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True or False: Too much calcium intake can lead to problems.
Answer: True

Explanation:
Extremely large amounts of calcium over a long period of time can result in calcium deposits in soft organs, kidney stone development, or poor kidney functioning. The Tolerable Upper Intake Level is 2,500 milligrams daily.

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

Explanation: 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.

True or False: Eating food that was cooked in aluminum cookware can lead to Alzheimer's disease.
Answer: False

Explanation:
Claims have been made linking aluminum to Alzheimer’s disease and other health problems, but these claims have been unsubstantiated by scientific research. In fact, according to the FDA, taking one antacid or aspirin tablet provides the body with far more aluminum than cooking and storing an entire day’s meals in aluminum.

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True or False: Flaxseeds contain more Omega-3 fatty acids per weight than salmon.
Answer: True

Explanation:
Fifty grams of flaxseed has about the same amount of omega-3's as three pounds of salmon!

What kind of resistance do dumbbells provide?
Answer: Fixed

Explanation:
Fixed resistance provides a constant amount of resistance throughout the full range of motion (ROM) of a strength training exercise. This means that the amount of resistance/weight you are lifting does not change during the movement. For example, during a 10-pound curl, you are lifting 10 pounds throughout the motion. Fixed resistance helps to strengthen all the major muscle groups in the body. Dumbbells provide fixed resistance.

How many calories does a single gram of fat provide?
Answer: 9 calories

Explanation: One gram of fat contains 9 calories.

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What does BMI stand for?
Answer: Body Mass Index

Who is most likely to experience IBS?
Answer: Women

Explanation:
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.

Which of the following contributes to good heart health?
Brushing and flossing your teeth
Drinking green tea and eating dark chocolate
Decrease your negativity and increase your positivity
Adopting a pet
All of the above - Answer
None of the above

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Individuals who get under _______ hours of sleep per night are more at risk for heart disease, obesity, stroke, and other health conditions.
Answer: 6

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Individuals who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be at an increased risk for viral infections, heart disease, obesity and stroke, with an associated decline in mental functioning to boot.

An HDL ("good" cholesterol) level of __________has been linked to lower disease risks and protection against heart disease for both men and women.
Answer: 60 mL

Explanation:
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.

The US Department of Agriculture estimates that Americans eat what percentage of their meals away from home.
Answer: 29%

Explanation:
The US Department of Agriculture estimates that we eat 29% of our meals away from home. And the National Restaurant Association says that these meals take up 44% of our food budgets. This could grow to 53% in the next few years!

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Garlic is a good source of:
Answer: Vitamin C, selenium, and magnesium

Explanation:
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.

How many minutes of sunlight are generally needed per day to stimulate the body's vitamin D production?
Answer: 15 minutes

Explanation:
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.

True or False: Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams all come from the same plant family.
Answer: False

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



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Which type of fat is solid at room temperature?
Answer: saturated fats

Explanation:
Saturated fat (butter is one example) is packed with hydrogen atoms, making it solid at room temperature. Unsaturated fat (like olive oil) contains fewer hydrogen atoms, so it is liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats are types of unsaturated fats.

Which essential nutrients help regulate cellular fluid and transmit nerve impulses?
Answer: Minerals

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

What percentage of a cucumber is made of water?
Answer: 96%


Explanation:
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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Which of the following is NOT a good nutrition strategy for type 2 diabetics?
Answer: Eating fat with every meal and snack
Explanation: While all of these other strategies are important for diabetics, eating fats at every meal or snack is not. Certain fats can enhance health, and fat can also slow carbohydrate absorption, preventing spikes in blood sugar. But diabetics need to watch their fat intake and keep it at moderate levels. Therefore, eating fat at every meal and snack is typically not advised.

True or False: Simply walking for 15 minutes per day (without changing your diet) can prevent weight gain.
Answer; False
Explanation: 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.

Which of the following measures can be taken to help prevent or delay the onset menopause?
Exercising regularly (3-5 times per week)
Getting 800-1,500 mg. of calcium daily
Limiting caffeine to less than 300 mg daily
Maintaining a healthy weight
All of the above
None of the above - ANSWER
Explanation: Menopause is a natural event and cannot be stalled or prevented. However, medications, diet and exercise can prevent or eliminate some symptoms of menopause and enhance a woman's quality of life as she grows older. Learn how certain diet and fitness habits can help ward off symptoms.

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Which of the following foods contain cholesterol?
A - Meat
B - Poultry
C - Fish
D - Eggs
E - Dairy products
F - Peanut butter
G - Avocado
All of the above
A, B, C, D and E only
A, D, and E only
Answer: A, B, C and E only

Explanation:
Dietary cholesterol is found only in foods of animal origin, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. It is not found in plant foods like grains, fruits and vegetables. Individuals should limit their intake of dietary cholesterol to less than 300 milligrams daily.

According to the Nurses' Health Study, just 3 hours of brisk walking per week can lower a woman's risk of heart disease by how much?
Answer: 30% (According to the long-term Nurses' Health Study, which follows the habits and health of 72,000 female nurses, three hours of brisk walking each week (that's just 30 minutes per day) can lower a woman's risk of heart disease by 30% to 40%.)

