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The main fatty acid found in coconut oil is:

Lauric Acid

Caprylic acid and capric acid make up only 10%-15% of coconut oil. Coconut oil’s main fatty acid is lauric acid.



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What is the BEST source of folate?

Leafy green vegetables

The best food sources of folate are green leafy vegetables (and liver). Good sources include lima beans, asparagus, broccoli, nuts, whole grains, fortified bread, rice, macaroni, noodles and cereals (which contain folic acid, the synthetic version of folate), oranges and orange juice, and lentils



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True or False: If you feel thirsty, you could already be dehydrated.

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The first signs of dehydration include thirst, dry lips and tongue, fatigue, lack of energy, and feeling overheated. If you wait to drink water until you "feel" thirsty, especially on hot days or during workouts, dehydration has already started.



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Some medications can affect your heart rate during exercise.


emoticon True



Some medications (such as beta-blockers) can affect your heart rate during exercise. An exerciser taking beta-blockers may be working at a high intensity but might never reach her target heart rate. Therefore, people on medications that affect heart rate should not measure workout intensity by counting their heart rate.

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If you consume a late-night meal and then go to bed without exercising, what happens to the food you eat?

It is metabolized the same way as if you ate it earlier in the day

Explanation:
Your body doesn't know what time it is when you eat, so it doesn't metabolize food any differently at night than it does in the morning.
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How many of the calories in a healthy diet should come from carbohydrates, according to reputable nutrition experts?


Less than 40%
70%
100%
emoticon 45 - 65%


Carbohydrates should make up 45% - 65% of the total daily calories in a healthy diet. At least 130 grams of carbohydrate should be included in the diet each day.





 
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The majority of runners strike the ground with:


The balls of the feet
The arches of the feet
The side of the feet
emoticon The Heels



A 2010 study in the journal Nature found that the majority of runners wearing shoes strike their heels, which causes a large and sudden collision force that happens (on average) 960 times for every mile ran. The authors concluded that this makes runners prone to repetitive stress injuries. People who run barefoot tend to land with a step toward the middle or front of the foot, causing less impact force to the foot.



 
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What symptoms might indicate you have the flu as opposed to a cold?


Headache
Body aches
High fever
Sickness that comes on suddenly
Sickness that lasts for weeks
emoticon All of the above


Sometimes it's hard to tell whether the symptoms you're exhibiting indicate a cold or the flu. But in general, all of the characteristics above indicate the flu. Colds are characterized by nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing and sometimes a low-grade fever (under 100 degrees Fahrenheit). While a cold comes on gradually and mildly, the flu arises suddenly. The flu can cause cold-like symptoms like nasal and chest congestion, but it also results headaches, overall body aches, a high, persistent fever (102-104 degrees F), and exhaustion. It can take several weeks to recover from the flu.



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What equation determines whether your weight is appropriate for your height?


BMR
BFP
emoticon BMI


BMI (body mass index) is a quick and easy way to determine if your weight is appropriate for your height.

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Ditch that 1/4 cup of turkey gravy on your mashed potatoes to save...

30 calories


Turkey gravy only contains about 30 calories per 1/4-cup serving, but those calories can add up quickly if you pour more than this suggested serving size!



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Increased thirst and urination, coupled with fatigue and weight loss could be symptoms of what condition?

Type 2 diabetes

Some people with type 2 diabetes won't show any symptoms. But for others, symptoms appear gradually. Common symptoms include increased thirst, increased urination, weight loss, blurred vision and fatigue. Other signs include frequent infections and slow-healing wounds.



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True or False: Iron is only found in red meat.

False

The best sources of iron include liver and other organ meats, oysters, and black strap molasses. Good food sources include spinach, beans, and peas. Fair sources include lean meats, other shellfish, egg yolks, nuts, dried fruit, other green leafy vegetables, whole grains, poultry, and fish.



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Even if you eat healthy and exercise regularly, your cholesterol levels are more likely to be elevated if you are overweight?


emoticon True

Being overweight increases your blood cholesterol levels since your body stores the extra calories you eat as triglycerides. When these triglyceride levels are high, HDL (good) cholesterol levels tend to be low, a combination that is associated with an increased risk for heart disease. Losing just 10% of your body weight (25 pounds for someone who weights 250 pounds), can improve your cholesterol levels.

