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The average American family throws away _______________ worth of food per year.
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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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Osteoporosis (bone loss) is a common concern for aging women who can help prevent it by:
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Osteoporosis is a potentially debilitating, yet preventable condition. Calcium and Vitamin D intake and regular, weight-bearing exercise are just a few of the ways you can prevent it.

 
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1/16/17 11:10 A

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What percentage of lung capacity does the average person use while at rest?
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Few people use their lungs to their full capacity. It has been reported that at rest, people use just 10%-15% of their actual lung capacity, usually a result of quick, shallow breaths that make the chest rise and fall.


 
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1/15/17 1:53 A

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What percentage of a cucumber is made of water?
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Made up of 96% water, cucumber is your best friend in hot weather! At 8 measly calories per serving, it's also a great source of fiber and vitamin K, and may help reduce inflammation in the body.


 
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One Tablespoon of Coconut Oil contains ....
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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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1/15/17 1:42 A

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Which of the following dietary habits does NOT contribute to high blood pressure?
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A diet high in sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and low in fiber, whole foods, and minerals (potassium, magnesium, calcium) can increase blood pressure. Eating a low-sodium, low-fat diet that is rich in whole foods, fiber and minerals like calcium can help. This eating plan, known as the DASH Diet, has been proven to lower blood pressure. Moderate to heavy drinking (more than 1-2 drinks daily) can dramatically increase blood pressure and other health risks. Health experts recommend no more than one drink a day for women, and no more than two drinks per day for men.

 
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1/14/17 11:25 A

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Beta-carotene is a form of which vitamin?
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Your body can get vitamin A in two forms: retinols and beta-carotene. Retinols are found in foods that come from animals such as meat, milk fortified with A, fish oil and eggs. Bete-carotene is found in red, yellow, and orange vegetables and fruits, and many dark-green leafy vegetables.


 
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1/14/17 11:20 A

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Vitamin D and calcium work hand in hand to fight the osteoporosis often associated with aging. How much vitamin D do most adults need each day?
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Just a few minutes of sunlight a day can provide your body with ample amounts of vitamin D, but many of us spend most of our time indoors, especially during the winter months. A daily supplement providing 400-800 IU (international unites) of vitamin D can help to ensure you're meeting your body's needs. Learn more about eating to prevent osteoporosis.


 
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1/13/17 4:09 A

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Increased thirst and urination, coupled with fatigue and weight loss could be symptoms of what condition?
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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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You can develop osteoarthritis by being physically inactive or physically overactive.
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You are more likely to develop osteoarthritis if you are physically inactive or physically overactive. A lack of exercise weakens muscles and bones, decreasing flexibility and support at the joints, which eventually leads to pain and stiffness. At the same time, over-exercising can also be harmful to the joints. Stick with moderate exercise to strengthen the joints, decrease pain and improve range of motion.

 
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Taking allergy medications regularly will cure allergies.
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Medications like antihistamines only relieve allergy symptoms, not cure them. The only known treatment that can cure allergies is immunotherapy (allergy shots). Nearly 80 percent of people who use these treatments correctly for one to three years will successfully cure their allergies. Talk to your doctor to find out if immunotherapy treatment is right for you.

 
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1/12/17 10:45 A

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About ____% of the calories you consume post-workout should come from carbohydrates.
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Roughly 60% of the calories you eat at this time should come from carbohydrates. Contrary to popular belief, your body needs more carbohydrates than protein after a workout, to replace the muscle fuel (glycogen) you used up and to prepare for your next exercise session.

 
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What is the best way to prevent the flu?
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Many doctors and health experts agree that vaccination (the flu shot) is the best way to avoid the flu. Talk to your doctor about whether or not you're a good candidate for flu vaccination. According to the National Sleep Foundation, lack of sleep can impair the effectiveness of the flu shot, so make sure you are well rested and caught up on any missed sleep before you get a vaccination.

