Hydrogenation A) reduces the amount of cholesterol in saturated fats. B) turns liquid oils into solid or semi-solid fats C) has been banned by the FDA. D) increases the shelf life of products containing fat.
Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding trans fatty acids? A) They decrease one's risk of having a heart attack. B) They raise the levels of low-density lipoproteins in the blood. C) They lower the levels of high-density lipoproteins in the blood. D) They increase one's risk of developing heart disease.
Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding free radicals? A) Free radicals have been implicated in aging and many diseases. B) Free radical production is increased by environmental factors such as exhaust fumes. C) Free radicals are produced when the body uses oxygen or breaks down fats and proteins. D) Free radicals must reach a threshold number before they are helpful in maintaining overall health.
Connie is satisfied with her weight but would like to improve her eating habits. She typically has several slices of toast and a large coffee for breakfast, a turkey sandwich and chips or sausage pizza for lunch, and a pasta dish with baked chicken or pork chops for supper. She often has an evening snack of fat-free pudding or yogurt. She drinks unsweetened iced tea, regular colas, water, and an occasional glass of milk. Connie has been evaluating her daily consumption of beverages to improve the overall quality of her diet. Which of the following beverages should Connie choose less often? A) regular pop B) water C) unsweetened iced tea D) low-fat milk