Week 4-food For Health-the Healing Power Of Everyday Food

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  • 1. 

    Which vegetable helps lower cholesterol and boost energy levels?

    • A.

      Carrots

    • B.

      Corn

    • C.

      Beans

    • D.

      Lettuce

    Correct Answer
    B. Corn
    Explanation
    Correct Answer: B. Corn
    Lowers cholesterol, Boosts energy levels. Corn contains a type of dietary fiber called soluble fiber. When you eat corn, this fiber binds with bile, a cholesterol-laden digestive fluid produced by the liver. Since soluble fiber isn’t readily absorbed by the body, it passes out of the body, taking cholesterol with it.

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  • 2. 

    Which fruit decreases risk of stroke, lowers high blood pressure, relieves heartburn, and prevents ulcers?

    • A.

      Cherries

    • B.

      Grapefruit

    • C.

      Apples

    • D.

      Bananas

    Correct Answer
    D. Bananas
    Explanation
    Correct Answer: D. Bananas one of nature’s best sources of potassium, with each fruit providing about 396 milligrams, 11 % of Daily Value of this essential mineral. Study after study shown that people who eat foods rich in potassium have significantly lower risk of high blood pressure and related diseases like heart attack and stroke.

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  • 3. 

    What are some of the health benefits of olive oil? (Select all that apply.)

    • A.

      Helps lower cholesterol.

    • B.

      Reduces the risk of heart disease.

    • C.

      Reduces the risk of breast cancer.

    • D.

      Helps stop cellular damage that can lead to cancer.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Helps lower cholesterol.
    B. Reduces the risk of heart disease.
    C. Reduces the risk of breast cancer.
    D. Helps stop cellular damage that can lead to cancer.
    Explanation
    Correct Answer: A.B.C.D. Even though olive oil is best known for protecting the heart and helps lower cholesterol, studies shown that it play a role in protecting the breasts as well. Recent study of more than 2,300 woman done by Harvard School of Public Health found that women who used olive oil more than once a day had over 40% lower risks of breast cancer compared to those who used it less often. Scientists not certain what accounts for this apparent protective effect. Olive oil is rich in natural vitamin E, which has been shown to stop cellular damage that can lead to cancer. And same polynols that help prevent free radicals from damaging the heart play a role in preventing cancer as well.

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  • 4. 

    Honey helps stop infections on the outside of body and helps keep body healthy on the inside.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Correct Answer: A. Honey contains three ingredients that make it ideal for treating wounds. Because it’s very high in sugar, it absorbs much of the moisture inside wounds, making it hard for bacteria to survive. In addition, honey contain large amounts of hydrogen peroxide, the same medicine used at home to disinfect cuts and scrapes. Finally, honey contains propolis, a compound in nectar that kills bacteria.

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  • 5. 

    Which drink contains hundreds of compounds that act like antioxidants to help netralize harmful oxygen molecules in the body known as free radicals?  

    • A.

      Orange Juice

    • B.

      Tea

    • C.

      Soy Milk

    Correct Answer
    B. Tea
    Explanation
    Tea contains hundreds of compounds called polyphenols. These compounds act like antioxidants – they help neutralize harmful oxygen molecules in the body known as free radicals, which have been linked to cancer, heart disease, and a number of less serious problems, such as wrinkles.

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