 
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The best way to get more flax into your diet is to cook your food in flaxseed oil?
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Flaxseed oil is even more perishable than ground flaxseed and goes bad quickly when exposed to air, light and heat. You can add flaxseed oil to many foods, but do NOT heat it or cook with it. Heat will cause flaxseed oil to go rancid and destroy its healthy properties. Only add flaxseed oil to chilled foods (like smoothies, salad dressings, yogurt, etc.) or to foods after cooking.

 
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1/11/17 11:35 A

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On average, women in the United States experience menopause at what age?
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Most women in the United States go through menopause around the age of 51, although a small number will experience menopause as early as age 40 or in their late 50’s. Menopause rarely occurs after age 60. Menopause that is diagnosed before age 40 is considered to be abnormal or "premature menopause."

 
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1/11/17 11:31 A

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Eggs contain all of the following vitamins EXCEPT:
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Eggs provide some of every vitamin above with the exception of vitamin C. They are one of the few dietary sources of vitamin D and are an excellent source of B vitamins. You'll also get several of the minerals your body needs to function, including calcium and phosphorus for bone health.

 
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1/11/17 11:23 A

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Which Girl Scout cookie gives you the most cookies for your calories?
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Caffeine is found to improve performance in short-duration, high-intensity physical activity.
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Low to moderate doses of caffeine (200-300 mg) have been shown to improve athletic performance in well-trained athletes, especially in endurance events like running. However, in sports that require short bursts of movement like weight lifting or sprints, caffeine is less effective.

 
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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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1/10/17 10:42 A

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Daytime sleepiness always means a person isn’t getting enough sleep.
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An individual has excessive daytime sleepiness when she feels very drowsy during the day and has an urge to fall asleep when she should be fully alert and awake. The condition, which can occur even after getting enough nighttime sleep, can be a sign of an underlying medical condition or sleep disorder such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea. These problems can often be treated, and you should discuss your symptoms with a physician.

 
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After an intense workout, what nutrient does your body need most?
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Carbohydrates. Roughly 60% of the calories you eat at this time should come from carbohydrates. Contrary to popular belief, your body needs more carbohydrates than protein after a workout, to replace the muscle fuel (glycogen) you used up and to prepare for your next exercise session. Moderate exercisers need about 30-40 grams of carbohydrates after an hour of exercise, but high-intensity exercisers need more—around 50-60 grams for each hour they exercised.

 
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Which of the following ingredients is a sweetener with no calories?
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Sucralose is the only non-caloric sweetener in this list; it is an artificial sweetener. Dextrose and maltose are types of sugars that contain calories, while diastase is an enzyme in the body that breaks down starch.

 
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An HDL ("good" cholesterol) level of __________has been linked to lower disease risks and protection against heart disease for both men and women.
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According to the American Heart Association, men should aim for HDL levels of 40 mg/dL or greater, and women should aim higher than 50 mg/dL. Levels of 60 mg/dL or more for both genders have been linked to lower disease risks and protection against heart disease.

 
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When you get sick, you should 'feed a cold and starve a fever' to recover sooner.
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Many people say they can never remember whether to starve the cold or the fever. The answer: neither! The best advice is simply to listen to your appetite because being neither hungry nor stuffed will get rid of a cold, flu, or fever any faster. "Starving" an illness is particularly a bad idea. Intentionally restricting calories only makes it harder to recover from an illness.

 
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How many types of carbohydrates are there?
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There are three types of carbohydrates: starches, sugars and fiber. All three types of carbs are added up and listed as Total Carbohydrates on the Nutrition Facts label of a food product.

 
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What might happen if you don't properly cool down after exercise?
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The purpose of the cool down is to slowly decrease the heart rate and the overall metabolism previously elevated during exercise. When exercise ends abruptly, your blood pressure drops and can cause dizziness or fainting. A proper cool-down prevents the sudden pooling of blood (collection of blood in one place) and re-circulates the blood back to the heart, skeletal muscles and brain. This 10-15 minute phase of your workout helps prevent muscle stiffness or soreness.

