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Strength training helps reduce the risk of diabetes.



emoticon True



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Regular strength training at a moderate intensity helps prevent diabetes in a number of ways. First and foremost, lifting weights helps improve the way the body processes sugar. Researchers have also found that weight lifting helps to improve insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control. Additionally, as stated above, resistance training improves heart health by controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which play a role in diabetes management.

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Wheat bran, whole grains, fruits and vegetables are good sources of which type of fiber?


Soluble fiber
emoticon Insoluble fiber



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Insoluble fiber is found in foods like wheat bran, whole grains and all vegetables and fruits. It is often called roughage or bulk because it keeps the digestive system running smoothly. This helps with constipation, hemorrhoids, and other digestive problems. It may help to prevent some types of cancer.



 
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The average American family throws away _______________ worth of food per year.


$100-550
$850-1000
$3300-3600
emoticon $1300 - 2300


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According to The Natural Resources Defense Council, "American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy. The cost estimate for the average family of four is $1,365 to $2,275 annually."



 
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By skipping 4 oz. of sweet potato casserole and choosing 1/2 cup of baked sweet potato instead, how many calories will you save?


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emoticon 154



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Four ounces of traditional sweet potato casserole contains 244 calories and 6 grams fat, but a plain baked sweet potato (1/2 cup) provides a low 90 calories and virtually 0 fat grams. "Sweeten" yours with a sprinkle of calorie-free cinnamon for added flavor.



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Eggs are a lower-quality protein than poultry, beef, fish, and beans.


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Eggs are exceptionally high-quality protein. In fact, the only source of protein higher in quality than eggs is a mother’s breast milk. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins in our body, and eggs contain all nine of the essential amino acids—the ones our bodies cannot produce.

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Can food labels that list "0" trans fats actual contain some trans fats?

Yes

Any food that lists "hydrogenated oil" on the ingredients list does contain trans fats, even if the label says zero. A labeling loophole allows any food that contains fewer than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving to list "0" grams of trans fat on the label, so always check the ingredients list!

By skipping 4 oz. of sweet potato casserole and choosing 1/2 cup of baked sweet potato instead, how many calories will you save?

154

Four ounces of traditional sweet potato casserole contains 244 calories and 6 grams fat, but a plain baked sweet potato (1/2 cup) provides a low 90 calories and virtually 0 fat grams. "Sweeten" yours with a sprinkle of calorie-free cinnamon for added flavor

How many calories does a single gram of protein provide?

4

One gram of protein contains 4 calories.




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Women need more calcium than men do. False

(I got this one wrong!) So, why are we given calcuim pills during pregnancy?!?!? IDK




 
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According to recent research, which of the following supplements are helpful to people with osteoarthritis?

• None of the above

True or False: With proper treatment, osteoarthritis is curable

False






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True or False: You can develop osteoarthritis by being physically inactive or physically overactive

True

Which of the following foods may help reduce your risk of osteoarthritis

A, B, C and D only


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

Two-thirds



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True or False: Osteoarthritis most often affects the wrists and elbows.

• False

Who is most likely to experience osteoarthritis?

• A woman over 65

True or False: Defective genes for osteoarthritis may be passed down from parent to child.

• True

Which of the following actions can cause osteoarthritis to develop

All of the above

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

• 2-3 times your body weight







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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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How accurate are 'skinfold' body fat tests that use callipers?

98%

The American College of Sports Medicine states that skinfold measurements, when performed by a trained, skilled tester, are up to 98% accurate. Because of the consistency in results, the high success rate, and the low margin of error, this is generally accepted as the best field test, outside of clinical testing, such as hydrostatic weighing.



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Wearing ankle or wrist weights is a safe way to add intensity to your walks.

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Avoid wearing ankle and wrist weights. They can alter your normal movement patterns and increase the risk of injury. If you must add weight to your workout, a weighted vest helps distribute weight more evenly and allows you to move more freely and normally than weights attached to your extremities.



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True or False: Exercise can help slow brain shrinkage in people with early Alzheimer's disease.

