietary fiber.

Watermelon is the most abundant edible natural source of L-citrulline which converts to L-arginine in the body. L-arginine is an amino acid necessary in the formation of nitric oxide, which is essential to a healthy blood pressure and regulation of vascular tone.

The pulp of watermelons tends to be pink or red indicating high levels of lycopene. They actually contain the highest concentrations of lycopene of any fruit or vegetable. Lycopene is a popular carotenoid due to its antioxidant capacity and some studies have shown evidence that increased consumption of lycopene-containing foods may reduce the occurrence or progression of prostate cancer.

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Each year, between 20 to 50 million trees are cut down to make room for tobacco farms.

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Cleopatras tomb has never been found.

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First cultivated in China, radish crops spread through the Northern Hemisphere and into Europe in the 1500s. Radishes had reached Massachusetts by 1629.

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Lentils have 330% of the recommended daily value of molybdenum. What is molybdenum? I first heard of it when I was learning about copper mines. I remember being told it is very valuable.

Molybdenum is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Mo and atomic number 42.

We get this nutrients from food sources that get it in the soil.

Molybdenum is used to this day in high strength alloys, and high temperature steels.
Molybdenum is also used in some electronic applications, as the conductive metal layers in thin film transisters.

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Cucumbers are a good source of potassium.

One contributing factor to high blood pressure is having too much salt (sodium) and too little potassium in your diet. The excess salt causes your body to hold fluids, which raises blood pressure. Potassium is an electrolyte that helps regulate the amount of sodium retained by the kidneys. Cucumbers are a good source of potassium. Drinking cucumber water helps your body get more potassium, potentially helping to lower your blood pressure.

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Fireflies aren’t flies… they’re beetles

Also called lightning bugs, fireflies are neither flies nor bugs, but beetles. There are over 2,000 species of fireflies, and not all of them produce light. For example, fireflies in the western US do not glow, and many people mistakenly believe fireflies don't exist west of the Rockies!

Some species of firefly larvae have gills and are aquatic, while others live in trees.

Fireflies thrive in warm, humid climates, which is why they are found on almost every continent on Earth. They live in the tropics as well as temperate zones, and come out in the summertime. Fireflies inhabit forests, fields, and marshes near bodies of water because they require a moist environment to survive.

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Of all the olive oil produced in the United States, California is responsible for producing 99% of it.

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During digestion, all carbohydrates are broken down into glucose before they can enter the bloodstream where insulin helps the glucose enter the body’s cells. Some glucose is stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles for future use, like fueling a workout. If there is extra glucose, the body will store it as fat.

With no glucose available for energy, the body starts using protein from food for energy. Therefore this protein is no longer available for more important functions, such as making new cells, tissues, enzymes, hormones, and antibodies and the regulation of fluid balance.

Do try to avoid simple carbs. Do try to eat within a healthy range of carbs. Do not ever eliminate carbs.

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Help maintain healthy blood pressure
Potatoes are loaded with kukoa-mines, plant chemicals that help lower blood pressure, found the USDA researchers. In addition, one medium baked potato (including the skin) provides 20% of your daily potassium, a known hyper-tension fighter.

Try this: To make a fat-burning potato salad, boil new potatoes in water until cooked through. Cut into 1 2-inch slices and then quarter. Toss with olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and chopped fresh parsley, and chill. Or for a hearty meal, skip the sour cream, butter, and cheese, and top a baked russet potato with vegetarian chili.

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Help maintain healthy blood pressure
Potatoes are loaded with kukoa-mines, plant chemicals that help lower blood pressure, found the USDA researchers. In addition, one medium baked potato (including the skin) provides 20% of your daily potassium, a known hyper-tension fighter.

Try this: To make a fat-burning potato salad, boil new potatoes in water until cooked through. Cut into 1 2-inch slices and then quarter. Toss with olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and chopped fresh parsley, and chill. Or for a hearty meal, skip the sour cream, butter, and cheese, and top a baked russet potato with vegetarian chili.

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Because the tomato has seeds and grows from a flowering plant botanically it is classed as a fruit not a vegetable.

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Many foods serve as anti-inflammatories.

Cinnamon can ease swelling.
Include plenty of these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet:
tomatoes.
olive oil.
green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards.
nuts like almonds and walnuts.
fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines.
fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.

Read this article for a list of 30 anti-inflammatory foods!
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http://www.eatthis.com/anti-inflammatory-foods

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Rainbows are created by both reflection and refraction (bending) of light in water droplets in the atmosphere, which results in a spectrum of light appearing.

A rainbow is in fact a full circle of light. However, due to most people viewing a rainbow on the ground we only see a semi-circle or arc of the rainbow.