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Which of the following high-fat foods is a source of heart-healthy fats?


emoticon Peanut butter
Coconut oil
Baked goods
Reduced-fat cream cheese
Poultry


Natural peanut butter (made without added oils or sweeteners) contains monounsaturated fats, which are the healthiest fats for your heart. They decrease your total blood cholesterol but maintain your HDL (good) cholesterol. Ideally, most of the fat in your diet should come from this group, which includes: almonds, avocados, cashews, canola oil, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, olive oil, olives, pecans, peanuts, peanut oil, pistachios, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and tahini paste. Read SparkPeople's Fat & Oil Reference Guide to learn more about healthy and unhealthy fats.



 
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All frozen yogurts are made with real yogurt that contains probiotics (live and active cultures).


emoticon FALSE


While lower in calories and fat than ice cream, not all frozen yogurt is made with live and active cultures the way that standard yogurt is. To make sure that a frozen yogurt contains "yogurt" and a significant amount of live and active cultures, look for the National Yogurt Association (NYA) Live & Active Cultures seal. Without that seal, frozen yogurt does not contain any probiotics.



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People who smoke need twice as much of what vitamin?


emoticon Vitamin C
Vitamin A
Vitamin B-6
Vitamin D
Vitamin E



Explanation
Adult males need 90 milligrams of vitamin C daily and adult females need 75 milligrams daily. People who smoke need about twice as much vitamin C daily.



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True or False: To become a better runner, you must run every day.

False

Running every day is not a good idea. Without proper rest and recovery, your muscles will not repair adequately and you will increase your risk of injury, which could sideline you for days, weeks or even years. It is during the rest and recovery phase that your body adapts to running. This does not mean you can't do other cross-training activities on your non-running days, however.



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What is the role of insulin in the body?

It helps convert glucose (from food) into usable energy

Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which helps the body convert the glucose in your bloodstream into usable energy.



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True or False: Eggs can absorb flavors and smells from your fridge.

True

Eggshells have more than 17,000 pores. Keeping them in open air in the fridge next to last night’s salmon may yield a fishy-tasting omelet the next morning. Storing your eggs in the carton can help keep them fresh and tasty. It’s safest to keep eggs on the middle or bottom shelf of the fridge, not in the door, where temperatures often rise above the recommended 37 degrees Fahrenheit.



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Soybeans can contain more Omega-3's than certain types of fish.




emoticon True



One serving of cooked soybeans contains more omega-3s (in the form of ALA) than some coldwater fish. Tofu, which is made from soybeans, contains Omega-3's, too, but only about one-third as much as the whole cooked beans do.

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All types of chocolate provide health benefits.



emoticon False



Research suggests that the consumption of chocolate may help prevent high blood pressure, improve heart health, and provide a bounty of antioxidants. But all chocolate is not created equal, and not all types of chocolate offer these health benefits.



 
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Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams all come from the same plant family?


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Let's clear up the confusion about potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams: They're all members of distinct plant families, unrelated to one another. The only thing these three have in common is their growing habit: All are edible tuberous roots supported by above-ground flowering plants.



 
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Residents of developed countries (like the U.S.) are MORE likely to experience allergies than people in developing areas of the world.


emoticon True


Generally speaking, developed countries have much higher incidences of allergies than developing areas of the world. Scientists believe that the clean and sanitized homes of the industrialized world are actually detrimental to the immune system, and that exposure to illness-causing bacteria is necessary for the immune system to function optimally. When your immune system is not challenged by natural foes, it malfunctions and becomes supersensitive to seemingly harmless substances.

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Rewarding yourself for completing certain goals each week is an example of:


self-deprivation
behavioral momentum
bingeing
emoticon an incentive system


Because the inherent benefits of nutritious eating and exercise aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye, it helps to program in external incentives for acting in healthy ways. Hold off on seeing that blockbuster movie, buying that new song for your iPod or having that fancy dinner out: You can use those favorite items and activities as incentives for working on your wellness throughout the week. That is why reward systems work so well when creating health, fitness or weight-loss goals





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The same two bacteria cultures are used to make all yogurts.