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

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True or False: The nutrient content of an egg depends mostly on whether or not the eggs come from free range chickens.
Answer: False
Explanation:
The terms "free-range," "vegetarian-fed" and "organic" are all on egg cartons these days. While free-range does mean the chicken is not caged, it does not necessarily mean that the chicken roams outdoors (it only has access to open space at some point each day). A chicken's feed is what affects the nutritional quality of its eggs. The label "vegetarian-fed" ensure no animal by-products are fed to the chickens laying the eggs, and "organic" means the chicken's feed is organic.

For best results, how long should you hold a stretch?
Answer: 15-30 seconds
Ideally, most experts recommend that people stretch for 10-15 minutes per day. Hold each stretch for 15-30 seconds, repeating one or two more times, depending on how you feel.

Line up these 5 homemade pies in order of most to least calories per slice (highest to lowest calories).
Answer: Pecan pie, cherry pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie
Here's the fat and calorie breakdown for homemade pies:
Pecan pie 503 calories, 27 grams fat
Cherry pie 486 calories, 22 grams fat
Apple pie 411 calories, 19 grams fat
Pumpkin pie 316 calories, 14 grams fat
Sweet potato pie 250 calories, 12 grams fat

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True or False: The frozen dessert known as 'Italian ice' contains milk, just like ice cream does.
Answer: False
Explanation:
talian 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.

What type of stretching should always be avoided?
Answer: ballistic stretching
Explanation:
Avoid ballistic stretching and other high-force, short-duration stretches that use rapid bouncing motions or momentum. You have far less control during this type of stretch and therefore a greater potential risk of injury. It does not allow your muscles to adjust to, and relax in, the stretched position. It may instead cause them to tighten up by repeatedly activating the stretch reflex.

According to the glycemic index, people should eat more foods that have...
Answer: low glycemic index
explanation:
One system for classifying carbohydrates is the glycemic index. The glycemic index ranks foods on how they affect blood sugar level by measuring how much the blood sugar increases after one eats. For example, white bread is digested quickly into glucose, causing blood sugar to spike quickly. Therefore white bread has a high glycemic index number. In contrast, brown rice is digested more slowly, causing a lower, more gentle change in blood sugar. It therefore has a lower glycemic index number.

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Your resting heart rate is a good indicator of what?
Answer: Your fitness level

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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.

Which of the following can help reduce the length and severity of colds and flu?

Which of the following can help reduce the length and severity of colds and flu?
A- Eating dark green veggies
B- Drinking lots of water
C- Getting plenty of sleep
D- Taking a hot bath
All of the above
B and C only
A, B, and C only - Answer

Explanation:
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.

How soon after working out should you eat?
Answer: Within 30 minutes to 2 hours

Explanation:
The ideal time to eat after a workout is within 30 minutes to two hours, when your body is ready and waiting to top off its fuel tanks to prepare for your next workout. But if your appetite or schedule doesn’t allow you to eat a meal right after your exercise session, don't panic. Your body can still replace your muscle fuel over the next 24 hours, as long as you're eating enough food to support your activity level.

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


True or False: Soluble and insoluble fiber have the same functions and benefits.
Answer: False

Explanation:
Eating foods with soluble fiber may help to lower blood cholesterol and decrease your risk of heart disease. These foods may also help lower blood sugar levels, which is important if you have diabetes.

Insoluble fiber 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.

True or False: Depression is a normal part of life.
Answer: False

Explanation:
Although it's normal to feel sad or experience "the blues" in response to certain life events, such as the death of a loved one, clinical depression is a medical condition that persists for weeks, months or even years and is not a normal reaction to life events.

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True or False: The only symptom of insomnia is difficulty falling asleep.
Answer: false
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.

True or False: Women should lift light weights for more repetitions to avoid bulking up.
Answer: False
While on a weight lifting program, the right hormones (testosterone) are necessary in order to bulk up. Women’s testosterone levels are much lower than men’s, so in most cases, they are not capable of building large muscles. In fact, since muscle takes up less room than fat, women tend to lose inches when they strength train. So in addition to the physical benefits (increased metabolism, decreased risk of osteoporosis, increased strength), strength training will help you slim down too! Women, in fact, are more likely to tone up from strength training rather than bulk up. Research shows that women can add up to 30% lean muscle and end up looking thinner, feeling stronger and being firmer. No matter how many repetitions you do, you should be lifting a challenging weight and feel muscle fatigue by the end of each set.

True or False: Fish that live in warm, sunny waters contain more Omega-3's.
Answer: 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.
Answer: True
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.

How many nutrients are lost when whole grains are refined into white flour?
Answer: 17
When grains are processed and refined, the bran and germ are removed, leaving behind the white endosperm. During this process, grains become less nutritious, losing 25% of their original protein content and 17 other essential nutrients. While manufacturers then "enrich" the flour with some vitamins and minerals, a naturally whole grain is still a healthier choice. Compared to refined grains (white bread, white rice, white flour), whole grains pack more protein, fiber, vitamins (B vitamins and vitamin E), and minerals (magnesium and iron), as well as some antioxidants not found in other foods.

Which of the following people is most likely to develop high blood pressure?
Answer: 75-year-old woman

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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Which of the following is responsible for the sweetness in some candies?
Answer: Corn syrup
Although all of these ingredients can be found in candy, corn syrup is the most common sweetening agent. Artificial flavors provide the flavor, but not the sweetness. Modified corn starch is a thickening agent, and yellow 5 is a food coloring.