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A study in the journal Neurology showed that exercise may help slow brain shrinkage in people with early Alzheimer's disease. In the study, adults diagnosed with early Alzheimer's who were less physically fit had four times more brain shrinkage than normal older adults



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Eggs are a lower-quality protein than poultry, beef, fish, and beans.


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Eggs are exceptionally high-quality protein. In fact, the only source of protein higher in quality than eggs is a mother’s breast milk. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins in our body, and eggs contain all nine of the essential amino acids—the ones our bodies cannot produce.





 
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Obesity may prevent the immune system from functioning properly.



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Research performed by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has shown that obesity prevents the immune system from functioning properly, increasing its vulnerability to infection. In the study, obese mice were 50 percent less capable of killing the flu virus, compared to lean mice. The researchers believe that the same holds true in humans. To find out how many calories you need to maintain or lose weight, refer to your customized Nutrition Tracker.



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Which types of nutrients provide energy for the body?


A - Carbohydrates
B - Fats
C - Proteins
D - Vitamins
E - Minerals
All of the above
emoticon A, B, and C only






Only carbohydrates, fats and proteins provide energy, in the form of calories, to the body.

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Caffeine is found in certain headache medications.


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The blood vessels in the brain dilate (enlarge) during a headache. Caffeine constricts the blood vessels, which lessens the pain. It is also a mild pain reliever. This is why caffeine is found in headache medications like Excedrin Migraine (130 mg per 2 tablets), Midol Complete (120 mg per 2 tablets) and Anacin (64 mg per 2 tablets).

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The only symptom of insomnia is difficulty falling asleep.


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Difficulty falling asleep is just one of four symptoms generally associated with insomnia. The others include: waking up too early and not being able to fall back asleep, frequent awakenings, and waking up feeling tired. Insomnia can be a symptom of a sleep disorder or other medical problem, and can often be treated. If insomnia symptoms occur more than a few times a week and also impact your daytime functions, discuss these symptoms with your health care provider.

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True or False: Eating chicken soup can help you recover from a cold.

True

There is a grain of truth to this practice. Chicken soup won't "cure" your cold, but research shows that it can help loosen nasal mucus and clear up congestion so you breathe a little easier. You can help yourself feel better in no time by following these Self-Care Tips for Sick Days.



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Which drive-thru taco salad (with dressing) contains fewer calories?

Wendy's Southwest Taco Salad

Even with the added dressing, Wendy's salad weighs in with fewer calories (640), fat (38 grams), and trans fats (1.5 grams). Taco Bell's Fiesta Taco Salad packs 820 calories, 43 grams of fat (more than 70% of your daily value), and 1.5 grams of trans fats. You can make Wendy's Southwest Taco Salad healthier by ditching the dressing and tortilla strips. You'll still retain a lot of flavor, thanks to the seasoned chili and sour cream, but you'll save 200 calories and 13 grams fat.



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Roughly how many calories do people burn by cleaning their houses each year?

50000

A 2005 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that Brits burn more than 50,000 calories a year--nearly 15 pounds of fat--just by cleaning their homes



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People who skip breakfast tend to LOSE MORE weight than people who eat breakfast.



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A 2002 study by the National Weight Control Registry, a group of more than 3,000 people who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year, found that breakfast eaters were more successful at maintaining their weight loss. Another study found that women who skipped breakfast made up for it by eating more throughout the day.

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Who is most likely to experience IBS?


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Women are at least twice as likely to experience IBS as men. Due to fluctuating levels of hormones, women are more likely to experience IBS symptoms during or around the time of their menstrual periods. Younger to middle-aged adults are most likely to experience IBS. In fact, half of all people with IBS will first develop symptoms before they are 35 years old, with 90% of IBS sufferers developing symptoms before age 50.

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Aerobic exercise decreases HDL cholesterol.


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HDL cholesterol is the "good" cholesterol. Aerobic exercise increases HDL (good) cholesterol and decreases LDL (bad) cholesterol.



 
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The frozen dessert known as 'Italian ice' contains milk, just like ice cream does.


