November – did you know?

Did you/do you know these seven November Facts?

1. The official flower for the month of November is the chrysanthemum. Meaning ‘golden flower’ the chrysanthemum represents honesty, joy and optimism.

2. The official birthstone of November is the topaz. This orange-yellow gemstone is said to represent friendship. The Greeks also believed that Topaz had the power to turn you invisible.

3. The popular board game, Monopoly, was introduced to the world on the 5th of November 1935. Monopoly is arguably one of the most popular board games played by different people around the world. Do you enjoy playing it?

4. November the 14th is World Diabetes Day. Someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes. Being diagnosed early is so important for all types of diabetes. It can save lives, prevent a medical emergency, and reduce the risk of life-changing complications later. Read more here

5. The month of November is host to International Tolerance Day which is held on the 16th every year. 

6. Apparently, November babies are smart. Scientists have conducted research to come to the conclusion that babies born in the month of November are usually smart, intuitive and curious.

Do you have a November birthday?

7. In the US, November is perhaps best known for Thanksgiving. Since 1621, the fourth Thursday in November has served as a holiday to gather with friends and family and give thanks for the blessings in our lives and also eat the incredible food reaped from the fall harvest. That’s 400 years of turkeys!

In 2022 thanksgiving is on 24th November … so not long to go.

Have you got your turkey yet? Perhaps you prefer something different on the table?

Please see related post

Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving here

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However, not all the recipe ideas featured in this blog may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e., use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan

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