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Two such bacteria cultures, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus are used to make all yogurts.





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Oats are naturally gluten-free.


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Oats are gluten-free, but the processing of oats usually contaminates them with other gluten-containing foods, so only oats that are specially labeled as gluten-free are safe for people with sensitivities






 
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How many different nutrients does your body need each day?


emoticon 45


Your body needs over 45 different nutrients every day. These nutrients are essential for health and must be provided in the foods eaten



 
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What is the role of insulin in the body?


emoticon It helps convert glucose (from food) into usable energy
It increases your blood sugar after eating a meal
It helps you digest carbohydrates and sugar properly
All of the above


Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which helps the body convert the glucose in your bloodstream into usable energy.






 
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You should exercise in the 'fat burning zone' (low intensity, long duration) to lose the most weight.


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The "fat burning zone" business is very misleading. It’s true that low intensity exercise uses more fat as fuel and that moderate intensity exercise (that you can maintain for 20 minutes or more) burns both fat and glucose. But, you're better off exercising in the aerobic zone as much as you can, because exercising at this higher intensity burns more total calories. You will burn a larger percentage of fat in relation to glucose when you are working at a lower intensity, but you will also burn fewer total calories and less total fat. The relative percentage of fat burned has nothing to do with weight loss—it's the total amount calories burned that counts.

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Of adults with arthritis, how many take part in a regular exercise program?


emoticon 2/3
1/2
1/4



According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, adults with arthritis aren't exercising enough. According to researchers, more than one-third of adults with arthritis do NOT exercise at all (meaning approximately 2/3 do), and people with arthritis are less likely than people without arthritis to meet recommended levels of physical activity (30 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week). Exercise is an important part of an arthritis management program




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One tablespoon of coconut oil contains:


20 grams of saturated fat
25 grams of saturated fat
7 grams of saturated fat
emoticon 12 Grams of Saturated Fat


For a SparkPeople member following a diet of 1,200-1,550 calories per day, their upper limit of saturated fat is 17 grams daily. A single tablespoon of coconut oil contains about 12 grams of saturated fat (and 117 calories).



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True or False: Alcohol is metabolized DIFFERENTLY than other foods and beverages.

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Alcohol is metabolized differently than other foods and beverages. Under normal conditions, your body gets its energy from the calories in carbohydrates, fats and proteins that need to be slowly digested in the stomach—but not when alcohol is present. When alcohol is consumed, it gets special privileges and needs no digestion. The alcohol molecules diffuse through the stomach wall as soon as they arrive and can reach the brain and liver in minutes. This reaction is slightly slowed when there is also food in your system, but as soon as the mixed contents enter the small intestine, the alcohol grabs first place and is absorbed quickly. The alcohol then arrives at the liver for processing. The liver places all of its attention on the alcohol. Therefore, the carbohydrates (glucose) and dietary fats are just changed into body fat, waiting to be carried away for permanent fat storage in the body.



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The blood pressure-lowering benefits of exercise can be observed how soon after starting a workout program?

Within Hours

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the blood pressure lowering effects of exercise can be observed as soon as one to three hours after a single 30- 45 minute workout! This response can linger for up to nine hours post-exercise. Permanent blood pressure changes can be seen as early as three weeks to three months after beginning an exercise program.



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True or False: Americans eat more ice cream per year than any other country.

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The average American licks her way through almost 5 gallons of the ice cream each year, according to the Canadian Dairy Info Centre, but New Zealanders, at 6 gallons a year, eat more!



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Which of the following foods is highest in antioxidants?


Tomatoes
Kiwis
emoticon Raspberries
Scientists have discovered that berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits. Raspberries, for example, contain an especially high level of antioxidants--three times more than kiwis and 10 times more than tomatoes.





 
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True or False: Cholesterol doesn't play a significant role in your body; it's just bad for you?