 
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Strength training elevates your metabolism immediately following a workout.
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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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What would happen if you ate two peanut butter cookies instead of two (plain) sugar cookies?
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Peanut butter may be notorious for its high fat content, but traditional peanut butter cookies are usually lower in calories than most other choices.

Sugar cookies: 170 calories, 9 grams fat
Peanut butter cookies: 121 calories, 7 grams fat

 
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Which burger is lower in fat?
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Wendy's Jr. Hamburger makes a smart choice. Enjoy this burger for 280 calories and 9 grams of fat (3.5 grams saturated fat) and both your taste buds and your waistline will be happy. Hardee's Slammer is a bit lower in calories (240), but higher in fat (12 grams) and saturated fat (5 grams), which you should try to avoid if you're watching your cholesterol levels. Both of these are the lowest-cal burger options at their respective locations. If you want cheese, factor in about 40 more calories, and always say no to the high-fat special sauces and mayo.

 
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Which of the following can help reduce the length and severity of colds and flu?
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There is no cure for the common cold or flu. But vitamin-rich fruits and veggies (dark green, red and yellow ones) can boost your body's resistance. So can adequate rest and plenty of fluids—especially water, which moistens mucous membranes and helps them fight off intruding viruses. Taking hot baths can be relaxing and soothe those flu aches, but it's not a good idea when you have a fever.

 
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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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How accurate are 'skinfold' body fat tests that use callipers?
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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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1/3/17 10:49 A

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Too much iron can be toxic.
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Iron can build up to dangerously high levels in the body, especially in people with the genetic problem called hemochromatosis. Over supplementation of iron can also occur. This is especially dangerous in children who may take adult vitamin/mineral supplements. Immediate medical attention should be obtained. The Tolerable Upper Intake Level is 45 milligrams daily for both adult males and females.

 
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Which of the following is NOT a symptom of seasonal allergies?
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Body aches are never a symptom of seasonal allergies. If you experience body aches plus other allergy symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy nose and congestion, you most likely have a cold and should consult your doctor to find the best treatment option for you.

 
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Your risk of developing high blood pressure increases as you age.
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Your risk of developing high blood pressure increases as you age. Men over 45 and women over 55 are more likely to have high blood pressure than their younger counterparts. Up to age 55, men are more prone to high blood pressure than women, but after menopause, a woman's risk increases. By age 75, high blood pressure is more prevalent among women than men.

 
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1/2/17 10:58 A

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Which of the following statements about HDL is FALSE?
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HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) is the good, healthy cholesterol. HDL picks up and carries excess cholesterol away from artery walls and brings it back to the liver for processing and removal. You want this number to be high (at least 60 mg/dL)to protect your heart. Levels too low (less than 40 mg/dL) are bad for your health, increasing your risk for heart disease.

 
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Quitting smoking can make you irritable due to a drop in serotonin levels.
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It's true! Nicotine increases serotonin, the neurotransmitter that leads to relaxed and calm feelings. When the levels of serotonin decrease, we end up feeling irritable, cranky and stressed. To complicate matters, carbohydrates increase our serotonin levels, which explains the cravings for starchy or sweet foods.

 
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All of the following statements about perimenopause are true EXCEPT which one?
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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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If you're not active or exercising after eating a meal or snack, the food you eat will turn into body fat.
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Your body is constantly burning calories to perform physiological functions that keep your body alive and healthy (digestion, respiration, brain activity, etc.), so your body needs fuel from food and uses it all day long, even if you're not physically active. This is called your Resting Metabolic Rate, and it "runs" even when you're asleep.

 
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What causes the common cold?
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A Common cold is caused by one of 200 viruses. It is true that a weakened physical condition, which might be worsened by cold weather, can hurt your body's attempt to combat a virus, but cold weather doesn't cause colds.

