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The US Department of Agriculture estimates that Americans eat what percentage of their meals away from home.
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Which of the following is NOT a good nutrition strategy for type 2 diabetics?
Eating fat with every meal and snack


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True or False: Exercising regularly can increase the size of the hippocampus region of the brain.
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Americans get ___ of their daily calories from beverages.
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True or False: Adults over age 50 need more calcium than their younger counterparts.
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To help relieve some of the discomfort of hot flashes, a woman can:
A, B and D (Begin hormone replacement therapy, Limit caffeine and Wear layers)


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Which of the following vegetables is in season during the winter?
Answers 2 and 4
Kale and leeks are both in season during the winter. Porcini mushrooms and zucchini are in season during the summer.

True or False: Glucose is the only source of energy used by the brain.
True
Glucose (typically made from carbohydrates) is necessary for the regulation of nerve tissue and is the only source of energy for the brain.

What does hypertension mean?
High blood pressure
Hypertension means high blood pressure.

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1 Who is most likely to experience osteoarthritis?
A woman over 65
Osteoarthritis usually occurs in older people (although it can afflict young adults who experience joint injuries). Almost all people over 65 show some signs of developing osteoarthritis, and by age 70, nearly every person will have this condition. However, symptoms of osteoarthritis commonly begin between the ages of 30 and 40. Before age 45, osteoarthritis occurs more often in men, but after age 45, osteoarthritis is more common in women.

True or False: Frozen vegetables have fewer nutrients than fresh vegetables
False
Frozen veggies sometimes have a bad reputation, but they actually have just as many nutrients as the fresh stuff. In fact, frozen vegetables hold onto nutrients longer than fresh produce since freezing can lock in nutrients more efficiently than canning or refrigeration methods.

What level of serum (blood) cholesterol is considered healthy?
Below 200 mg/dL
Serum (blood) cholesterol flows through the bloodstream. Your body manufactures most of its blood cholesterol, but it absorbs some from the foods you eat. A total blood cholesterol level of less than 200 mg/dL is a healthy goal. The amount of cholesterol you have in your blood is partly genetic (some people tend to have high levels, while other people tend to have low levels). But your habits (smoking, diet, exercise, etc.) affect the level of cholesterol in your blood too.


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True or False: Only liposuction can remove cellulite.
False
Extracting the fat layer between the skin and the fibrous bands of connective tissue can actually accentuate the lumpy appearance and make cellulite worse. Liposuction can remove pockets of stubborn fat, but it is not suitable as a cellulite treatment.

Although menopause usually does not require extra medical care, a woman should see her doctor if:
All of the above
All of these abnormal changes in menstruation could indicate a problem, so check with your doctor.
A Body Mass Index (BMI) under ___ is considered underweight?
18.5
A BMI of 18.5 or less is considered underweight. Calculate your BMI using SparkPeople's online calculator.


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True or False: Simply walking for 15 minutes per day (without changing your diet) can prevent weight gain.
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Walking alone might not be enough to prevent weight gain. Researchers from the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center say that simply walking for 15 minutes (or about 2,000 steps) and eating a couple fewer bites of food can help you prevent future weight gain.

True or False: A women who is breastfeeding should get clearance from her doctor before starting an exercise program.
True
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. You can get one here.

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: Caffeine is found to improve performance in short-duration, high-intensity physical activity.
False

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.

True or False: Cooking food in cast iron cookware can add iron to your food.
True
It's true! Cooking in cast iron adds a significant level of iron to the foods you cook, especially acidic foods such as tomato sauce.

Which conventionally grown vegetable tends to be HIGHEST in pesticide residue?
Celery
I was wrong by putting bell peppers
Here's the "dirty dozen"--the list of the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables, listed in descending order, starting with greatest levels pesticide contamination): apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, nectarines (imported), grapes (imported), sweet bell peppers, potatoes, blueberries (domestic), lettuce and kale / collard greens.

Which habit has NOT been proven to prevent type 2 diabetes?
Consuming less sugar

There are many ways to prevent type 2 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. Read more about Pre-Diabetes and preventing type 2 diabetes.


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What is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)?

** An antioxidant **

Explanation

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

True or False: Eating soup before your meal can help you consume fewer total calories during your meal.
True
Soup may curb your appetite. Studies show that people who eat broth or vegetable-based soups (not creamy or high-fat ones) as the first course of a meal consume fewer total calories during their meal. In fact, study participants consumed 20% fewer calories when they started their meal with soup!

Americans get ___ of their daily calories from beverages.
21%
In the 1970s, Americans got 6-8% of their daily calories from drinks, but today, 21% of their daily calories from beverages. Not counting whatís in that glass, cup, can or mug may be a major cause of the alarming increase in obesity.


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Bran is removed from wheat kernels to make white flour. What nutrients does this bran contain? All of the above including:


B-vitamins
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True or False: The frozen dessert known as 'Italian ice' contains milk, just like ice cream does. False

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

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he majority of runners strike the ground with:
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.