Which of the following ingredients is NOT a caloric sweetener?
Answer: sucralose

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.

True or False: Sweating during exercise causes acne
Answer: False
Sweat in itself neither fights acne nor causes it; but the increased blood flow, unclogging of pores from sweating, and stress reduction that result from exercise may all benefit the acne sufferer, says the Children’s Hospital of Colorado (CHC).

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True or False: Exercising regularly can increase the size of the hippocampus region of the brain.
Answer: True
A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that regular sweat sessions can increase the size of a region of the brain called the hippocampus--a part of the brain that begins to decline around age 30 in most adults. The hippocampus is tucked deep in the brain and plays an important role in learning and memory. According to researchers, a larger hippocampus is associated with better performance on spatial reasoning and other cognitive tasks.

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

Vitamins A, D, E, and K are:
Answer: Fat soluable
Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble, meaning that dietary fat must be available for your body to absorb those nutrients. So if you're eating raspberries, spinach and carrots, great! However, to get the most out of foods rich in these fat-soluble vitamins, eat a little heart-healthy fat at the same time.

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True or False: The hormonal changes of menopause help protect women against cardiovascular disease.
Answer: False
Before menopause, women have lower rates of cardiovascular disease than men, in part because of their higher levels of estrogen. After menopause, however, the rate of heart disease in women continues to rise. Women who are 65 and older will experience heart disease equally as often as men of their same age.

To build greater muscle strength, you should do ___ repetitions of each exercise.
A - 8-10
B - 12-15
C - 18-20
D - fewer
E - more
All of the above
Both A and D - ANSWER
Both C and E
If your goal is to build strength and muscle size, then aim for fewer reps (such as 8-10). Because you are doing fewer reps, you will need a heavier weight to reach muscle exhaustion in each set, so that's where the phrase "heavy weight, low reps" come from.

How many types of diabetes mellitus are there?
Three
The three types of diabetes mellitus are Type 1, Type 2, and gestational (which occurs during some pregnancies).

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True or False: Sunscreen blocks your body's ability to make vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.
Answer: True
Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because it is made in your skin when the ultraviolet light hits your skin. However, sunscreen can inhibit the body's ability to make vitamin D. If you eat a balanced diet and get outside in the sunshine at least 1.5 to 2 hours a week, you should be getting all the vitamin D you need.

Which types of nutrients provide energy for the body?
A - Carbohydrates
B - Fats
C - Proteins
D - Vitamins
E - Minerals
All of the above
A, B, and C only - ANSWER
Only carbohydrates, fats and proteins provide energy, in the form of calories, to the body.

How many of the calories in a healthy diet should come from carbohydrates, according to reputable nutrition experts?
Less than 40%
45-65% - ANSWER
70%
100%
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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What does hypertension mean?
Answer: High blood pressure

True or False: Walking provides enough impact to strengthen bones and decrease one's risk of osteoporosis.
Answer: True
A review of 24 studies on aerobic exercise and bone mineral density in women suggests that walking just 30 minutes per day a few times a week is enough to increase bone density by a moderate amount (about two percent) compared to non-exercisers. Walking was the preferred form of exercise by most participants.

True or False: It's best to start your strength-training workouts with exercises for larger muscles and then work on your smaller muscles.
Answer: True
If you work out the smaller muscles first, they'll be too tired to help out when you're lifting heavier weights to train your larger muscles. So do the "heavy lifting" first, and finish off with the smaller muscles.

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How many teaspoons of sugar does a 12-oz can of soda contain?
4
6
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12
Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. A 12-oz can of pop contains 40 grams of sugar, which is equal to 10 teaspoons of sugar and 160 empty calories.

Beans, peas, lentils and oats are good sources of which kind of fiber?
Answer: Soluble fiber
Soluble fiber is found in beans, peas, lentils, oats, and barley. Some fruits and vegetables also have soluble fiber, such as apples, carrots, plums and squash. Eating foods with soluble fiber may help to lower blood cholesterol and decrease your risk of heart disease. These foods may also help lower blood sugar levels, which is important if you have diabetes.

True or False: As long as you're working hard, you don't need to change your workout routine.
Answer: False
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.

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After age 60, people who don't strength train lose how many pounds of muscle per year (on average)?
Answer: one pound

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.

True or False: Depression can occur when other areas of your life are going well.
Answer: True
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.

Which nutrient is known as the sunshine vitamin?
Answer: Vitamin D
Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because it is made in your skin when the ultraviolet light hits your skin. If you eat a balanced diet and get outside in the sunshine at least 1 ½ to 2 hours a week, you should be getting all the vitamin D you need.

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If you take time off or stop strength training, how quickly will your muscles begin to lose strength?
Within hours
Within 1 day
Within 2 days
Within 1 week
Within 2 weeks - ANSWER
Within 1 month
Within 2 months
Within 1 year

After consistent strength training stops, you will eventually lose the strength that you built up. Without overload or maintenance, muscles will weaken in two weeks or less! This is the basis behind why individuals lose muscle mass as they age—because they are detraining by exercising less frequently.

What is the "golden rule" for weight loss?
Macronutrients must be in perfect balance
You must exercise 60 minutes per day, 7 days a week
Calories out must exceed calories in - ANSWER
You must drink 2 gallons of water per day
You must drink green tea with every meal

"Calories in vs. calories out" is the golden rule for effective weight loss. To lose weight, a person must eat fewer calories than he or she burns.

