B – Alphabets

Today’s letter = B

Country = Belgium

Belgium is in Western Europe bordered by France, Holland and Germany. It has a population of 11 million people. The capital is Brussels and the official languages are Dutch, French and German.

Belgium has a parliamentary system and is divided into three regions and three communities.

Belgium is famous for chocolate, waffles, French fries with mayo! The national dishes are steak and fries with salad and mussels with fries.

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Animal = Butterfly

Butterflies are insects from the order Lepidoptera. Adult butterflies have large, brightly coloured wings. They typically have four-stages in their life cycle. Winged adults lay eggs on the food plant on which the caterpillar will feed. The caterpillar grows and when fully developed, pupate in a chrysalis. The skin then splits and the adult insect climbs out. After its wings have expanded and dried, it flies off. Butterflies feed on nectar from flowers or pollen, rotting fruit.

 

 

Flower = Baby’s breathwhite-rose-babys-breath-bouquet

These are native to Africa, Australia and Pacific Islands. Turkey has a diversity of their species. They can be used for herbal medicine and food. They are also used in flower arrangements.

 

 

Vitamin = Vitamin B

Maintains a healthy nervous system and works to release energy for metabolism. It is found in vegetables, fresh and dried fruit, eggs, wholegrain breads.

It also helps keep the skin healthy and foods such as meat, fish, milk help do this. There are several types:

B1= Thiamin, B2= Riboflavin, B3= Niacin,

Fruit = Blueberries

Blueberries contain pectin, vitamin C, potassium, and significant amounts of tannins which can kill bacteria. Manganese, which contributes to healthy bones as well as in converting macronutrients to energy, is amply found in blueberries. Rich in flavonoids, consuming these little berries is associated with a decreased risk of type-2 diabetes. Loaded with antioxidants, which protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules.

Word of the Day = beguile

Beguile means = charm or enchant someone, often in a deceptive way.

Example:

“He beguiled the voters with his good looks.”

 

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