When Food Becomes Your Medicine: Functional Foods
In attempt to fight heart disease, cancer, and numerous conditions that ails them, Americans are spending $25 billion annually on functional foods – foods that have a positive effect on your health beyond providing basic nutrients. Do these foods work? Maybe. Are they superior to naturally grown fruits, vegetables and whole grains? Not necessarily. Is fish considered a functional food? You betcha.
Take this quiz to find out more:
|1) Whole grains, such as brown rice, whole wheat bread, and popcorn can help reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes.|
|2) The fiber in beans, oatmeal, and pears can lower your cholesterol.||True|
|3) Probiotics can reverse “crow’s feet”, those nasty aging lines around your eyes.||True|
|4) Eating two fish meals a week can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease.||True|
|5) Milk chocolate is a sweet treat for you heart.||True|