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

True or False: Osteoarthritis most often affects the wrists and elbows.
False
The joints of the fingers, spine, hips and knees, are most often affected by osteoarthritis, but symptoms (pain, stiffness, swelling and tenderness) can also occur in the shoulders, elbows, wrists and ankles.


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What does hypertension mean? High Blood pressure

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To make refined or bleached 'white flour,' what part of the wheat kernel is removed? A and B only including:

A - The wheat bran
B - The wheat germ

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How many calories per gram does alcohol contain?7 calories per gram

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True or False: Aerobic exercise decreases HDL cholesterol. False

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True or False: Daytime sleepiness always means a person isnít 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.

True or False: It's better to squeeze out one more repetition, even with bad form, to really fatigue your muscles.
False
Bad form is never a good idea. The only thing this will accomplish is increasing your risk of injury. Your goal should be to stop after the last repetition you can do in good form--that means without using momentum or body contortions to move the weight. A little muscle trembling or shakiness is OK, but don't go beyond that.

True or False: Fish that live in warm, sunny waters contain more Omega-3's.
False
Fish that live in dark, cold waters naturally contain higher levels of Omega-3's.


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True or False: If you smoke, you should check with your doctor before starting a new fitness program. True

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Which nutrient is known as the sunshine vitamin? Vitamin D

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Which of the following foods may help reduce your risk of osteoarthritis? A,B,C and D including:
A - Flaxseeds
B - Pumpkin seeds
C - Hempseeds
D - Salmon

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True or False: A vitamin E deficiency is common in the U.S.
False
Because it is abundant in many foods, a deficiency of vitamin E is rare. Vitamin E is found in a variety of foods. The best sources include wheat germ and wheat germ oil, soybean, corn, safflower and cottonseed oil. Good sources include margarine, mayonnaise, salad dressings, nuts, seeds, peanuts, and peanut butter. Fair sources include whole grains, corn, beef liver, leafy-green vegetables, fish and eggs.

True or False: Pilates only works your core.
False
While Pilates does build core strength, Mr. Pilates always emphasized that his exercises were for the whole body. He believed the more muscles you use to perform a movement, the more efficient the movement would be. This creates a system of functional strength that applies to all movements. The Pilates system teaches a balance of strength and flexibility, or, "the uniform development of our bodies as a whole," Pilates often said.

Beta-carotene is a form of which vitamin?
Vitamin A
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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How many cups of popcorn does a large tub from a movie theatre usually contain?
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True or False: For a muscle to get stronger, it has to get bigger.
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True or False: Soluble and insoluble fiber have the same functions and benefits.
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True or False: Frozen vegetables have fewer nutrients than fresh vegetables False

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Inactive adults who don't strength train regularly can lose how many pounds of muscle mass per year? 1/2 pound

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The morning after an intense workout, you start feeling quite sore. You notice that you feel this way up to 72 hours after your workout, but then you feel as good as new. Which type of muscle soreness are you experiencing? Delayed onset Muscle Soreness

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True or False: Even if you are at a healthy weight, your risk for developing hypertension is greater if you do not exercise regularly.
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Sedentary individuals have a higher risk for hypertension than individuals who are active. Regular exercise can lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. However, if you are overweight, your risk of developing high blood pressure is two to six times higher.

How accurate are 'skinfold' body fat tests that use callipers?
98% accurate
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.

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: "Natural" is synonymous with "organic" when it comes to food. False

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True or False: Caffeine has been found to aid significantly in weight loss. False

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What is blood pressure? How much force blood creates against artery walls

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How many calories are equal to one pound of body fat?
3500
One pound of body fat is equal to 3,500 calories. That means you have to create a 3,500-calorie deficit through diet and exercise to lose one pound of body fat. To gain a pound, you'd have to consume 3,500 calories more than your body is able to use.

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

To achieve minimum health and fitness benefits, adults should aim for how many aerobic exercise sessions per week?
3
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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True or False: Vitamins contain calories.
False
Vitamins actually function primarily as catalysts, regulating chemical reactions within the body. They are also essential for the release of energy from food. But they do not provide calories or energy themselves.

True or False: 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.

How many calories are in a bowl of New England Clam Chowder from Panera?
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According to panerabread.com, a bowl of Panera's New England Clam Chowder contains 720 calories. Yikes--that's half a day's worth of calories for some people!


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

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You logged extra time on the treadmill this morning and weighed yourself after. The scale dropped 2 pounds. Why? You lost 2 pounds of water from sweating

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Americans get ___ of their daily calories from beverages. 21%

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The formula 220 - age measures what?
MHR Maximum Heart Rate


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If your friend becomes obese, your chance of becoming obese, too, increases by how much?
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1)What is systolic blood pressure?
Both A and C
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Blood pressure, the force of blood against artery walls, is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and recorded as two numbers: systolic (pressure on the arterial walls as the heart contracts) over diastolic (pressure on the arterial walls as the heart relaxes between beats). Both numbers are important.