 
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Vitamin C is only found in fruits.
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The best sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits, tangerines), strawberries, peppers, kiwi, and cantaloupe. Good sources include some green-leafy vegetables, cauliflower, tomatoes, potatoes, and pineapple.

 
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
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Here are the facts:
*Nearly 1 million Americans died of heart disease in 2002, making it the leading cause of death.
*52 million Americans have high cholesterol, a leading cause of heart disease.
*67 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, the top contributor to high cholesterol.

 
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A single serving of bread is equal to:
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A single serving of bread is equal to 1 ounce. That's about the size of one small slice, 1/2 a bagel or 1/2 a bun.

 
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How many minutes of sunlight are generally needed per day to stimulate the body's vitamin D production?
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Fifteen minutes of sunshine a day, preferably before noon or after 3 p.m., could be enough to stimulate your body’s vitamin D production

 
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Taking (or eating) extra vitamin B-12 can boost your energy levels.
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A lack of vitamin B-12 may lead to fatigue, but taking extra B-12 does not boost energy levels. A water-soluble vitamin, your body excretes excess vitamin B-12.


 
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How is blood pressure measured?
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Blood pressure, the force of blood against artery walls, is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm HG).

 
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For the healthy adult, glucose is the preferred source of energy for the brain.
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Glucose (typically made from carbohydrates) is necessary for the regulation of nerve tissue and is the preferred source of energy for the brain.

 
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Which vitamin is BEST known for helping promote good vision and eye health
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Vitamin A is needed for night vision and helps the eyes adjust to lower levels of light. Lack of vitamin A may lead to night blindness, dry eyes, and eye infections, to name a few.

 
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Who is more likely to develop high blood pressure?
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Your risk of developing high blood pressure increases as you age. Men over 45 and women over 55 are more likely to have high blood pressure than their younger counterparts. Up to age 55, men are more prone to high blood pressure than women, but after menopause, a woman's risk increases. By age 75, high blood pressure is more prevalent among women than men.

 
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To build strength, your muscles must work ___ than they are used to.
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In order to build strength, your muscles must work harder than they are accustomed to. This overload will result in increased strength as the body adapts to the stress placed upon it.

 
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Very slow weight loss is not beneficial in the long run.
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The SparkPeople program is set up to help you safely lose between half a pound and two pounds per week. Studies show that individuals who rapidly lose weight are more likely to gain it back, while those who lost weight slowly are more likely to keep it off long term. So if you’ve lost a few pounds this month—excellent! Don’t discount that because you see someone on T.V. losing 15 pounds in two weeks.

 
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Sensitivities to specific allergens (such as pollen) are inherited.
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allergens are not inherited, but the tendency to develop allergies can be traced back to your parents. If your mother was allergic to dust mites for example, you might also develop allergies--but not necessarily to the same substance. If one of your parents had allergies, you have a one in three chance of also developing an allergy. This risk jumps as high as 75% if both of your parents had allergies.

 
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Which of the following statements about sugar alcohols is FALSE?
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Sugar alcohols get their name from their unique chemical structure, which resembles both sugar and alcohol. But they're neither sugars nor alcohols. In fact, sugar alcohols are a type of carbohydrate that sweetens foods, but with half the calories of sugar. There are several specific types of sugar alcohols (usually ending with the letters "-ol"): erythritol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates, isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol and xylitol.

 
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The key to developing muscle strength is to create tension within a muscle.
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The key to developing strength is creating tension within a muscle (or group of muscles). This is known as the tension principle. Tension is created by resistance. Resistance can come from weights (like dumbbells), specially-designed strength training machines, resistance bands, or the weight of your own body.

