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Mini-Quiz: Trans Fat is Harmful to Your Health

by Ron Kurtus (revised 6 April 2012)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What is wrong with having trans fat in foods?

It makes them more expensive

It tastes so good that you can't stop eating

It raises levels of bad cholesterol in your diet

2. Which foods often contain trans fat?

Cookies and snacks purchased from the store

Beef and pork

Any food that includes whole grains

3. How can you avoid eating foods with trans fat?

Don't buy anything from the store

Go on a strict wheat-based diet

Study the labels before you buy

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in being Healthy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Your health is important to your family


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

American Heart Association Information about heart disease prevention and treatment.

The International Food Information Council Foundation Information on nutrition research, including material on trans fat.

General Health Resources

Books

Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol by Mary G. Enig. Bethesda Press (2000) $29.95 - Well- researched guide, answering questions about fats.

Eater's Choice: A Food Lover's Guide to Lower Cholesterol by Ron Goor, Nancy Goor, and Barry Estabrook. Houghton Mifflin (1999) $17.00 - Provides useful information about diet and heart disease, including a discussion of trans fats. Includes collection of  low-fat recipes.

Top-rated books on Healthy Diets


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