Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Club Newsletter December 2007 - Issue 19

50/50 RAFFLE

TOMS FARMS CRUISE Coordinator Alexander Mendoza and Co-coordinator Alicia Mendoza

Parking Lot Director Bob Irvine

QUAKES STADIUM CRUISE SAN GABRIEL MISSION CRUISE Membership & Welcoming Director Robin Brewer MARCH AIR FORCE BASE CRUISE Raffle & 50/50 Tickets Director Sandy Irvine


Photographer & Digital Film Director Jim Guignard CHINO AIRPORT CRUISE

Games Director Roni Koepp

Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Club Classic Car Show


Open to All PT Cruisers & All Classic Cars - January 6, 2008 - No Entry Fee – No Admission Fee 11:00 a m - 2:30 p m - PT Cruiser of the Month Plaque - Plus – 9 Trophies for these Categories Best of Show - Best Engine - Best Interior - Best Theme of the Month - Best Paint - Best Under Construction - Special Interest - Best Graphics - And Best Stock - This event will be held every other month in 2008 - Jan 6 - Mar 2 - May 4 – Jul 6 – Sep 7 – Nov 2 - Location: - Burger Town USA - 760 No. Archibald Ave - Ontario, California - Directions: - Take the San Bernardino Freeway (10) - Exit at Archibald Ave - Go north 1 block – right side – Hope to see you there in Jan.

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Birthdays for the Y 2007 ear

Birthday’s for January Jonathan Meyer - January 6 Bob Koepp - January 10 ~ Birthday’s for February Katie Daigle - February 16 Claudia Oviatt - February 16 ~ Birthday’s for March Alex Mendoza - March 1 Alicia Mendoza - March 29 Arthur Mendoza - March 31 ~ Birthday’s for April Alex Kozasky - April 1 Roseanne Gonzales - April 15 Jordan Sandstrom - April 21 Sandy Irvine - April 26 Clem Lagrosa - April 26 ~ Birthday’s for May Stephanie - May 13 Dillan Higgins - May 15 Gina Kozasky - May 16 Randy - May 23 ~ Birthday’s for June Danny Beach - June 6 Laurie Esquivel - June 15 Pete - June 25 Dean Daigle - June 26 ~

Birthday’s for July Joey Sandstrom - July 2 Bob Naveroski - July 2 Luis Gonzales - July 13 Adam Higgins - July 15 Sandi Wellington - July 15 Doris Kotwica - July 23 Jimmy Anderson - July 30 Jim Guignard - July 30 Kenny Wong - July 30 Ivy Summer Kozasky – July 31 ~ Birthday’s for August Barbie Wong - August 4 Stephanie Sandstrom - August 8 Vickie Hoppens - August 9 Rick Williams - August 10 Marlene Beach - August 10 Jim Dekoker - August 14 Paula Anderson - August 20 Lorraine Williams - August 21 Alexander Jr. - August 25 Linda Cook - August 30 Ashly Sinor - August 31 PT Tony - August 31 ~ Birthday’s for September Sue Stephenson - September 1 Larry Stephenson - September 3 Roni Koepp - September 6 Ray Oviatt - September 8 Robin Brewer - September 30 ~ Birthday’s for October Shar - October 11 Connie Sandstrom - October 16 ~ Birthday’s for November Denise Meyer – November 8 Melanie Meyer - November 8 Jennie Sandstrom - November 18 ~ Birthday’s for December Cherie Landreth - December 1 Mary Ann Naveroski - December 1 Martha (Tony) - December 5 Donna Higgins - December 11 Will Cook - December 12 Bob Irvine - December 16 Jeff Meyer - December 27

