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Quiz: Do You Understand Diets?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

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

Explanation:
While there are some disease risk factors you can’t control, there are some you can. Up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through your lifestyle habits. A diet low in saturated fat and high in fibre and plant food can reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
2

ou 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.
3

The DASH diet is high in saturated fats.

Explanation:
If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension, it's important to follow the DASH diet. This diet is high in potassium, magnesium, calcium and omega 3 fats and low in sodium, saturated and trans fats.
4

Aim for 7-10 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.
5

Beans are a good source of protein.

Explanation:
Make sure you’re getting enough protein to maintain healthy bones and muscles. Look for beans, fish, tofu and lean meat.