March 31, 2017

National Nutrition Month Trivia: Answers Revealed



1. What burns more calories per hour? Muscle or fat?

"Muscle burns more calories per hour than fat, which means that people with lean, muscular bodies need more calories to function than people with a higher percentage of body fat." Source:

2. Name 2 foods that are rich in iron.

The richest sources are meats, such as lean beef, turkey, chicken and fish. Other sources include beans, including pinto, kidney, soybeans and lentils, dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, and fortified breakfast cereals. Source:

3. Foods like salmon, avocados and whole grains help reduce inflammation in the body.

True! "Healthy fats, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, reduce inflammation and help regulate membrane function," says Orlansky. These types of fats should be included in a healthy diet."         Source:

4. __ out of 6 Americans get food poisoning each year.

1 in 6 Americans get food poisoning each year. "In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 85 percent of all foodborne illness could be prevented if people just handled food properly."   Source:

Now you know! Happy National Nutrition Month!

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