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Italian ice (also called Granita) is a mix of juice (or other liquid like coffee), water and sugar, usually in a 4:1 ratio of liquid to sugar. The ices are stirred frequently during freezing to give it a flaky texture. These are almost always fat-free, contain minimal additives and are the lowest in calories of all frozen desserts.



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All of the following statements about perimenopause are true EXCEPT which one?


It is the time before menopause when hormonal and biological changes and physical symptoms begin to occur
It lasts for an average of three to five years
Common symptoms may include hot flashes, irregular periods, and vaginal dryness
emoticon A Woman is usually Infertile during this time



Perimenopause occurs before menopause and lasts about three to five years. Although a woman can experience many different menopausal symptoms during this time, that doesn’t necessarily mean she is infertile. Every woman is considered "fertile" until she has experienced a year or more of absent periods, and confirmed this with her doctor.

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Caffeine has been found to aid significantly in weight loss.


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Because caffeine is a stimulant, it does speed up metabolism, but the effect is only minimal and very short term. Clinical research does not show a significant weight loss with the use of caffeine-containing supplements. Therefore, save your money and leave those supplements (which can contain up to 300 mg of caffeine per dose) on the store shelf.

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Which of the following statements about ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid) is FALSE?


It's a type of Omega-3 fatty acid
It's found in flaxseed
It's found primarily in plant foods
emoticon Your body converts it to DHA very efficiently


ALA is one of three types of Omega-3 fatty acids. It can be found primarily in foods of plant origin, but also in other foods such as beef. The richest source of ALA is flaxseed, but it is also found in hempseed, canola oil, soybeans, soybean oil, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil, linseeds, walnuts, and walnut oil. Once ingested, the body converts ALA into EPA and DHA, allowing it to be more readily used by the body. However, this conversion isn't very efficient.



 
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Men can get cellulite.


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While the structure of men's skin prevents most men from getting cellulite, there are some cases of male orange-peel appearance—particularly in men with lower levels of the male hormone androgen. Overall, about 10% of men have cellulite (compared to over 90% of women).



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How many types of Omega-3 fatty acids are there?


3



There are three different types of omega-3's (ALA, DHA and EPA), which can each be found in specific types of foods.

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Why should milk be stored in opaque (non-clear) containers?


emoticon Light destroys nutrients in the milk
Light can cause the milk to heat up
Opaque containers stay cool longer
Light makes it spoil faster
All of the above



Milk is (or should be) stored in opaque plastic or cardboard containers, not clear glass, because light can destroy nutrients in the milk. Ultraviolet light, including sunlight, can quickly destroy riboflavin, a nutrient found in milk, for example.

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What is the most accurate method of measuring body fat percentage?


BMI formula
Skinfold calipers
Handheld body fat analyzers
Bod Pod
emoticon Underwater Weighing


Hydrostatic (underwater) weighing immerses a person in a large tank of water to calculate their body composition. Hydrostatic weighing is currently considered the "Gold Standard" of body composition analysis. It is the most accurate way to measure one’s body fat.

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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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The majority of the fat found in an egg is saturated fat.



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Approximately 64% of the 5 to 6 grams of fat in one large egg is unsaturated fat. Most of this fat is found in the yolk, leaving the egg white virtually fat free. Just one whole egg will give you almost 1 gram of heart-healthy linoleic acid.



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In the phrase ''SMART Goals,'' what does the acronym ''SMART'' stand for?


Successful, Monitoring, Active, Relevant, Timely
Smart, Measurable, Active, Relevant, Timed
Slow, Measurable, Attainable, Respectful, Timely
emoticon Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely


The best way to set yourself up for success is to make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Using these guidelines is a proven way to create goals that you can stick with for the long haul.



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True or False: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women.

True

Nearly 70% of Americans don't get enough exercise, yet inactivity is a major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is caused by deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, calcium and other substances in the inner lining of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. This build-up makes the arteries narrowed or blocked, and when oxygen-rich blood can't reach the heart, the result is chest pain or a heart attack. Over time, CAD can weaken the heart muscle and lead to heart failure.



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True or False: If you exercise regularly, it's possible to reduce your cholesterol even if you don't lose weight.