 
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The food ingredients erythritol, maltitol, and sorbitol are all examples of what?
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Sugar alcohols get their name from their unique chemical structure, which resembles both sugar and alcohol. But they're neither sugars nor alcohols. In fact, sugar alcohols are a type of carbohydrate that sweetens foods, but with half the calories of sugar. There are several specific types of sugar alcohols (usually ending with the letters "-ol"): erythritol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates, isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol and xylitol.

 
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If one or both of your parents had high blood pressure, your risk of developing it...
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Family history is a risk factor for high blood pressure. Your risk doubles if one or both of your parents had hypertension.

 
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Which of the following foods is highest in antioxidants?
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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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Women need more calcium than men do
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The calcium needs of men and women are the same: 1,000 milligrams daily for adults up to age 50. Older adults, both men and women, need more.

 
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Which item is the lowest-calorie dessert at the golden arches?
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All in all, both of these options can fit into a healthy diet. Surprisingly, the Kiddie Cone is one of the lowest calorie items on the entire menu, at only 45 calories and 1 gram of fat. It will satisfy your sweet tooth and help you keep your portions in control. The Apple Dippers, which come with caramel dipping sauce, also make a good choice when it comes to sides or desserts. For only 105 calories and half a gram of fat, you'll also boost your fruit and vitamin intake for the day. You may even be able to convince your kids to take part of this fruity dish. If you have a few more calories to spend on your sweet tooth, consider ordering the larger Vanilla Reduced-Fat Ice Cream Cone. It's more than 3 times the serving size of the Kiddie one, but still low in calories (150) and fat (3.5).

 
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Fresh juice is a good source of fiber.
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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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Eating a diet high in sugar can cause type 2 diabetes.
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There are many ways to prevent this form of diabetes. Eating a healthy diet and getting sensible amounts of physical activity to achieve and maintain a healthy weight can help prevent it. Contrary to popular belief, eating too much sugar does not cause type 2 diabetes.

 
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Your resting heart rate is a good indicator of what?
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Your resting heart rate (RHR) is a good indicator of your state of fitness. Fit people tend to have lower resting heart rates than unfit people because their hearts are stronger and more efficient, which means they can beat more slowly when at rest.

 
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A potassium deficiency can lead to...
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On average, the potassium intake in the United States is well below the recommended intake level. This may be a contributing factor in high blood pressure. Also, with prolonged diarrhea, vomiting, or laxative use, a potassium deficiency may occur. Kidney problems may also cause severe loss. A deficiency will result in the following symptoms: weakness, appetite loss, nausea, and fatigue.

 
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People with type 2 diabetes are dependent on insulin.
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Type 2 diabetics are "non-insulin-dependent," whereas type 1 diabetics are "insulin-dependent

 
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Besides foods fortified with calcium, you can only get calcium from dairy foods like milk and yogurt.
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You can find calcium in many dairy-free foods, from almonds to tofu. Collard greens, black-eyed peas, blackstrap molasses, kale and oranges are a few more plant-based sources of calcium.

 
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Bran is removed from wheat kernels to make white flour. What nutrients does this bran contain?
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Bran makes up the outer layers of the grain. It contains B-vitamins, trace minerals and dietary fiber. It's removed when wheat flour is processed (refined and/or bleached) into white flour.

 
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What does the word 'aerobic' mean?
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The word "aerobic" means "with oxygen." Aerobic and cardiovascular exercises usually refer to the same thing, but the words themselves do not have the same meaning

 
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You will absorb more nutrients from your veggies by eating them with a fat (such as a vinaigrette dressing).
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Your body can't make use of certain vitamins and antioxidants found in vegetables(beta-carotene, vitamin D, and vitamin E in particular) without a bit of fat to help process them. Ditch the fat-free salad dressing and dip your fork into a dressing made with olive oil for heightened meal satisfaction and nutrient absorption!