True or False: Lifting weights can also help strengthen your bones.
Answer: True
Strength training builds strength in your muscles and bones, making it a great form of exercise to help prevent osteoporosis.

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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.
Answer: True
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.

True or False: Your workouts don't have to be continuous. You can break them up throughout the day into smaller segments (at least 10 minutes each) and achieve the same benefits.
Answer: True
Forget the "all or nothing" mentality when it comes to exercise. Fitness does not live or die by 60-minute workouts; there is middle ground. Short spurts of exercise, when they accumulate, have been shown to share similar benefits of longer workouts.

How many calories does a single gram of carbohydrate provide?
Answer: 4
One gram of carbohydrate provides 4 calories.

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One 5-Hour Energy drink contains 157 milligrams of caffeine. What is the recommended daily limit for adult caffeine intake?
Answer: No more than 400 milligrams per day
For a healthy adult, one 5-Hour Energy Drink per day doesn’t present any major potential health risk. The drink provides about 157 milligrams of caffeine, based on a Forbes-commissioned lab test. Remember that the recommendation for caffeine intake for the healthy adult is no more than 400 milligrams daily. Now, if you are downing several 5-Hour Energy Drinks, along with cups of coffee and cans of soda, you could be easily exceeding the recommendation, which may result in an overstimulated heart and body.

True or False: People can have type 2 diabetes and show no symptoms.
Answer: True
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.

True or False: High blood pressure is usually asymptomatic.
Answer: True
You may have high blood pressure and not even know it. While 50 million Americans suffer from this affliction, 33 percent don't even know they have it, and 70 percent don't have it under control. High blood pressure is often referred to as the "silent killer." In general, it does not directly cause symptoms. When blood pressure is very high, it may cause symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue and ringing in the ears. However, it often causes no symptoms. The only way to know where you stand is to have your blood pressure checked by a qualified professional.

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True or False: 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.

True or False: Hemp seeds contain healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.
Answer: True
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.

Which of the following factors affect your flexibility level?
A - Age
B - Gender
C - Level of activity (exercise history)
D - Temperature
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All of these factors affect your ability to stretch: Muscle connective tissues have a natural tendency to shorten with aging, resulting in tighter muscles. Several studies have shown that females tend to be more flexible than males. Active people tend to be more flexible than inactive people. An increase in muscle temperature results in a decrease of muscular resistance, which enhances your ability to stretch.

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Combining frozen fruit and sugar will give you what frozen dessert?
Answer: sorbet
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.

True or False: SparkPeople's Food & Fitness Tracker application for the iPhone and iPod touch costs just $1.99.
Answer: False - its free
SparkPeople.com is free--and so are our core iPhone applications! We do charge $1.99 for one premium app (the "Perfect Produce" app), but all of our core site apps that allow you to track your food and fitness and search for recipes are 100% free.

Which chronic condition is mostly commonly called the 'silent killer' because it often presents with no symptoms?
Answer: high blood pressure
You may have high blood pressure and not even know it. While 50 million Americans suffer from this affliction, 33 percent don't even know they have it, and 70 percent don't have it under control. High blood pressure is a condition without signs or symptoms, which is why it is often referred to as the "silent killer." The only way to know where you stand is to have your blood pressure checked by a qualified professional.

Which of the following best characterizes the 'valsalva maneuver'?
Answer: a breathing issue
Many people have a tendency to hold their breath during strenuous activity like weight lifting--a big mistake. Known as the valsalva maneuver, this breathing issue, which involves exhaling forcibly without any air actually exiting the body, can limit oxygen delivery to the brain and cause dizziness, fainting, a spike in blood pressure and other complications.

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True or False: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
Answer: True

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.

What are the 4 fat-soluble vitamins?
Answer: Vitamins A, D, E and K
Four vitamins are fat-soluble: A, D, E, and K. Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fat. To be carried in your bloodstream and throughout your body, they must be attached to body chemicals made of lipids or fat. Your body is able to store these fat-soluble vitamins in body fat. Getting a new supply each day is not essential. Harmful, toxic levels of the fat-soluble vitamins can occur when excess amounts are consumed on a regular basis, usually from supplements.

True or False: Adults over age 50 need more calcium than their younger counterparts.
Answer: True
The recommended amount of calcium for male and female adults, ages 19-50, is 1,000 milligrams daily. The amount increases to 1,200 milligrams daily for those over age 51.

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True or False: The best way to get more flax into your diet is to cook your food in flaxseed oil.
Answer: False
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.

True or False: Women need more folic acid than men do.
Answer: False
The recommended intake of folic acid for adult males and females is 400 micrograms daily.

Which conventionally grown fruit tends to be HIGHEST in pesticide residue?
Strawberries
Cherries
Peaches
Apples - ANSWER
Grapes
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.

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Wheat bran, whole grains, fruits and vegetables are good sources of which type of fiber?
Answer: Insoluble fiber
nsoluble 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.

True or False: If you feel any discomfort whatsoever during exercise, you should stop.
Answer: False
A certain amount of discomfort during exercise is normal and inevitable. After all, you are challenging your body to do more than it is accustomed to. But pain and other symptoms that occur during exercise can be warning signs that something is wrong. You should stop exercising right away if you: Have pain or pressure in the left or middle part of your chest, or in the left side of your neck, left shoulder or left arm; feel dizzy or sick; break out in a cold sweat; have muscle cramps; feel sharp pain in your joints, feet, ankles, or bones; or notice that your heart starts racing or beating irregularly.