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Previous Winners For "PT Cruiser of the Month" 2006 Shirley Reeves ~ June 2006 Clem Lagrosa ~ July 2006 Rick & Lorraine Williams ~ August 2006 George & Lori Manz ~ September 2006 Robin Brewer ~ October 2006 Mel ~ November 2006 Jim & Paula Anderson ~ December 2006 ~ PT Cruiser of the Year for 2006 ~ Clem Lagrosa 2007 Glenn Marx ~ January 2007 Sandy Wellington ~ February 2007 Lloyd Holland ~ March 2007 Will & Linda Cook ~ April 2007 Stan Nosik ~ May 2007 Jeff Meyer ~ June 2007 Shar ~ July 2007 Robin Brewer ~ August 2007 Adam Higgins ~ September 2007 Paul & Laurie Esquivel ~ October 2007
Club Entertainment PT fan belt toss, hula hoop toss, basketball toss, horse shoe toss, singing contest, raffle, 50/50, club parking, membership information, newsletters and all Ez-Up's are okay to set up. Every month we select a "PT Cruiser of the Month" award. And, on January 6, 2008 a PT Cruiser will be awarded "PT Cruiser of the Year" for 2007. {Only 2007 monthly winners will qualify for this award} and, there is always plenty of public parking for visitors. Raffle Tickets Raffle Tickets are 5 for $5.00 ~ 15 for $10.00 ~ or 40 for $20.00 but, the best buy at Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Club would be the "Combo Deal". There are 5 rolls of raffle tickets and 2 rolls of 50/50 tickets and you get 7 tickets from each


All of the 13 PT's were looking good and then it came down to select Number Ten. Judge Jean just couldn’t make up her mind between two PT’s she rated a ten. She finally decided on the PT she wanted to choose and that PT Cruiser belongs to Jim & Paula Anderson of Rancho Cucamonga. Congratulations on your win and in a couple of months you will be in the running for PT Cruiser of the Year for 2007.

roll which totals out to 49 raffle and 50/50 tickets for only $26.00

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PT Fan Belt Toss 2006 & 2007
June „06 ~ Dee Campbell July „06 ~ Jim Ingram August „06 ~ Cherie Landreth September „06 ~ Lorraine Williams October „06 ~ Jennie Sandstrom November „06 ~ David (visitor) December „06 ~ Lorraine Williams January „07 ~ JD February „07 ~ Alexander Mendoza March „07 ~ Shar April „07 ~ Paul Esquivel May 2007 ~ Laurie Esquivel June 2007 ~ Bob Irvine July 2007 ~ Connie Sandstrom August 2007 ~ Robin Brewer September 2007 ~ Connie Sandstrom October 2007 ~ Roni - Bob - Claudia November 2007 ~ Bob Irvine

Birds 2006 & 2007
June „06 ~ Jan & Dee Campbell ~ 2 Parakeets July „06 ~ Jim Ingram ~ 2 Love Birds Aug. „06 ~ Vicki Hoppens ~ 1 Female Cockatiel Aug. „06 ~ Sandy Irvine ~ 1 Female Cockatiel September „06 ~ Ken & Barb ~ 2 Finches September „06 ~ Louie Gonzales ~ 2 Finches Oct. 06 ~ Connie & Randy ~ 2 Diamond Doves November „06 ~ Jennie & Jordon ~ 2 Parakeets December „06 ~ Sandy Irvine ~ 2 Parakeets January „07 ~ Linda Cook ~ 2 Parakeets February „07 ~ Laurie Esquivel ~ 4 Finches March „07 ~ John Lujan ~ 2 Parakeets April „07 ~ Connie Sandstrom ~ 2 Parakeets May '07 ~ Shar ~ 2 Parakeets June '07 ~ Mary Ann Naveroski ~ 2 Parakeets July „07 ~ Sandy Wellington ~ 2 Parakeets August ‟07 ~ Melonie Meyer ~ 2 Parakeets September ‟07 ~ Linda Cook ~ 2 Parakeets October ‟07 ~ Cherie Landreth ~ 2 Parakeets November ‟07 ~ Jim Guignard ~ 2 Finches

Bob Irvine
November PT Fan Belt Toss Winner 15 contestants lined up to try the PT Fan Belt Toss and finally at the end of the fan belt toss there were two people who were tied for this contest. Alex and Bob Irvine went at it again and Bob won with 30 points on the final. Jim Guignard won the two birds that were raffled off this month at our Meet & Greet but decided to pass them off to Roni Koepp because of his cat and what he might do to them being so small and all. These birds are 8 month old finches.

