Week 2: Food For Health-energy Foods

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Week 2: Food For Health-energy Foods


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Energy bars and gels with carbohydrates will definitely provide a boost, as carbs are the body's preferred fuel source. Why is it ideal that much of the source of carbohydrates is fiber?
    • A. 

      Fiber is one food source which builds strong muscles and increases stamina, strength and energy.

    • B. 

      Fiber is beneficial in the digestion of proteins which assists carbohydrates as a fuel source.

    • C. 

      Roughage takes longer to digest, providing more sustained energy.

  • 2. 
    Some sports, fortified, and energy drinks contain substances such as caffeine, chromium, amino acids, and proprietary blends. Caffeine has been shown to improve athletes' reaction time, but it can also have undesired effects such as: (select all that apply) 
    • A. 

      Addiction

    • B. 

      Anxiety

    • C. 

      Fast Heart Rate

    • D. 

      Increase in Appetite

  • 3. 
    Many energy products are infused with herbs that are supposed to give people an extra charge.  If you are considering the use of an herb or a supplement, why is it best to first check with a health care professional?  
    • A. 

      Some plant compounds, no matter how natural, can interact with other plant compounds and may have some adverse effects.

    • B. 

      Some plant compounds, no matter how natural, can interact with drugs and may have some adverse effects.

    • C. 

      Some herbs when used in large amounts or for prolonged periods, may cause various forms of cancer.

    • D. 

      Herbs are regulated more like foods, as opposed to drugs.

  • 4. 
    True or False:For most people who are not physically active, they don't need electrolyte replacement at all.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is missing from any kind of manufactured energy product? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      The chemicals that aren't vitamins or minerals, but are phytochemicals.

    • B. 

      Amino acids, which give fruits and vegetables color.

    • C. 

      Benefits of nature.

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