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International Year of Quinoa

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the “International Year of Quinoa.”   This superfood was new to me this year. It looks like beautiful flowers growing, yes? It is not a flower or a grain – it is a seed.  Nutrition-wise, quinoa has awesome benefits for you. One cup contains eight grams of proteinand it is a complete protein.

Although it plays the roll of a grain in the kitchen, quinoa is in fact a seed that’s harvested from a plant related to beets and spinach. That makes it a pseudocereal in the technical parlance, which is a word more people should work into casual conversation.

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Celebrate the Harvest

The Autumn Equinox is here. This little film called  “The Scarecrow,” the companion film for Chipotle’s new app-based game. The song “Pure Imagination” performed by Grammy Award®–winning artist Fiona Apple, is available for download on iTunes. No agenda, I just think it is creative and a visual feast.

Bottled water in your car is very dangerous!

I have wondered about this….Have you?

This is an article that should be share to anyone important in your life!   People should not drink bottled
water that has been left in a car. The heat reacts with the chemicals in the plastic of the bottle which releases dioxin into the water.
Dioxin is a toxin increasingly found in breast cancer tissue. So please  be careful and do not drink bottled water that has been left in a car.
Use a stainless steel canteen or a glass bottle instead of plastic!

This information is also being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center … No plastic containers in microwaves. No plastic water
bottles in freezers. No plastic wrap in microwaves.  Dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to cells in our bodies. Don’t freeze plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently the Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.

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