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

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True or False: 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.

True or False: Eating soup before your meal can help you consume fewer total calories during your meal.
Answer: 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!

What does 'isometric' mean?
Answer: same length
Isometric means "same length." This is a high-intensity contraction of the muscle with no change in the length of the muscle. In other words, your muscles are working hard but the muscle itself remains static. Isometric exercises are good for variety and some strength maintenance, but they don’t challenge your body enough to build much strength.

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True or False: Your body needs sodium.
Answer: True
Sodium is found mainly in blood plasma and in the fluids outside the body cells. It helps regulate the movement of body fluids in and out of the body cells. Sodium helps your muscles and heart to relax. It is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses and helps to regulate blood pressure.

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

How many calories are equal to one pound of body fat?
Answer: 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.

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How many calories per gram does alcohol contain?
Answer: 7 grams

[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.

Which of the following statements about alcohol's effects on blood sugar is correct?
Answer: can both raise and lower blood sugar

Alcohol can interfere with your blood glucose control, both raising and lowering blood sugar. Once in your system, alcohol initially lowers blood sugar, which can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Some alcoholic beverages can raise your blood sugar because of their high carbohydrate content. To prevent your blood sugar from going too high, avoid sweet wines, liqueurs, and sweetened drinks like daiquiris, margaritas, pina coladas, etc. and choose lower-carb drinks.

True or False: Depression can be life-threatening.
Answer: True
Left untreated, depression can last for weeks, months or even years and increase the risk of other health problems and even death. Untreated depression can lead to the following:
- A weakened immune system, resulting in more and longer-lasting illnesses
- Insomnia, which leads to fatigue, reduced mental clarity, and trouble concentrating
- A higher risk of death in the event of a heart attack or stroke
- Alcohol and drug use, abuse, and dependence
- Suicidal thoughts and/or attempts

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True or False: strength training helps reduce the risk of diabetes.
Answer: True
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.

What level of serum (blood) cholesterol is considered healthy?
Answer: 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.

True or False: Vitamin C is only found in fruits.
Answer: False
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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What is the name of the condition of an UNDERACTIVE thyroid?
Answer: hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight gain (caused by a reduction in metabolism), water retention, depression, muscle pain, increased cholesterol, fatigue, mental "fog" and more.

True or False: Adding milk to hot tea can increase its antioxidant power.
Answer: False
A popular way to enjoy tea is to add milk and sugar to the mix. Unfortunately, adding milk to a cup of tea can destroy its ability to protect against heart disease, according to research. Casein, the protein in milk, is thought to be responsible for this effect. (This is also why milk chocolate doesn't offer health benefits like dark chocolate.)

According to the USDA, which chocolate product contains the highest concentration of healthy compounds?
Answer: Unsweetened Cocoa powder
A 2005 USDA study found that unsweetened cocoa powder contained the highest concentration of beneficial compounds of all chocolate products.

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What is the most accurate method of measuring body fat percentage?
Answer: under water 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.)

True or False: Stretching can cause injury.
Answer: True
Flexibility training is broadly accepted as a way to increase joint mobility. The goal of stretching is to optimize joint mobility while maintaining joint stability. Although research has shown that different stretching methods will improve joint flexibility, it should be noted that inappropriate stretching can cause injury.


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Why should milk be stored in opaque (non-clear) containers?
Answer: Light destroys nutrients in milk (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.)

True or False: Eating food that was cooked in aluminum cookware can lead to Alzheimer's disease.
Answer: False (Claims have been made linking aluminum to Alzheimer’s disease and other health problems, but these claims have been unsubstantiated by scientific research. In fact, according to the FDA, taking one antacid or aspirin tablet provides the body with far more aluminum than cooking and storing an entire day’s meals in aluminum.)

Which of the following ground beef products tends to be the LEANEST?
Ground beef
Ground chuck
Ground round
Answer: Ground Round (Ground beef products (in order of most to least fat): ground beef, ground chuck, ground round. Eye of round and roasts are leaner, while steaks and ribs have more fat.)

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For optimum health, adults should consume fewer than ___ mg of cholesterol each day.
Answer: 300 (Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in animal foods and in the body’s blood, brain and nervous systems. It is essential to the structure of every cell in the body. The dietary goal for adults is to limit intake to fewer than 300 milligrams of cholesterol each day.)

By dieting alone (not exercising), how much of your weight loss could be muscle and lean tissue? Answer: 25% (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.)

True or False: Sensitivities to specific allergens (such as pollen) are inherited.
Answer: False (Sensitivities to specific 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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Line up these 5 homemade pies in order of most to least calories per slice (highest to lowest calories).
Answer: Pecan pie, cherry pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie (Here's the fat and calorie breakdown for homemade pies:
Pecan pie 503 calories, 27 grams fat
Cherry pie 486 calories, 22 grams fat
Apple pie 411 calories, 19 grams fat
Pumpkin pie 316 calories, 14 grams fat
Sweet potato pie 250 calories, 12 grams fat)

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

True or False: Eventually, depression will go away by itself.
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D- Thin eggshells
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Answer: Both A & C (Both overcooking and using water with a lot of iron will leave you with a greenish-colored yolk. Although still safe to eat, it sometimes looks less than appetizing. To achieve perfectly hard-boiled eggs, place your eggs in a 2-3 quart pot full of cold water. Heat your eggs to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and let them stand, covered, for 12 minutes. Immediately drain the eggs and place them in your refrigerator. Don’t forget to mark them so everyone knows they’ve been boiled!)

