Rich Habits Word of the Day
Bushy-Tailed – Healthy. After a week of eating carrots, she felt bushy-tailed.
Rich Habits Fact of the Day
In 1939, Bugs Hardaway, Warner Brothers Director, decided to remake “Porky’s Hare Hunt” with a new rabbit. Cartoonist Charlie Thorson comes up with a gray and white rabbit with large buck teeth. He labels his sketch “Bugs’ Bunny”. Since 1939, Bugs Bunny has starred in more than 175 films. He’s been nominated for three Oscars, and won one in 1958, for “Knighty Knight, Bugs” (with Yosemite Sam). Every year from 1945 to 1961, he was voted “top animated character” by movie theater owners (when they still showed cartoons in theaters). In 1985 he became only the 2nd cartoon character to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Mickey Mouse was the first). For almost 30 years, starting in 1960, he had one of the top-rated shows in Saturday morning TV. In 1976, when researchers polled Americans on their favorite characters, real and imaginary, Bugs came in second …behind Abraham Lincoln.
Rich Habits Lesson of the Day
Bugs Bunny is still alive and well because he eats carrots. There are many health benefits to eating carrots:
- Prevent Strokes: In a Harvard University study, people who at six carrots a week were less likely to suffer a stroke.
- Good for the Gums – Carrots get rid of plaque much like brushing your teeth.
- Healthy for Skin – Carrots have Vitamin A and other antioxidants that protect the skin from sun damage.
- Reduced Rate of Cancer – Carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.
- Antiseptic – Shredded carrots can help reduce infections from cuts.
- Prevent Heart Disease – Carrots havebeta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein, which are associated with a lower incidence of heart disease.
- Improved Eyesight – Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which have been shown to protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.
A carrot has only 30 calories.