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Cholesterol is a building block of body cells and hormones. It makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high cholesterol, including artery blockage and heart disease, are well-documented. Other studies suggest that very low cholesterol levels can also be harmful and dangerous. The key seems to be making sure your body has enough--but not too much. Read What is Cholesterol? to learn more.





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When is the best time to stretch?


Before you workout
Any time of day
emoticon After you work out




Always warm up before doing any stretching exercises. Stretching a cold muscle increases the risk of pulls or tears. Think of your muscles like you would a rubber band. It's easy to stretch a warm rubber band, but if you try to stretch a cold one, you risk cracking or breaking it. Don’t treat your muscles like a cold rubber band! If you want to improve your flexibility but aren't sure where to start, check out our Reference Guide to Stretching.



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Which of the following foods contain fiber?
A - Meat
B - Poultry
C - Fish
D - Eggs
E - Dairy products
F - Nuts and seeds
G - Fruits and vegetables
H - Whole grains
All of the above
emoticon F, G and H only Fiber is ONLY found in plant-based foods. Animal products do not contain any fiber.

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If you don't have allergies by the time you're 30, you won't develop them later in life?

emoticon False


Because repeated exposure to substances can prompt an allergic reaction, you are more likely to develop allergies as you get older.

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Your body needs both major minerals and trace minerals each day.


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Minerals can be divided into two main categories, based on the amount that is needed by the body. Major minerals (or macrominerals) are present in relatively large amounts in the body and are required in fairly large amounts in the diet--more that 250 milligrams daily. Trace minerals (or trace elements) are needed in much smaller quantities--less than 20 milligrams daily.



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~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

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~~Exercising 3 Times a Week can reduce a Young Woman's risk of Breast Cancer by 33%. After Menopause, the risk is reduced by 26%.


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True or False: Appetite and hunger are one in the same.

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Appetite is not the same thing as hunger; it actually refers to an interest in food. It's often said that someone's appetite can override their hunger and fullness. When some people feel stressed, they could lose their appetite and choose to ignore feelings of hunger. (Others respond the opposite way, eating in response to stress or negative emotions despite a lack of hunger or strong feelings of fullness.) And how many times have you sat down to a delicious meal and continued eating even though you were experiencing sensations of fullness? That, too, is an example of appetite overriding the signals from your body. As you start becoming more aware of hunger signals, do not confuse appetite with physical signs of hunger.



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True or False: Fresh juice is a good source of fiber.

False

Drinking the juice of fruits and vegetables means consuming their water and much of their vitamin and mineral content; however, the pulp, or fiber, which also has many health benefits, is removed.



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Which has fewer calories--the burger or burrito?

McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese

Surprised? While the Quarter Pounder isn't exactly a diet food, with 520 calories and 26 grams of fat, it is much lower in calories AND fat than a Chipotle burrito. The burrito described above commands a whopping 775 calories and 28 grams of fat! Add sour cream (110 calories), beans (130 calories), and guacamole (170) calories, and you've eaten more calories (1,185) than a lot of people eat in an entire day. Next time, make your burrito healthier by swapping the meat for beans, putting it in a bowl (instead of a tortilla), and loading up on flavorful salsa instead of cheese, sour cream, and guacamole. You'll save about 500 calories.



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Strength training elevates your metabolism immediately following a workout?


emoticon True

Johns Hopkins researchers found that while aerobic exercise burns more calories at the time you are exercising, your metabolism returns to normal about 30 minutes after you finish your workout. Individuals who perform strength training, however, elevate their metabolisms (burn more calories) for two hours after their workouts end.


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~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

**APRIL 3 ~ NATIONAL WALKING DAY

~~Exercising 3 Times a Week can reduce a Young Woman's risk of Breast Cancer by 33%. After Menopause, the risk is reduced by 26%.


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Iron is only found in red meat.



emoticon False


The best sources of iron include liver and other organ meats, oysters, and black strap molasses. Good food sources include spinach, beans, and peas. Fair sources include lean meats, other shellfish, egg yolks, nuts, dried fruit, other green leafy vegetables, whole grains, poultry, and fish.





 
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With each step you take, how much force do your knees and hips experience?