2)True or False: When participating in regular exercise, you should always take 1-2 rest days per week to repair your muscles
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Recovery is the time your body uses to adapt to the stresses you've put on it, as well as repair tissues that were damaged during your workouts. If you avoid rest days and don't give your muscles and joints a chance to recover, you'll continue to break the body down instead of making it stronger. A good rule of thumb is to allow for 1-2 rest days per week. This doesn't mean you have to sit on the couch all day and do nothing. It's OK to do some light activity, like go for a walk or do an easy yoga session. But your activity shouldn't be intense or challenging. Your body needs the time to rest and repair

3) True or False: Depression can occur when other areas of your life are going well.
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People can experience depression even when life is going well. While depression can be triggered by unfortunate life events, that is not always the case.

4) How much calcium do adults between the ages of 19 and 50 need each day?
1,000 mg
The recommended amount of calcium for male and female adults, ages 19-50, is 1,000 milligrams daily.



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True or False: A vitamin E deficiency is common in the U.S. False

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How many minutes per day in the sun is needed to stimulate Vitamin D? 15 minutes

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A thiamin (vitamin B-1) deficiency can lead to Beri-beri

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1)How many aerobic (cardio) exercise sessions should you aim for each week?
3

When it comes to cardio, aim for a minimum of 3 days per week with no more than 2 days between sessions. Gradually work your way up to 5 or 6 days per week. Frequency is especially important when it comes to weight loss. The more you exercise, the more calories you will burn. But don't forget the importance of rest and recovery. Give yourself at least 1 to 2 days off each week. SparkPeople's Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise explains everything you need to know about cardio.

2) 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.

3) Which essential nutrients help regulate cellular fluid and transmit nerve impulses?
Minerals

Electrolytes are special minerals that help regulate cellular fluid and transmit nerve impulses.

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When exercising with high blood pressure, what is the best advice to follow? All of the above including:

Always talk to your doctor before starting an exercise program
Start out slowly, making gradual increases and listening to your body
Never hold your breath
Use measures other than heart rate to monitor your exercise intensity

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True or False: Antibiotics can treat a cold or the flu. False

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True or False: Sunscreen blocks your body's ability to make vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. True

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1) True or False: Antibiotics can treat a cold or the flu.
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When you come down with a cold or the flu, the last thing you should do is take an antibiotic. Most antibiotics only work against infections caused by bacteria, so they won't work against illnesses (like the cold or the flu) that are caused by viruses. Currently, no licensed antibiotics exist for fighting the common cold. Some prescription antibiotics (known as antiviral medications) are available and effective against the flu, but only if they're taken very early in the illness.

2) True or False: Brown eggs and white eggs have the same nutritional value.
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The breed of chicken determines the color of the eggshell but not the nutrients. Brown eggs tend to cost more because it takes more feed for the chickens to produce the slightly larger eggs.

3) True or False: Herb-seasoned roasted potatoes contain less than half the calories of mashed potatoes (made with butter and whole milk).
True

Roasted potatoes, made without added oil, contain about 57 calories and 0 grams of fat per 1/2-cup serving. Mashed potatoes contain twice the calories (120) and 4 grams of fat for the same portion.


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Which type of food can be stored as body fat? All of the above including:
Fat
Carbohydrates.
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True or False: Very slow weight loss is not beneficial in the long run. False

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True or False: Everything you eat after 7 p.m. is more likely to be stored as fat. False

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1) What BMI (body mass index) range is considered healthy?
18.5-24.9

2) Insulin resistance occurs in the early stages of type 2 diabetes. What does insulin resistance mean?
The body's cells don't use insulin properly

In the early stages of type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is still manufacturing insulin, but for some reason the cells of the body are not using it properly--a condition known as insulin resistance. In response, the pancreas produces more and more insulin, wearing itself out and eventually losing its ability to produce insulin to keep blood glucose levels in the normal range.

3) A woman is said to be in menopause when:
She has gone for one full year without experiencing a menstrual period

Hot flashes and irregular periods begin to occur during perimenopause (the time before menopause). After one full year without periods, a woman is considered to be menopausal, or "in menopause." Symptoms like irritability and depression may occur in some women during this time, but arenít necessarily caused by menopause.

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Who is more likely to develop high blood pressure? It depends on a person's age

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

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True or False: Even if you eat healthy and exercise regularly, your cholesterol levels are more likely to be elevated if you are overweight. True

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Iron found in animal products is called

Heme iron
Non-heme iron
Mammal iron
Complex iron
Complete iron

Iron is available from foods of both animal (heme iron) and plant (non-heme iron) origin. It is better absorbed from heme iron sources.

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1) Which vitamin is BEST known for helping promote good vision and eye health?

A
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.

2) True or False: Most people with diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes.

True
Between 90% and 95% of diabetes cases are type 2. Learn The Causes Type 2 Diabetes.

3) True or False: People who eat chocolate live longer than people who abstain from it.

True
Researchers at Harvard University believe chocolate may help people live longer! A study tracking older men found that those who ate chocolate lived almost a year longer than those who didn't.

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Men who exercise for 1 hour, 5 times per week can reduce their risk of stroke by how much? Half

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