The winner is…….. Barbara F. Please look for an email from me soon as I need an address to send your winnings!
Now, on to the answers…
– According to the America Medical Association, what percentage of Chronic Disease can be prevented and/or cured with a healthy lifestyle (proper nutrition and exercise)?
The answer is 80 %, isn’t that crazy??? This means that even though we claim that we are healthy, if our eating and exercise routines are not, then we aren’t. THis is also a great remnder that just because out pants size is where we want it, our vitals may not be. In the same way, just becauseout vitals are not showing signs of illness, well that doesn’t mean illness is not in our near future.
– What is the best form of sugar (as far as overall consumption) for your overall health?
- High Fructose Corn Sugar
- Organic Cane Sugar
- Light Brown Sugar
- Coconut Sugar
The answer is Coconut Sugar! Not only does this form of sugar come from a healthy source, it is very rarely fussed with in terms of chemicals, pestiside and G.M.O.s and although many people would find it hard to believe but you really can’t tell much difference in the taste compaired to cane sugar. Lastly, I want to point out that High Fructose Corn Sugar is extremely dangerous to your liver. In fact, over long periods of consumption on a regular basis, HFCS is shown to lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
– The National Institue of Health spends how much money on finding th cause of obesity each year?
- $8 million
- $100 million
- $800 million
- $1 trillion
The answer is $800 million a year. I had to re-read this time and time again. I could not believe that this much money is spent on finding the “cause” of obesity each year considering most 10 year olds know that sugar isn’t good for you. This is a waste of money if I have ever heard of one.
– When cooking, which oil is the healthiest to use for all needs (grilling, sautéing, frying etc..)?
- Coconut Oil
- Vegetable Oil
- Canola Oil
- Olive Oil
The answer is Coconut Oil… can we all leave the vegetable oil in the stores please? Vegetable oil is what I call fake oil, it’s made in lab and not from vegetables. When individuals reduce their intake of vegetable oil, studies have shown a reduction of cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. Canola oil is a tricky one… it is technically a vegetable oil, a hybrid if you will. Well, you see… Canola oil contains something called erucic acid which is poisonous to the human body. Add on top of that disturbing fact that the process of making canola oil is one which includes the adding of chemicals and heat over and over, and well it’s a poor choice as well. finally, the only reason coconut oil wins over olive is because of the unbelievable health benefits that coconut oil contain. That post will be coming next week!
– Which of the following is the best post-workout drink?
- Gatorade, or another sports drink
- Coconut Water
- Electrolyte Infused Water
- Plain H2O
The answer is electrolyte infused water… if you are working out to lose weight (which most are) you do not want to add sugar back into your body after using what was there, up. The idea of working out to lose weight is to use the glucose (sugar) in your liver and muscles so that fat can then be burned. Fat cannot be burned if there is glucose (sugar) around. therefore, why stop the process of burning fat in your body after working out to fuel life by giving your body sugar to use? Coconut water is a great option however most people aren’t crazy about it so I’m just trying to be realistic for your sake. And finally, electrolyte water wins because when you sweat you alter your electrolyte levels. So you should replace them 🙂
– According to the American College of Sports Medicine, exercising on a regular basis positively impacts what?
- Physical & Emotional Health
- Intellectual & Spiritual Health
- Social & Financial
- All of the Above
All of the above friends… why you ask? Well, you see, when your physical and emotional health are in good condition, you have a better chance of your intellectual and spiritual health being nourished and that often results in between social and financial health!
– Of the following, which has the greatest potential in ruining and impairing your health?
- Your Actions
- Your Thoughts
- Your Words
- Your Feelings
Your thoughts it is… see, your feelings can be altered by yourself and other factors (hence the science of psychiatry), however your thoughts… well those are up to you. And after all, your thoughts become words which become actions.
– What is the most common weight loss goal?
- 10 – 20 lbs.
- 20 – 50 lbs.
- 50 – 100 lbs.
- 100+ lbs.
The sad answer is 50-100lbs. The answer should really be 100+ lbs. considering 68% of American’s are either overweight or obese, but generally speaking people shoot for 50 lbs. then work their way up to a larger goal over time.
WEel, I hope you enjoyed today’s post and I hope your Wednesday went well. Check back tomorrow for a great recipe from Sarah!