Osteoporosis (bone loss) is a common concern for aging women who can help prevent it by:
A - Getting vitamin D from sunlight, food and supplements
B - Taking a multivitamin daily
C - Eating a diet rich in calcium
D - Performing regular exercise
Answer: All of the above (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. )

True or False: Women need more calcium than men do.
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What is blood pressure?
Answer: How much force blood creates against artery walls

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

Which essential nutrients help regulate cellular fluid and transmit nerve impulses?
Answer: minerals (Electrolytes are special minerals that help regulate cellular fluid and transmit nerve impulses.)

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Which of the following nutrients should you LIMIT if you want to improve your cholesterol levels?
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B - Saturated fats
C - Cholesterol
D - Polyunsaturated fats
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A, B, and C only

Trans fat is the unhealthiest fat you can eat! It increases your total cholesterol and your LDL (bad) cholesterol while lowering your HDL (good) cholesterol. Saturated fat is unhealthy because it increases both your total blood cholesterol and your LDL (bad) cholesterol as well. Cholesterol should be limited to less than 300 mg daily. Polyunsaturated fats are somewhat healthy since they decrease your LDL (bad) cholesterol, but also decrease your HDL (good) cholesterol.

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.

True or False: According to a survey of SparkPeople members, those who were involved in the Community lost about the same amount of weight as members who did not use Community features.
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What is the "golden rule" for weight loss?
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(Calories in vs. calories out" is the golden rule for effective weight loss. To lose weight, a person must eat fewer calories than he or she burns.)

True or False: For best results, you should increase the amount of weight you lift every time you workout.
Answer: False
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True or False: If you feel thirsty, you could already be dehydrated.
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What kind of resistance do dumbbells provide?
Answer: Fixed resistance (Fixed resistance provides a constant amount of resistance throughout the full range of motion (ROM) of a strength training exercise. This means that the amount of resistance/weight you are lifting does not change during the movement. For example, during a 10-pound curl, you are lifting 10 pounds throughout the motion. Fixed resistance helps to strengthen all the major muscle groups in the body. Dumbbells provide fixed resistance.)

How many aerobic (cardio) exercise sessions should you aim for each week?
Answer: at least 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. )

On average, women in the United States experience menopause at what age?
Answer: 51 (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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True or False: If you don't have allergies by the time you're 30, you won't develop them later in life.
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What does BMI stand for?
Answer: Body mass Index

Which of the following foods contain fiber?
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C - Fish
D - Eggs
E - Dairy products
F - Nuts and seeds
G - Fruits and vegetables
H - Whole grains
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True or False: Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.
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According to the Nurses' Health Study, just 3 hours of brisk walking per week can lower a woman's risk of heart disease by how much?
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True or False: Dietary fiber, starches, and sugars are all digested in the same way
Answer: false - Although it is considered a carbohydrate, dietary fiber is not digested the same way the other two types of carbohydrates (starches and sugars) are. While starches and sugars are broken down into glucose (blood sugar), fiber isn't treated the same way. The fiber you eat passes through the body undigested and helps add bulk to your stool (among other benefits).


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True or False: Exercise can be just as effective in treating depression as antidepressant medications are.
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The blood pressure-lowering benefits of exercise can be observed how soon after starting a workout program?
Answer: Within hours (According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the blood pressure lowering effects of exercise can be observed as soon as one to three hours after a single 30- 45 minute workout! This response can linger for up to nine hours post-exercise. Permanent blood pressure changes can be seen as early as three weeks to three months after beginning an exercise program.)

True or False: Taking (or eating) extra vitamin B-12 can boost your energy levels.
Answer: False

How many cups of popcorn does a large tub from a movie theatre usually contain?
Answer: 20 cups (On average, a large popcorn (which contains 20 cups) boasts a mind-boggling 100 grams of fat—the equivalent of more than six fast food hamburgers. With about 1,300 calories, that large popcorn packs almost a full day’s supply of calories for the average dieter.)

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Insulin resistance occurs in the early stages of type 2 diabetes. What does insulin resistance mean?
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True or False: Flaxseeds contain more Omega-3 fatty acids per weight than salmon.
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The formula 220 - age measures what?
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What type of stretching should always be avoided?
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True or False: The hormonal changes of menopause help protect women against cardiovascular disease.
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True or False: The best way to get rid of belly fat is by doing more abdominal exercises like crunches.
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True or False: All frozen yogurts are made with real yogurt that contains probiotics (live and active cultures).
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You can "cheat" on the amount of sleep you get.
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True or False: Men can get cellulite.
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Although menopause usually does not require extra medical care, a woman should see her doctor if:
Your periods come closer together than every 21 days
Your periods that last longer than seven days or are very heavy
You experience bleeding between periods
You experience vaginal bleeding after more than one year without a period
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Individuals who do not absorb vitamin B-12 properly might have what condition?
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Combining frozen fruit and sugar will give you what frozen dessert?
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Most exercisers lose how many cups of fluid (sweat) per hour of moderate exercise?
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Which of the following people is most likely to develop high blood pressure?
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True or False: Iron is only found in red meat.
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Which of the following foods contain cholesterol?
A - Meat
B - Poultry
C - Fish
D - Eggs
E - Dairy products
F - Peanut butter
G - Avocado
All of the above
A, B, C, D and E only
A, D, and E only
Answer: A, B, C and E only