 
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How many calories per gram does alcohol contain?
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[Alcohol] is high in calories, second only to fat in calories per gram (fat has 9 calories per gram; alcohol has 7). If you drink alcoholic beverages regularly, they can contribute a lot of calories to your diet, which can slow or stop weight loss, and promote weight gain. To limit the effect of alcohol on your weight, drink alcohol in moderation (defined above) or only on occasion.

 
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Rewarding yourself for completing certain goals each week is an example of:
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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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Which of the following ingredients is a sign that a food product is made with 100% whole wheat?
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To make sure you are getting 100% whole wheat bread, look at the ingredients list—not the front of the package. "Whole wheat flour" or "100% whole wheat flour" should be the first ingredient and the only flour listed. Don't fall for deceitful terms such as "wheat flour," "unbleached wheat flour," "multigrain," "enriched," or "stone-ground wheat flour." These are just sneaky ways of saying refined white flour.

 
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A women who is breastfeeding should get clearance from her doctor before starting an exercise program.
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Pregnant and nursing women should get clearance before starting a workout program. A document called a PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) can help you determine if you need a medical evaluation before starting an exercise program

 
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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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By dieting alone (not exercising), how much of your weight loss could be muscle and lean tissue?
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According to a University of Michigan research study, at least 25% to 30% of weight lost by dieting alone is not fat at all, but lean tissue, muscle, bone and water. However, strength training helps dieters preserve muscle mass while still losing weight.

 
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High-impact exercises help reduce the risk of osteoporosis?
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Because high-impact exercises put more stress on the joints and skeletal system, they actually help strengthen bones, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

 
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After age 60, people who don't strength train lose how many pounds of muscle per year (on average)?
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Starting in their twenties, most people (especially women) lose half a pound of muscle every year if they aren't strength training to preserve it. After age 60, this rate of loss doubles. But regular strength training can preserve muscle throughout the lifespan, and rebuild the muscle lost.

 
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The friendly bacteria in your digestive tract make vitamins that you body uses.
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Vitamin K can be made in your digestive tract by the billions of bacteria that are in your intestines. Some of these bacteria synthesize vitamin K that your body can then absorb. You can also obtain vitamin K from food sources such as green-leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, pork, liver, whole wheat, oats, and bran. Fair sources include fruits, vegetables, seeds, tubers, milk, and eggs.


 
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Combining frozen fruit and sugar will give you what frozen dessert?
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Sorbet is usually fruit and sugar that has been frozen. Sherbet has a fruit juice base but often contains some milk, egg whites or gelatin to thicken and richen it. It's a creamy version of sorbet

 
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Men need more vitamin K each day than women do.
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The recommended daily vitamin-K intake for adult males is 120 micrograms; women need 90 micrograms daily

 
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All frozen yogurts are made with real yogurt that contains probiotics (live and active cultures).
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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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How often should a healthy person get his or her blood pressure checked?
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Healthy individuals should get their blood pressure tested by a medical professional every time they see the doctor, or at least once every two years. People with hypertension should do this more frequently, in accordance with their doctor's instructions.

 
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Which of the following ingredients is a sign that a food product is made with 100% whole wheat?
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Garlic is a good source of:
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Garlic has been shown to moderately reduce cholesterol, and its sulfur compounds have been shown to reduce blood pressure. It's also low in calories (4 calories per clove) and high in vitamin C, selenium and magnesium.

 
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What is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)?
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Green tea contains an antioxidant known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which has been shown in lab studies to boost metabolism and fat burning

 
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What percentage of a cucumber is made of water?
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Made up of 96% water, cucumber is your best friend in hot weather! At 8 measly calories per serving, it's also a great source of fiber and vitamin K, and may help reduce inflammation in the body

 
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To achieve minimum health and fitness benefits, adults should aim for how many aerobic exercise sessions per week?
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Aim for a minimum of 3 days of cardio (aerobic exercise) per week with no more than 2 days off between sessions. Gradually work your way up to 5 or 6 days per week.

 
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For the healthy adult, glucose is the preferred source of energy for the brain.
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