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Study Guide Answers

1.     What four health problems have been linked to fat intake?
     high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancers
2.     Which country has the world's highest rate of obesity?
     the United States
3.     ______________ is often used as a food preservative and as a flavor enhancer.
     Fat
4.     One gram of fat contains _______________ calories.
     nine
5.     Multiply the total fat grams by nine to determine the number of _______________that are obtained from fat in a given food.
     calories
6.     You should limit your fat intake to ______________% of the calories that you consume daily.
     30
7.     Cholesterol is a substance that is produced by our bodies. True or false?
     true
8.     The "good" cholesterol is ____________, or high -______________ ____________________.
     HDL/ density lipoprotein
9.     The "bad" cholesterol is _______________, or low-_______________ _______________________.
     LDL/ density lipoprotein
10.     The safest fats to consume are _________________________ fats.
     mono-unsaturated
11.     Which type of fat should you try to avoid?
     saturated fat
12.     All animal products and by-products contain saturated fat. True or false?
     true
13.     Saturated fats are ________________ at room temperature.
     solid
14.     Some plants produce cholesterol. True or false?
     false
15.     What type of process is generally used in the manufacturing of margarines?
     hydrogenation
16.     Should you eliminate all fat from your cooking?
     no
17.     Fat is needed by the body for _____________growth, for ___________________internal organs, and for storing __________________.
     cell/ cushioning/ vitamins
18.     How can you lower the amount of fat in an omelet?
     Don't use all of the egg yolks.
19.     Pancake syrup is high in fat. True or false?
     false
20.     Both butter and margarine are 100% fat. True or false?
     true
21.     Pasta is a good source of ______________________ __________________________.
     complex carbohydrates
22.     Tuna that is packed in spring water is a good source of _____________________.
     protein
23.     Instead of using mayonnaise in tuna salad, use ______________________, instead.
     yogurt
24.     How many servings of meat should you have each day?
     two or three
25.     A serving of meat weighs _____________ ounces.
     three
26.     _________________meats have lower amounts of saturated fats than do ____________ meats.
     White/ red
27.     What important nutrient is present in red meats?
     iron
28.     People who live in the Orient have low rates of _________________, _____________disease, and blood ____________________.
     obesity/ heart/ pressure
29.     What is the name of sugar that occurs naturally in fruits?
     fructose
30.     Too many empty calories are stored as _________________.
     fat
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