How many pounds of calcium are in the average adult body?
2-3 pounds
4-6 pounds
7-9 pounds
10 pounds or more
Answer: 2-3 pounds

Inactive adults who don't strength train regularly can lose how many pounds of muscle mass per year?
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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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True or False: It's better to squeeze out one more repetition, even with bad form, to really fatigue your muscles.
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True or False: Soybeans can contain more Omega-3's than certain types of fish.
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True or False: Frozen vegetables have fewer nutrients than fresh vegetables
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Vitamins A, D, E, and K are:
Answer: Fat soluable

True or False: Cooking veggies in water can decrease the amount of nutrients in them
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What percentage of antioxidants does olive oil lose after 6 months of storage?
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How many calories does a single gram of fat provide?
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Which of the following is an appropriate warm up?
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C - Doing several lightweight repetitions of a strength training exercise
All of the above
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B and C only
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Ditch that 1/4 cup of turkey gravy on your mashed potatoes to save...
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True or False: After a hard workout, you should see weight loss almost immediately.
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True or False: strength training helps reduce the risk of diabetes.
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Resistance training can lower blood pressure as much as:
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True or False: Too much calcium intake can lead to problems.
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Wheat bran, whole grains, fruits and vegetables are good sources of which type of fiber?
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True or False: Cholesterol doesn't play a significant role in your body; it's just bad for you.
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True or False: Stretching can cause injury.
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Darker colored honey is...
Answer: Richer in antioxiants

According to the USDA, which chocolate product contains the highest concentration of healthy compounds?
Answer: Unsweetened cocoa powder

The US Department of Agriculture estimates that Americans eat what percentage of their meals away from home.
Answer: 29%

True or False: According to a survey of SparkPeople members, those who were involved in the Community lost about the same amount of weight as members who did not use Community features.
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What does the word 'aerobic' mean?
Answer: with oxygen

___ is the painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food.
Answer: hunger

Which of the following statements about sugar alcohols is FALSE?
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Which of the following measures can be taken to help prevent or delay the onset menopause?
Exercising regularly (3-5 times per week)
Getting 800-1,500 mg. of calcium daily
Limiting caffeine to less than 300 mg daily
Maintaining a healthy weight
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True or False: Breastfeeding longer than six months INCREASES a child's risk of developing allergies.
Answer: False

Very large doses of vitamin C can cause what problem?
Answer: diarrhea

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

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

True or False: When you get sick, you should 'feed a cold and starve a fever' to recover sooner.
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What would happen if you ate two peanut butter cookies instead of two (plain) sugar cookies?
Answer: You'd consume fewer calories (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 versus Peanut butter cookies: 121 calories, 7 grams fat)

Which habit has NOT been proven to prevent type 2 diabetes?
Answer: 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.)

True or False: Eating soup before your meal can help you consume fewer total calories during your meal.
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True or False: Taking (or eating) extra vitamin B-12 can boost your energy levels.
Answer: False

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

True or False: There are many precautions you can take as an adult to prevent allergies from developing.
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Choosing white turkey meat instead of dark will save you how many fat grams per 4-oz. serving?
Answer: 4 grams (Four ounces of dark turkey meat without skin contains a reasonable 183 calories and 5 grams fat. Skinless turkey breast is leaner at 153 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving.)

True or False: Women should lift light weights for more repetitions to avoid bulking up.
Answer: False

What is the most accurate method of measuring body fat percentage?
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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.
Answer: True

True or False: Strength training elevates your metabolism immediately following a workout.
Answer: True

What might happen if you don't properly cool down after exercise?
Answer: All of the above (dizziness, fainting, blood pooling and muscle soreness)

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How many different nutrients does your body need each day?
Answer: 45 (Your body needs over 45 different nutrients every day. These nutrients are essential for health and must be provided in the foods eaten.)

What are the 4 fat-soluble vitamins?
Answer: A, D, E and K

Bran is removed from wheat kernels to make white flour. What nutrients does this bran contain?
Answer: All of the above (B vitamins, trace minerals and fiber - 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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True or False: With proper treatment, osteoarthritis is curable.
Answer: False

Vegans need to take supplemental vitamin B-12.
Answer: True

If your friend becomes obese, your chance of becoming obese, too, increases by how much?
Answer: 57%

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Which Girl Scout cookie gives you the most cookies for your calories?
Answer: Shortbread ( I got this wrong!)

In Tabata training, what percentage of your maximum heart rate should you shoot for to reap the most physical benefits?
Answer: 75% (While you don't have to have a heart rate monitor to do a Tabata-training workout, it certainly can come in handy. "Maximum effort" is by definition about 90%-95% of your maximum heart rate (calculate your max heart rate here), but working out this hard is generally reserved for only advanced exercisers and athletes. For Tabata training workouts, aim for 75% or more of your maximum heart rate to reap the most benefit.)