The weight of your body
6-10 times your body weight
600-900 pounds
emoticon 2-4 Times your Body Weight




Every time you take a step, the force on your knees and hips equals two to three times your body weight! Climbing down steps will increase the pressure on your knees and hips by six-fold—that's 900 pounds of pressure for a person who weights just 150 pounds. Your risk of developing osteoarthritis generally increases with the amount of weight that your joints have to bear. Once osteoarthritis has developed, being overweight exacerbates the condition. Your SparkDiet can help you lose the extra pounds safely and permanently.





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Where is most of the body's serotonin located?


In the brain
In the spinal cord
In the heart
In the stomach
emoticon In the Gastrointestinal Tract





Ninety-five percent of the body's serotonin is located in the gastrointestinal tract. If levels of this important neurotransmitter are off balance, bowels problems and IBS symptoms can result.



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Every nutrition label lists

A - Grams of added sugars or sweeteners
B - Naturally occurring sugars


A and B only



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Three nutrients that appear on a nutrition facts label do NOT list a % DV. Which of the following is NOT one of them? (Select the nutrient that does have a % DV.)

Sodium



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True or False: Some food labels list daily nutrient recommendations for both 2,000- and 2,500-calorie-per-day diets.

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True or False: The percentage daily values (% DV) found on the right side of a food label (which show how much of your daily fat, cholesterol, carbohydrates and more are provided by that particular food) are accurate for everyone's dietary needs.

False



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Food manufacturers are required to list all of the following vitamin and mineral contents on their packages EXCEPT:

Vitamin D



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When reading a food label, what information do most nutrition professionals recommend you look at FIRST?

Serving Size



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True or False: Food labels are more important for some people than others, and in some cases, they may be the difference between life and death!

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Which of the following agencies monitor(s) content on nutrition facts labels

A - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
B.- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

A and B only




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True or False: Trans fats have always been listed on all food labels.

False



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True or False: Food labels list ingredients in the order of most to least healthful.

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True or False: A nutrition facts label can list 0 grams of fat even if the food does in fact contain some fat.

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What are the 4 fat-soluble vitamins?

emoticon Vitamins A, D, E and K

Four vitamins are fat-soluble: A, D, E, and K. Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fat. To be carried in your bloodstream and throughout your body, they must be attached to body chemicals made of lipids or fat. Your body is able to store these fat-soluble vitamins in body fat. Getting a new supply each day is not essential. Harmful, toxic levels of the fat-soluble vitamins can occur when excess amounts are consumed on a regular basis, usually from supplements.


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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

**APRIL 3 ~ NATIONAL WALKING DAY

~~Exercising 3 Times a Week can reduce a Young Woman's risk of Breast Cancer by 33%. After Menopause, the risk is reduced by 26%.


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Hemp seeds contain healthy Omega-3 fatty acids?


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Hemp seeds are highly nutritious, containing essential fatty acids, amino acids, and minerals. About a third of the weight of the seed is made up of oil, and most of that oil is the healthy variety: ALA (alpha-linoleic acid, a type of Omega-3 fat) and linoleic acid. These essential fatty acids (EFA's for short) can benefit your health in many ways.


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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

**APRIL 3 ~ NATIONAL WALKING DAY

~~Exercising 3 Times a Week can reduce a Young Woman's risk of Breast Cancer by 33%. After Menopause, the risk is reduced by 26%.


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In the U.S., how far does the average food item travel before it reaches your table?


Less than 100 miles
Between 101 and 500 miles
Between 501 and 1,000 miles
emoticon Over 1,000 miles


Our existing system of food transportation and distribution requires enormous amounts of energy and resources. Before reaching your table, the average food item in the United States will travel 1,300 miles! This is one of many reasons that environmentalists and nutritionists alike recommend eating locally grown food as much as possible.



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~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

**APRIL 3 ~ NATIONAL WALKING DAY

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Which of the following is responsible for the sweetness in some candies?


emoticon Corn syrup
Although all of these ingredients can be found in candy, corn syrup is the most common sweetening agent. Artificial flavors provide the flavor, but not the sweetness. Modified corn starch is a thickening agent, and yellow 5 is a food coloring.




 
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