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Hula Hoop Toss 2006 & 2007
July „06 ~ Connie Sandstrom August „06 ~ Dean Daigle September „06 ~ Jim Anderson October „06 ~ Connie Sandstrom November „06 ~ Charles Brewer December „06 ~ Bob Irvine January „07 ~ Adam February „07 ~ Paul Esquivel March „07 ~ Lloyd Holland April '07 ~ Mondo May „07 ~ Bob Naveroski June „07 ~ Ray Oviatt July „07 ~ Paul Esquivel August ‟07 ~ Charles Brewer September ‟07 ~ Lloyd Holland October ‟07 ~ Alex M. & Monique E.

50/50 Raffle Drawing 2006 & 2007
June „06 ~ Betty ~ $60.00 July „06 ~ Robin Brewer ~ $62.50 August „06 ~ Larry & Sue ~ $60.00 Sept.. „06 ~ Susie Howard ~ $65.00 October „06 ~ Bob & Sandy Irvine ~ $36.00 Nov. „06 ~ Jennie Sandstrom ~ $67.00 Dec. „06 ~ Roni Koepp ~ $36.00 January „07 ~ Sandy Wellington ~ $120.00 February „07 ~ Robin Brewer ~ $60.00 March '07 ~ Sandy Wellington ~ $73.00 April „07 ~ Stephanie ~ $57.50 May '07 ~ Sandy Wellington ~ $52.50 June '07 ~ Robin Brewer ~ $105.00 July „07 ~ Roni Koepp ~ $125.00 August‟07 ~ Jonathan Meyer ~ $74.00 September „07 ~ Roni Koepp ~ $104.00 October ‟07 ~ John Lujan ~ $102.00 50/50 RAFFLE WINNER JIM GUIGNARD

The weather for this
Meet & Greet could not have been any better. No wind, no heat, no cold air, no fires, no smoke, It was just a perfect day to be outside and enjoy the day. Hopefully the days stay this way for a long time. This months‟ 50/50 raffle drawing was $50.00 and the winning ticket was picked out and called out by RCPTCC Coordinator Alex Mendoza

Bob Irvine November 2007 ~ Hula Hoop Toss Winner This time there were 13 people who tried their luck at the Hula Hoop Toss but in the end Bob Irvine managed to win with a total of 4 hoops out of six. Jeff came close at winning but only had 3 hoops this time. Nice going and Congrads on the win Bob.

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Horse Shoe Toss 2007
April „07 ~ Stanley Nosik May „07 ~ Stanley Nosik June „07 ~ Stanley Nosik July „07 ~ Alex Mendoza August ‟07 ~ Alex Mendoza September ‟07 ~ N/A October ‟07 ~ John Lujan

November ’07 ~ Charles Brewer
This time there were 13 contestants trying to get a win at the horse shoe toss – of course everyone tries their own way to ring the horse shoe but only several people know what the trick is to hooking these oversize plastic horse shoe into the plastic pole which is about 10 to 12 feet away from the line. Out of 13 people that tried to win eight of them were scoreless after tossing the four horse shoes.

Coordinator Alex Mendoza Our club planned on attending the Rancho Cucamonga Founders Day Parade at Victoria Gardens. We were schedule to be there at 9 am on November 10th but on the week before the parade I received a call from a parade official telling me that we were only allowed ten PT Cruisers and no more. I tried to explain to the official that we had 23 cars ready and that we were told by the parade officials prior to this that we were okay to go. I explained that this was our city and other cities had never given us a problem before, so why now. At this point it was made clear to me that I could only bring ten PT‟s. About 4 days before the parade I received ten tickets to enter the parade. I could not accept this and notified all who wanted to go about the situation and all agreed with me that we would be a no show. Maybe I would expect this from another city but not our very own city - Rancho Cucamonga. Last year we participated and decorated our PT‟s with the theme they had, but also I had decorated our trailer with all military flags and I was surprised that they didn‟t even mention the military flags we displayed being Veterans Day. Making a last minute rescheduling we attended the Flabob Airport Veterans Day Celebration in Riverside on November 10th. For this invitation we decorated with respect to all veterans and of course we flew our military flags. The U.S. flag, the United States Marine Corps flag, the Army flag, the Navy flag, the MIA flag & the Air Force Flag. It was a great air show and the pilots were awesome. It was an honor for us to be there with so many people from all over the world. Trophy Winners at Flabob Airport Sandy Wellington “Best Patriotic” Trophy Alex Mendoza “Best Cruiser” Trophy

