Cuddle Up Day / National Bean Day

Cuddle Up Day

January 6

The word “cuddle” can be traced back to 1520. And, even though the word has been around for around 500 years, recent research has found cuddling doesn’t just keep you warm and comforted – it also has been proven to give your immune system a boost, lower stress and anxiety levels, and help people live longer and happier lives in general. This is all thanks to an increase in oxytocin (the “feel good” hormone) that comes with a good cuddle session. Today is a great day to cuddle.

National Bean Day

January 6

Archaeologists, through carbon dating, have found evidence of peas existing in 9,700 BC and natives in Mexico cultivated beans in 7,500 BC. In ancient Rome, so esteemed were legumes that the four leading families took their names from them: Lentullus (lentil), Piso (pea), Cicero (chickpea), and Fabius (fava). It is calculated there more than 40,000 varieties of beans. Beans are a very good source of fibers, protein, vitamins, complex carbohydrates, folate, and iron. An indication of their popularity, green bean casserole can be found on dinner tables in 30 million households across the country during the holiday season.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Ree Drummond – Cook & Pioneer Woman – born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Lou Holtz – Football Coach – born in Follansbee, West Virginia


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