How many aerobic (cardio) exercise sessions should you aim for each week?
Answer: At least 3

What is the BEST source of folate?
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Which food naturally contains vitamin D?
Answer: Fish ( I got this one wrong I said milk - explanation: Vitamin D is found naturally in fish and fish-liver oils. However it is also found in vitamin D fortified milk.)

True or False: Your body needs sodium.
Answer: True

What does the 'glycemic index' rank?
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How many nutrients are lost when whole grains are refined into white flour?
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True or False: One ounce of dark chocolate contains as much caffeine as an 8-ounce cup of coffee.
Answer: False

True or False: Only liposuction can remove cellulite.
Answer: 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.)

True or False: Flaxseeds contain more Omega-3 fatty acids per weight than salmon.
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True or False: Eventually, depression will go away by itself.
Answer: false

For optimum health, adults should consume fewer than ___ mg of cholesterol each day.
Answer: 300 (Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in animal foods and in the body’s blood, brain and nervous systems. It is essential to the structure of every cell in the body. The dietary goal for adults is to limit intake to fewer than 300 milligrams of cholesterol each day.)

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

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Compared to regular ice cream, gelato has:
Answer: less air

True or False: Carbohydrates are the only source of energy used by the brain.
Answer: True (Carbohydrates are necessary for the regulation of nerve tissue and are the ONLY source of energy for the brain.)

True or False: Only overweight people have cellulite.
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True or False: The nutrient content of an egg depends mostly on whether or not the eggs come from free range chickens.
Answer: False

What is the role of insulin in the body?
Answer: It helps convert glucose (from food) into usable energy

True or False: Pollen counts are HIGHEST between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
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True or False: Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.
Answer: False

True or False: Brown eggs and white eggs have the same nutritional value.
Answer: True

How is blood pressure measured?
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What does BMI stand for?
Answer: body mass index

The formula 220 - age measures what?
Answer: MHR (maximum heart rate)

True or False: Depression can be life-threatening.
Answer: True

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

You can "cheat" on the amount of sleep you get.
Answer: False

True or False: Health problems such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and depression are UNRELATED to the amount and quality of a person's sleep.
Answer: False

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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.
ANSWER: True

True or False: Surrounding yourself with people who tend to overeat makes YOU more likely to overeat, too.
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A whole-grain wheat kernel contains 3 parts. What are they called?
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Which of the following contributes to good heart health?
Brushing and flossing your teeth
Drinking green tea and eating dark chocolate
Decrease your negativity and increase your positivity
Adopting a pet
All of the above - ANSWER

True or False: People who skip breakfast tend to LOSE MORE weight than people who eat breakfast. - False

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

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To build strength, your muscles must work ___ than they are used to.
Answer: Harder

True or False: Exercising will prevent cellulite.
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To achieve minimum health and fitness benefits, adults should aim for how many aerobic exercise sessions per week?
Answer: 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: As long as you're working hard, you don't need to change your workout routine.
Answer: False

True or False: Your body needs both major minerals and trace minerals each day.
Answer: True

Which of the following ingredients is a sign that a food product is made with 100% whole wheat?
- Wheat flour
- Multigrain
- Unbleached wheat flour
- Enriched wheat flour
- Stone ground wheat flour
- All of the above
- None of the above

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Which of the following statements about monounsaturated fatty acids is true?
Answer: They are liquid at room temperature

True or False: Men can get cellulite.
Answer: True

Which of the following ground beef products tends to be the LEANEST?
Answer: Ground round

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Which of the following nutrients should you LIMIT if you want to improve your cholesterol levels?
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B - Saturated fats
C - Cholesterol
D - Polyunsaturated fats
All of the above
A, B, and C only
ANswer: A, B and C only

Osteoporosis (bone loss) is a common concern for aging women who can help prevent it by:
A - Getting vitamin D from sunlight, food and supplements
B - Taking a multivitamin daily
C - Eating a diet rich in calcium
D - Performing regular exercise
All of the above

Answer: all of the above

True or False: Adults over age 50 need more calcium than their younger counterparts. True

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Which of the following supplements can help prevent colds and the flu?

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True or False: It's better to squeeze out one more repetition, even with bad form, to really fatigue your muscles. - False

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tell me about it

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2/9/12 9:38 P

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It's amazing what they come up with, isn't it?

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

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1.True or False: Besides foods fortified with calcium, you can only get calcium from dairy foods like milk and yogurt. (F)

2.What blood pressure reading is considered optimal?
(120/80)

3.True or False: It's better to squeeze out one more repetition, even with bad form, to really fatigue your muscles.(F)

4.True or False: Taking (or eating) extra vitamin B-12 can boost your energy levels. (F)


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True or False: Research shows that both green AND black teas contain heart-protecting antioxidants. - True

True or False: Because they are high in cholesterol, eggs, especially the yolks, should be avoided at all costs.- False

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


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Me too! That is why I figured if we post the questions and answers here we can help each other

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I totally suck at Spark Trivia!


"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

Please visit my blog:
www.cuisinequests.blogspot.com/


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1. Which of the following vegetables is in season during the winter? Kale and Leek (answers 2 and 4)

2. What is Acai? A berry from Brazil

3. How much scientific evidence is there to suggest that dairy aids in weight loss? Weak evidence

4. What is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)? An antioxidant

3/4 for me today

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