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Nutrition

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Quiz: Do You Understand Nutrition?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Up to 50% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through your lifestyle habits.

Explanation:
Up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through your lifestyle habits.
2

A diet low in saturated fat and high in fibre and plant food can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by improving your cholesterol and blood pressure levels, controlling your blood sugar and helping you maintain a healthy body weight.

Explanation:
A diet low in saturated fat and high in fibre and plant food is helpful in controlling blood sugar levels.
3

You should aim for 6 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

Explanation:
Aim for 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre.
4

You should aim to eat less than 3,000 milligrams of sodium daily.

Explanation:
If you have congestive heart failure, fluid retention is one of the biggest issues you face. You should aim to eat less than 2,000 milligrams of sodium daily - the average North American diet has about four to five thousand milligrams.
5

You should avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oils.

Explanation:
Look for foods that contain unsaturated fat rather than saturated fat. Lower your trans fatty acid intake by avoiding foods with hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, shortening and margarine.