August 19th is National Potato Day! Whether you say “Po-tay-to” or “Po-tah-to,” most of us eat potatoes.
- There are more than 200 potato varieties of all shapes and sizes grown in the United States.
- The potato is the second most consumed food in the United States – trailing only milk products.
- Every year, Americans consume about 140 pounds of potatoes per person.
- Europeans (especially Germans) consume twice as many spuds as Continue reading “National Potato Day!” »
July is National Blueberry Month. It was created by the US Department of Agriculture in 2003 to “promote greater appreciation and use” of blueberries.
So what’s so special about blueberries? Well, for starters, over 90% of all of the blueberries in the world are produced in our country, in 35 states. And the nutritional value of blueberries cannot be beat by any other fruit or vegetable. Blueberries are full of antioxidants, which have been scientifically proven to help reduce the risk of certain cancers and heart disease. They are also excellent sources of Continue reading “National Blueberry Month” »
Grab that bag of Doritos, 6-pack of Coke, and box of Chips Ahoy… May 6th is No Diet Day!
The Truth about Diets
This 85-year-old couple, having been married almost 60 years, die tragically in a car crash. They have been in good health the last ten years, mainly due to the wife’s nearly neurotic interest in health food.
When they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter took them to their mansion, which was decked out with a beautiful kitchen and master bath suite, complete with Jacuzzi. As they “oohed and aahed’ the old man asked St. Peter how much all this was going to cost.
“It’s free,” St. Peter replied, “Remember, this is Heaven.”
Next they went out back to see the championship golf course the home backed up to. They would have Continue reading “No Diet Day!” »