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Air Force One is something you see in the news all the time. It is the flying White House, able to carry the president and 100 advisors and journalists across the county or around the world. The airplane contains 4,000 square feet of floor space spanning three floors. To create Air Force One, engineers started with two 747-200B’s. Yes, there are two identical Air Force Ones, so that the President can fly even when one of the planes needs maintenance. These planes are gigantic - more than 200 feet long and with three levels inside. Inside, Air Force One looks nothing like a “normal” 747, the ones you see operated by commercial airlines. Instead of installing rows of seats, engineers looked at this airplane completely differently. They started with 4,000 square feet of floor space and started designing a deluxe flying office and hotel for the most powerful person in the world. As you walk around inside Air Force One, you realize just how unique this airplane really is. There are three ways to board Air Force One. The president and dignitaries typically get on and off the plane using the main entrance on the middle level. Staff and crew use a door on the lower level, just underneath the main entrance. And journalists use a door on the lower level at the back of the plane. Let’s assume that you board the jet with the president. As you walk through the door you are standing in a small foyer area on the middle deck. To your left, towards the nose of the plane, is the presidential suite. There is a spacious office for the president, a surprising medical room, a private bathroom and a bedroom. The office has a large desk and comfortable executive seating. The bedroom and bathroom have all the comforts of home. And the medical room can handle nearly any emergency. There is a surgeon who flies with the president, and the medical room includes a

complete pharmacy, x-ray equipment, emergency equipment and even an operating table. Immediately in front of you are staircases to the upper and lower decks along with a small lounge area. To your right the plane looks like an office suite. You walk down a hallway past the galley on your left. This kitchen is able to serve 100 people at a time, and freezers on the lower level hold up to 2,000 meals. On your right are relaxed seating areas. Just past the galley is a large conference room that takes up nearly the entire width of the plane. It comes complete with a large conference table, television sets and computers, and sectional seating along the walls. This room can comfortable accommodate 20 people. Past the conference room is a workroom with tables and chairs for smaller meetings. Beyond that is the rear seating area and restroom. This seating area is set up with rows of seats like you might find in a First Class cabin of a commercial jet. The upper deck is smaller and contains the airplane’s cockpit, a second galley and lounge area and a communication room filled with equipment and computers. This room makes it possible for the president to talk to anyone in the world and to communicate securely with the Pentagon. The technology doesn’t stop there. Air Force One has a number of features not available on your normal 747. For example, Air Force One can handle aerial refueling so that, in an emergency, the plane does not have to land. This plane also has electronic countermeasures equipment that can help jam enemy radar. It has a flare system that can outwit heat-seeking missiles. Air Force One is truly a unique aircraft. Even so, the Air Force is starting to consider its replacement. It has been in service since the 1990’s, and after 15 years it is getting to be time for a new model. The Air Force could use new 747’s, or it might go with the A380 – currently the largest commercial plane available.

