March Tower Talk > Gloversville Housing Authority
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March Tower Talk

March Tower Talk

Prior to the start of the Tenants Association meeting, we had a guest come speak, Don VanDeusen. Don is running for Fulton County Sheriff, and he brings over 25 years of experience in law enforcement as well as his current position as a Resource Officer. He spoke about various issues including school safety and the opioid/heroin problems, as well as the recent scams.

This year’s Primary is in June instead of September.

Joyce opened the meeting, June H. and Bev M. seconded it. We did the pledge of allegiance and Marie said a prayer. Secretary Marie B. read the secretaries’ report. Treasurer Bev B. read the treasurer’s report.

Old Business:

GHA has put up the No visiting pets and No soliciting signs under the buzz in keypad. Our rummage sale that was held on Saturday, March 2nd was a big success. Thank you to all the families that donated so generously. GHA is looking into getting the requested ATM put in the building.

New Business:

We welcome our new tenants Patrick & Trudy D. and Jasper and Dan V. to the building. With a show of hands on who uses them, the calendars will continue in the Tower Talk. We will be setting up events to have people come in and share about important issues like Diabetes and bed bug precautions. Hannaford will be contacted about doing flu shots this year. Mia & Belle will be doing movies this month, and if you have any ideas or suggestions let them know. Joyce thanked everyone for volunteering more.. it is very appreciated. Diane Sauve will be here March 19 at 11 am to meet with tenants. A potluck Dinner will be on March 19 at 5 pm in the Community Room.

We enjoyed cake for Jan Feb march birthdays at the conclusion of the Tenants Association Meeting.

Diane and Midge closed the meeting.

Cancer-Causing Foods: 5 Types Of Food You Should Avoid

Those who enjoy eating unhealthy types of food easily say that everything causes cancer to justify their way of life. However, studies have shown the certain types of edibles put us at a greater risk for developing this deadly disease. In this case, the saying “you are what you eat” holds so much truth. If you put unhealthy food inside your body, then it will deteriorate over time; but if you consume only the food that will nourish it, then you can expect to live a longer, more able life.

Unhealthy foods have different effects on the body, but scientists have observed that some are more dangerous cancer-wise. Here are five of them, so you know what to avoid at all cost.

(1.) Processed meat

These include sausages, luncheon meat, hotdogs, bacon and more, which contain preservatives to make them look appealing and fresh for a longer time than natural. These same chemicals are what will make one prone to cancer. Sodium nitrate and sodium nitrate are two of such preservatives that have been shown to result in colon cancer. Instead, gp for uncured meats that are produced without using nitrates. Grass-fed sources are also better.

(2.) Refined sugars

Refined sugars such as those used in making pies, sauces, cookies, cakes, cereals, and juices usually contain high fructose corn syrup. HFCS has been linked to cancer because it is easily metabolized and spread all over the body quickly. When insulin levels in the blood rise, the greater the growth of cancer cells, so these treats should be avoided.

(3.) Hydrogenated oils

These oils help keep foods last longer because they change the structure of cell membranes to keep up with the storage duration requirements. The safer alternative is palm oil.

(4.) Charred meat

Too much high temps will damage the composition of meats and release polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as well as heterocyclic amines. That said, be sure to cook using low temperatures to prevent the food from burning or showing charred spots.

(5.) Soda

Soda pop is loaded with colorings, refined sugars and food chemicals. This type of drink also introduces acid to the body, which is what cancer cells thrive on. Usual soda ingredients that have been observed to be cancerous are caramel colorings and 4-methylimidazole, its derivitive.

Other foods that can cancer, as per scientific researches include diet beverages and snacks, farmed salmon, microwave popcorn, refined flours, highly salted or picked food, and even alcohol. In some studies, consuming scalding hot beverage also contribute to cancer formation.

The Trick You Need to Know to Prevent Freezer Burn

The secret to getting a weeknight meal on the table fast is often your freezer stash. But if you find freezer-burned meats and unidentifiable hunks of something or other, you will inevitably call in the takeout backups rather than subject your family to mystery meat or possible food poisoning.

Do: Label, label, label

Sure, you’ve been doing memory games online and, but you will not remember what you froze three months ago. “1 know you think you’re going to know what it is,” says Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Don’t play the steak-or-pork guessing game! Write down what is in the package and add the date.

Don’t: Throw the package from the market into the freezer

“You want to take it out of the bag for a couple reasons, there’s air in that bag and you don’t know when they packed it,” says GZ.

Do: Get the air out of your freezer bags.

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