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Several studies show widespread improvements in cholesterol levels are related to the amount of activity and not the intensity of exercise. The more minutes you exercise per week, the more your cholesterol levels will improve, even if accompanied by a minimal weight change.



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What do all three types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, gestational) have in common?

They result in high levels of glucose in the bloodstream

If insulin isn’t available, or if the body isn’t using it correctly, a person's blood glucose will remain elevated. The latter describes diabetes mellitus, a serious health condition that affects millions of people. There are actually three variations of this disease, but all are characterized by abnormally high levels of glucose in the bloodstream. Learn more about the similarities and differences between all three Types of Diabetes.



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GRAMS of sugar listed on a nutrition label is equal to 1 teaspoon of sugar.


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Next time you're reading a nutrition facts label, do this math to find out just how much added sugar that food really contains! Every 4 grams of "sugars" listed on a food label equals one teaspoon of sugar.



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Electronic bathroom scales that measure body fat are 100% accurate.


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Special scales that use bioelectrical impedance (weak electrical signals) can estimate your body fat percentage. These scales can have a large margin of error (around 10% or more according to some studies). Plus, digital scales only measure fat levels in the lower body (the signal travels up one leg and down the other), so they don't provide a full picture of the fat level of your entire body.



 
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Compared to regular ice cream, gelato has...


More Air
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This Italian ice cream doesn't have as much air as traditional ice cream, so it has a much denser texture.



 
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As long as you're working hard, you don't need to change your workout routine.


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Incorporate variation into each workout. Variety is critical because your muscles become very efficient at the exercises they are accustomed to doing. Switching things up or doing something radically different during each workout session is more challenging to your muscles. This concept should be applied to both aerobic exercise and strength training.

An individual who always does the same exercises will usually plateau sooner than someone who continually makes changes. If you don’t feel comfortable doing a different workout each time you hit the gym, try to change your exercise routine at least every 6-8 weeks.



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Ramping up your B-12 and folate (folic acid) intake can help cure a bad mood.


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Scientists believe that B-12 and folate help the body produce a neurotransmitter called serotonin—a known mood stabilizer. Shellfish, fortified cereal, oatmeal, wheat germ, and vegetables are some of the many foods rich in these nutrients.



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True or False: If people only ate healthful foods like fruits and vegetables they would never gain weight.

False

Even healthful foods can result in weight gain. Although better for you than processed foods in numerous ways, too much of anything--even fruits and vegetables--can result in weight gain. It's all about calories in vs. calories out. That said, the calories you eat should come from the healthiest, most nutritious sources possible



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In order for exercise to improve your cholesterol levels, it must be:

None of the above

Exercise can increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (bad) cholesterol. You'll be happy to know that you don't need to spend countless hours in the gym to achieve the heart-health benefits of getting active. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.

Even moderate activity, if done daily, can make a difference. Research shows cholesterol improvements are related to the amount of activity and not to the intensity of the exercise. Even if you lose little weight, exercise can help you improve your cholesterol levels. Heart-healthy changes can occur inside your body before any benefits are seen on the outside.



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Which of the following foods contain all 9 essential amino acids?

All Of The Above

Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt and soybeans provide all nine essential amino acids. For this reason, they are considered high quality or COMPLETE proteins.



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The only way your body can store energy from food is in the form of body fat.


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Your body can store energy from food for future use in two ways: 1) as fat and 2) as muscle fuel (called glycogen). Its first priority is to fill its glycogen tanks, because glycogen is the body's primary source of energy for physical activity. Once your glycogen stores are filled and the rest of the body's energy needs are covered, all the extra energy from your food will be stored as body fat.



 
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Everything you eat after 7 p.m. is more likely to be stored as fat?


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It's a myth that eating late will make you gain weight. Your body doesn't know what time it is when you eat, and it metabolizes all calories the same way, regardless of the time of day they are eaten. There is no real concern with eating late or close to bedtime, unless you find it disrupts your sleep or makes you feel a sick when you lie down to go to bed.


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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.


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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%
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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
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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
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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
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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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