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Salt is so essential to the body that if you drink too much water it can flush it out of your system and cause fatal Hyponatremia. This is what killed Jennifer Strange who entered a “Hold your wee for a wii” competition

Consumption of too much salt can be deadly – you need to take about 1 gram of salt per kilogram of weight to die and this was used as a method of ritual suicide in China – especially amongst the nobility as salt was so expensive.

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David Bowie changed his surname from Jones as not to be confused with the singer from The Monkees.

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Americans consume, on average, 765 grams of sugar every five days. To put that in perspective, in 1822 we consumed on average 45 grams every five days. That is equal to one can of soda. Now we consume 17 times that, or the equivalent of 17 cans of soda.

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Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with

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Almonds are members of the peach family

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A little intake of cinnamon a day can help to improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, so it also supports your body to metabolize carbohydrates, burn fat and lose weight naturally.

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The June full moon, which comes out tonight, June 9, is called the Strawberry Moon.
This year it is also called the minimoon because it will be the smallest in 2017!

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Maine produces more blueberries than anywhere else in the world.

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The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.

Nothing tastes or feels as good as being fit and slim feel!

I buffet my body and make it my slave!

When I eat healthy I enjoy my food all day!


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Ketchup was used as a medicine back in the 1930’s

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Almost ALL scale movements are the result of fat burn that happened days, or even weeks ago!

I just read that on the member feed. Interesting!

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Dehydrating a muscle by 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

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Did you know that you burn more calories sleeping than watching TV

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A saguaro is usually 50-70 years old before it grows its first branch. And this is if the arm grows quickly. It may take 100 years before a saguaro can grow its first arm.

A saguaro may live over 200 years. 🌵

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Did you know that reindeer like bananas

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The United States’ current 50 star flag was designed as a school project by 17 year-old Robert G. Heft. Heft received a B- for his efforts, but his teacher said he would reconsider the grade if Congress accepted Heft’s ostensibly mediocre design. In 1959, that’s precisely what happened, and Heft’s design was selected to be the latest iteration of the American flag. His teacher promptly changed the grade to an A.

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Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth II (the present queen of England) were born in the same year.

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In 1963, major league baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, an hour after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon, Perry hit is first, and only, home run while playing for the San Francisco Giants.

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Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May has an asteroid named after him (Asteroid 52665 Brianmay).

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The more muscle mass you have, the more fat your body burns while resting.

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Honeybee workers must visit 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.

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Neurogenesis - new brain cells

Exercising improves brain performance. Cardiovascular exercise helps create new brain cells. This improves brain power and brain activity ( cognitive function). Moderate aerobic exercise helps increase new brain cells, while strength training may not be much healthier for the brain than sitting on the couch.

Weight lifting might still have benefits for the brain, but likely not new brain cells.


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That the rind of the watermelon is healthy

Watermelon contains more of the antioxidant lycopene than fresh tomatoes; one cup of watermelon has 1.5 times the lycopene as a raw tomato

L-citrulline, an amino acid in watermelon, seems to protect against muscle pain
Watermelon rind is edible and actually contains more of the amino acid citrulline than the pink flesh; citrulline is converted to arginine in your kidneys, which is important for heart and immune system health

New research showed citrulline and arginine supplements derived from watermelon extract lead to significant improvements in blood pressure and cardiac stress in obese study participants

Watermelon contains cucurbitacin E, or tripterpenoid, which blocks the activity of the pain and inflammation-causing enzyme cyclooxygenase -- the same enzyme blocked by COX-2 inhibitor drugs

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There are 1130 g. of sodium in Wendy's Mozarella Tomato Salad with grilled chicken.

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Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

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Sea otters hold hands while they sleep so they don't drift apart. Sweet!

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Did you know Reno is farther west than Los Angeles?

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Did you know that in 2015 more people were killed from injuries caused by taking selfies than by shark attacks?

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5/29/17 6:11 A

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Did you know there are 18 tsp. of sugar in a large sweetened iced tea at McDonald's. That's 71 grams of sugar. (4.2 grams equals 1 teaspoon.
18 teaspoons equal 6 Tablespoons which is nearly 1/3 c.). I apologize if my math is wrong.

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5/27/17 8:36 P

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Did you know the Mayans made over 2000 types of tamales?

From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.

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5/27/17 11:29 A

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Did you know Johnny Appleseed's seeds grew into apple trees with fruit better suited for apple cider for adults than for pies, apple sauce, and munching!

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Did you know a pumpkin is a fruit?

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Did you know during your lifetime your will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools?

Edited by: REEDSKI at: 5/26/2017 (20:35)
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State interesting facts such as the fact that a certain type of fly pollinates cacao plants in South America, so without flies we wouldn't have chocolate or that our skin is our largest organ.

Let's learn! Keep our minds sharp and ward off Alzheimer's and/or dementia!

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