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Diabetes, or high blood sugar, carries a lot of
“clout” in the body. It can influence a wide range of organs including your eyes, kidneys, and heart – not for the better, but for the worse. In fact, one of the key concerns for people with diabetes is keeping their blood sugar under control to reduce their risk for complications, such as heart disease. People with diabetes are two to four times likelier than people without diabetes to have heart disease. In addition, people with diabetes have the same high risk for heart attack as people without diabetes who already have had a heart attack. Why do [people with diabetes have higher heart risks? One reason is that those with diabetes ten to be obese and have high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Another problem is that people with diabetes tend to have poor blood flow and blood clotting problems. If you have diabetes, you can take steps to protect your heart. Experts offer these recommendations: Eat a healthy diet.
 Exercise. Aim for 30 minutes of activity on most days of the week. Don’t smoke. Smoking doubles the risk of heart disease – and strokes – for people with diabetes.  Keep your blood sugar under control. You should get a hemoglobin A1C test at least twice a year. This test shows the average amount of blood sugar, or glucose, in your blood during the past two to three months. The recommended A1C goal is less than 7 percent.  Control high blood pressure, and have it checked at every doctor’s visit. Aim for less than 130/80 mm Hg.  Lose weight if you are overweight.  Ask your doctor is you should take a low-dose aspirin daily. Prescription medicines also are available, which may help reduce your heart risks.


A local restaurant’s credit card receipts show my
whole card number and not just the last few digits. I find this a case of fraud waiting to happen. I contacted my credit card company, as this could be an issue for it also, but was told it couldn’t do anything. Receipts with your full credit card number and an expiration date are all an identity thief may need to start making charges in your name. But many businesses ignore the risk, which is why Congress finally acted. Since December 1, 2006, all business in the U.S. have been required to truncate credit card information on electronically created receipts. That means they’re forbidden to reveal more than the last 5 digits of a credit card number or the expiration date on receipts spit out by credit card processing devices, according to the Federal Trade Commission. (These rules don’t apply to handwritten or “imprinted” receipts, which are created when your plastic card is placed into a device used to physically transfer its numbers to a paper receipt.) If the restaurant uses electronic receipts, you can tell the manager that the business is risking FTC civil actions and fines by refusing to comply with the law. You can file a complaint by visiting “www.ftc.gov” or calling the agency’s toll-free number, (877) FTC-HELP, or (877) 382-4357. Alex – Robin at the Raffle table

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When disaster strikes, you need to be ready to get your family out quickly and safely with all survival necessities and any paperwork that will be needed when it’s time to go back and assess the damage.

 PLAN FOR EVACUATION If you plan ahead for evacuation, you will be better able to grab what is important if you need to get our in a hurry. Plan your route and also an alternate route in case the original route is blocked.  NOTIFY A PERSON everyone can call if separated from the group, Have a meeting place everyone is aware of, in case anyone becomes separated from the group. Keep your car’s gas tank full if an emergency seems likely, create a home inventory by listing all valuable items and assessed worth in a visual or written record. Create an emergency kit for pets with medications, food collars, leashes and bowls for food and water and make sure all pets wear a collar with contact information – including a number where you can be reached. Put together an evacuation kit with necessities so you can make a quick exit.  WHEN DISASTER STRIKES - Gather evacuation items like clothing quickly, get everyone in the household together and follow pre-planned evacuation instructions. Check with local radio and television stations for evacuation route information. Don’t use shortcuts, roads not specified by authorities could be dangerous or impassable and try to stay calm but leave as soon as possible.  GO TO YOUR PRE-PLANNED meeting place, use a pet carrier for each animal to simplify transportation, lock your doors and

windows and Wear long sleeve shirts and pants with sturdy shoes to protect yourself. Turn off electricity and water but leave natural gas on unless otherwise instructed by authorities. Turn off propane gas service and bring things like lawn furniture, trash cans and children’s toys indoors.  WHAT TO TAKE If you have time to go through the home and gather necessities here is a list of helpful items - Take medicines, prescriptions, toiletries like soap, toothbrush and toothpaste and clothing for several days (warm clothes and rain gear if needed) Blankets for each household member and toys if you have children. Flashlight and battery powered radio, computer hard drive or laptop, family photos, cash, credit cards, checkbooks and bottled water (at least one gallon per person). Extra batteries, first aid kit, eyeglasses, contacts and cases. Any items infants or elderly household members may require food (nonperishable) and utensils for eating. Manual can opener and other useful cooking supplies.

