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Encourage your grandkids to eat healthy too!

by Eileen Luker
Posted 7/27/19

School is out for summer, but not for grandparents. Take the nutrition quiz and then tell your grandkids about eating healthy meals. Hope you do well and stay healthy by following these great …

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Encourage your grandkids to eat healthy too!

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School is out for summer, but not for grandparents.

Take the nutrition quiz and then tell your grandkids about eating healthy meals. Hope you do well and stay healthy by following these great nutrition tips.

There is no shortage of questions about diet and health, and no shortage of answers – in the press, on social media, or from who knows where. Here’s your chance to see how much of what you’ve heard is true…and how much you remember from past articles.

Each question has only one answer, see how much you may know.

• Which food is most clearly linked to a higher risk of colorectal cancer?

High-fat dairy

Processed meats

Diet drinks

Refined grains

• Which of these steps is most likely to prevent memory loss?

Taking antioxidants

Taking DHA

Taking ginkgo

Taking a multivitamin

Lowering high blood pressure

• Which is NOT a sign of a heart attack?

Shortness of breath

Nausea

Sudden dizziness

Sudden arm weakness

Sudden fatigue

• Which of these is most likely to curb osteoarthritis knee pain?

Vitamin D

5-Loxin supplements

MSM supplements

Exercise

Arthroscopic surgery

• Which of these is NOT good advice for grilling meat or poultry?

Marinate before grilling

Flip meat only once

Avoid needle tenderized meat

Trim visible fat before grilling

Don’t chat or overcook

• Which of these is most clearly linked to a lower risk of liver cancer?

Coffee

Fruits & vegetables

Whole grains

Nuts

Low-fat dairy

• Which has NOT been consistently linked to sugary drinks?

Weight gain

Type 2 diabetes

Heart disease

Parkinson’s disease

High uric acid levels

• Which is LEAST likely to cause an outbreak of E. coli?

Soft cheese

Ground beef

Raw milk

Unpasteurized juice

Raw sprouts

• Which of these WON’T help you avoid endocrine disrupters like BPA?

Microwave in glass or ceramic containers instead of plastic

Wash plastic by hand or on the top shelf of the dishwasher

Use plastics with recycling No. 7

Get rid of scratched plastic containers

Use fewer canned foods

• Which is LEAST likely to lower your risk of osteoporosis?

Get enough calcium from food or supplements

Get enough vitamin D

Do weight-bearing exercise on most days

Limit acidic foods

Limit refined grains

• Which of these steps is NOT likely to lower your risk of breast cancer?

Lose (or don’t gain) excess weight

Exercise daily

Drink alcohol only on occasion

Eat more vegetables

Take antioxidant vitamins

• Which is most likely to prevent a cold?

Take airborne

Take vitamin C

Take zinc lozenges

Don’t share food

Don’t rub your eyes

• Extra pounds are linked to a higher risk of all but one of these cancers. Which has NO link?

Liver

Colorectal

Leukemia

Pancreatic

Uterine

• All but one of these steps may lower the risk of kidney stones. Which one DOESN’T?

Drink enough fluids

Limit sugary drinks

Limit calcium-rich foods

Eat plenty of fruit

Lose (or don’t gain) excess weight

• Taking which of these is most likely to lower your risk of cataracts?

A multivitamin and mineral

Bilberry

AREDS supplements

Antioxidant vitamins

Taurine

• Which of these is LEAST likely to help prevent urinary leakage?

Lose (or don’t gain) excess weight

Do Kegel exercises (men too!) to strengthen pelvic muscles

Get 30 to 60 minutes of exercise on most days

Take AZO bladder control supplements

• Eating extra protein is most likely to help with which of these?

Feel full

Curb muscle loss if you’re dieting

Lose more weight if you’re dieting

Build muscle

Curb insulin resistance

• Which of these is most likely to prevent wrinkles?

Adding collagen powder to foods

Using a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid

Using a moisturizer with vitamin C

Taking a vitamin A supplement

Using sunscreen year round

• Which of these has the kind of fat that’s likely to lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol?

Croissant

Yogurt-covered raisins

Ranch salad dressing

Buttered popcorn

Cupcakes

• Death rates from which cancer are rising?

Breast

Colorectal

Liver

Lung

Ovarian

• Which of these steps DOESN’T lower your risk of food poisoning?

Scrub melons and cucumbers before cutting

Rinse raw poultry

Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours

Wash hands with soap and water

Only eat sprouts if they’re cooked

• Which of these does NOT help prevent chronic kidney disease?

Keep blood sugar under control

Keep a lid on blood pressure

Lose excess weight

Drink less tea

Avoid excess salt

• Which low-calorie sweetener should you avoid?

Acesulfame potassium

Erythritol

Maltitol

Monk fruit extract

Stevia

• Which does NOT help you get an accurate blood pressure reading?

Stay silent

Keep your arm at your side and bent at the elbow

Avoid caffeine for 1/2 to 2 hours beforehand

Keep your feet on the floor

Lean your back against a chair

• Which of these fish supplies the FEWEST omega-3 fats?

Farmed salmon

Wild salmon

Rainbow trout

Catfish

Albacore tuna

Answer key:

B (processed meats)

E (lowering high blood pressure)

D (sudden arm weakness)

D (exercise)

B (flip meat only once)

A (coffee)

D (Parkinson’s disease)

A (soft cheese)

C (use plastics with recycling NO. 7)

D (limit acidic foods)

E (take antioxidant vitamins)

E (don’t rub your eyes)

C (leukemia)

C (limit calcium-rich foods)

A (a multivitamin and mineral)

D (take AZO bladder control supplements)

B (curb muscle loss if you’re dieting)

E (using sunscreen year round)

C (ranch salad dressing)

C (liver)

B (rinse raw poultry)

D (drink less tea)

A (acesulfame potassium)

B (keep your arm at your side and bent at the elbow)

D (catfish)

How did you do? We told you it was tough!

21-25 correct is impressive! Even if we had to double check some answers.

14-20 correct is excellent! This is definitely refrigerator-door material.

6-13 correct keep at it! With so much misinformation out there, it’s hard to keep anything straight these days.

0-5 correct umm….don’t give up! Keep working on it and be open to all that healthy information can give you!

Nutrition Counseling and Education is provided by Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care/NY Connects. Anyone with questions about services and programs for older adults and caregivers, including the Senior Nutrition Program, should call Oneida County Office for the Aging/NY Connects at 315-798-5456. You will be connected to someone who can assist you.

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