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Nutrition

"The Greatest Wealth is Health"

Test Your Nutrition Knowledge

Knowledge is power when it comes to incorporating a healthy diet. Click the next arrow to begin a short quiz.

Which of the following foods are high in Calcium and Vitamin D?

A. Steak paired with a loaded baked potato
B. Dark green leafy vegetables and cheese
C. Balsamic glazed grilled chicken
D. Skinny popcorn

 

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Answer: B - Dark green leafy vegetables and cheese

Dark green vegetables and cheese contain high amounts of Calcium and Vitamin D. Other great food sources of Calcium and Vitamin D are salmon, egg yolks, orange juice, and dairy products.

Which of the following may lower your risk of high blood pressure?

A. Increasing potassium intake as well as reducing sodium intake
B. Incorporating 4 oz of lean protein
C. Eating a cup of Greek yogurt with strawberries
D. Drinking at least 64 oz of water

 

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Answer: A - Increasing potassium intake as well as reducing sodium intake

The more potassium you incorporate in your diet, the more sodium you will lose. Potassium helps control blood pressure so it is imperative to include a diet with a balanced amount of it.

What is an example of a Monounsaturated fat?

A. Trans saturated fats
B. 3 oz of fish
C. Vegetable oil
D. Olive oil

 

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Answer: D - Olive oil

Monounsaturated fats are healthy fats which help keep the heart healthy. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats.

How many ounces of water is recommended to drink each day?

A. 24 oz
B. 60 oz
C. 64 oz
D. 8 oz

 

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Answer: C - 64 oz

It is recommended to drink at least 64 oz of water a day. This is equal to 8 cups at 8 oz each.

TIP: Infuse water with chopped fruit to make it more flavorful!

Nutrition Podcast

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