IMPORTANT PAPERWORK keeping this paperwork together in one place will make it easy to grab and go in the event of a fast evacuation. Include cash, credit cards, banking account information, stocks, bonds and other related papers. Documents of Proof of residence (deed or lease), social security cards, recent tax returns, driver’s license or other personal identification, passports, citizenship paperwork, birth and marriage certificates and home and auto insurance policies. Health insurance, prescription information, employment information, any special medical information, map of the area, so alternate escape routes can be found. If needed and a list of important phone numbers.

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Seeing it next to the Arizona Memorial really puts its size into perspective USS REAGAN PASSING THE ARIZONA MEMORIAL

Newport News Shipbuilding Feb 12, 1998 Keel laid Oct 1, 2000 Pre-commissioning Unit established March 4, 2001 Christened by Mrs. Nancy Reagan May 5, 2003 First underway July 12, 2003 Commissioned July 23, 2004 Arrived at home port in San Diego, CA Capacity Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days 18,150 meals served daily Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea water daily, enough for 2000 homes Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring 1,400 telephones 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets Costs the Navy approximately $250,000 per day for pier side operation Costs the Navy approximately $25 million per day for underway operations (Sailor's salaries included).

4.5 acres. Her displacement is about 100,000 tons with full complement. Capability Top speed exceeds 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate for more than 20 years without refueling Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years Carries over 80 combat aircraft Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft going 150 miles per hour in less than 400 feet Size Towers 20 stories above the waterline 1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall Flight deck covers 4.5 acres 4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across, weighing 66,200 pounds 2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons 4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet Dates Dec 8,

Here is some good news for animal lovers. Your dog – or cat – may indeed be your best friend, judging by the results of one study. Compared to married couples without these pets, those who owned a dog or cat enjoyed lower resting heart rates and blood pressure readings when their furry friend was in the room. Plus, pet owners experienced a smaller rise in blood pressure while performing stressful mental exercises. And pet owners’ blood pressure levels returned to normal more quickly than those of people without pets.





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The nutrient carries oxygen t all the body’s cells and it is easily replaced. It’s not spooky, donating blood. You are treated very nicely and smiling professionals invite you to recline in a comfortable chair for the painless procedure. Blood is the body’s river of life. It delivers food, water and oxygen to every cell and packs out the garbage. Laboratories measure red cells and white cells in our blood to determine our state of health. Dietitians and doctors get an accurate assessment of how we feed our bodies by looking at the amount of cholesterol, glucose, protein and other nutrients in our blood. Life without blood is no life at all. What do I lose in that pint of blood they drained out of my arm? Fluid, which is easily replenished. And red blood cells composed of various nutrient-building blocks, including protein and iron. Each pint of blood donated contains about 2 to 3 milligrams of iron – the amount contained in a 3 ounce serving of beef or cup of beans. Iron is the blood’s oxygen carrier. Deny your body iron and brain cells misfire. Mental productivity falters. “Iron poor” blood leaves you tired, unmotivated and sensitive to cold temperatures. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. It affects more than a billion people especially during times of blood building such as pregnancy and childhood. Injuries and menstrual cycles that cause blood losses also increase iron needs. Iron in food comes in various forms. “Heme” Iron – found only in animal foods such as meat, fish, and poultry – is more easily absorbed than “non-heme” iron – found in plant foods and supplements. Plant sources of iron include dried beans, figs, dates, avocados, and grain products made with whole grain or enriched flour.

(“Enriched flour” is fortified with iron.) Vitamin C – found in various fruits and vegetables such as orange, bell peppers, and tomatoes – helps the blood absorb non-heme iron. This is why the blood professionals invite you to relax and have some orange juice, nuts, dried fruits, and peanut-butter cookies after they are done. These foods contain protein, iron, and vitamin C to help replenish red blood cells. Two other nutrients required to build red blood cells are vitamin B-12 (found only in animal foods) and folate (also known as “folic acid”) found in plant foods. Folate is abundant in “foliage” such as green leafy vegetables and dried beans and peas. Grain products sold in the United States are also fortified with folic acid, the form that is also found in vitamin supplements. So go out there and give blood if you can. Then go have a good meal with meat or fish or poultry or beans and vegetables and fruit and whole grain or enriched bread.


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