Weekly Health Quiz: Tea, Gardens and Mouthwash

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January 15, 2018 | 11,310 views

1 It is currently believed that EMF exposure causes a chain reaction of what type of metabolic process that is believed to be responsible for most of the bodily effects of EMF radiation, including damage to your mitochondria:

  • Excess oxidative stress

    Notably, it is the excess calcium in the cell and increased calcium signaling that are responsible for a vast majority of the biological effects of EMFs. Learn more.

  • Disruption of the blood-brain barrier
  • Red blood cell and bone marrow disruption
  • Fatty liver disease

2 The No. 1 reason why people choose to buy organic is to:

  • Avoid pesticides

    Choosing organic foods lowers your exposure to pesticides linked to cancer, damage to children's IQ and neurobehavioral development and other health problems. Learn more.

  • Support small farmers
  • Cut back on genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • Support more humane treatment of animals

3 For a healthier alternative to sugar-sweetened soda that's more flavorful than pure water, choose:

  • Diet soda
  • Fruit juice
  • Sports drink
  • Hibiscus tea

    Unlike soda, which has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer and premature death even in low daily amounts, hibiscus tea is high in vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants, and studies suggest it may protect your health in a number of ways. Learn more.

4 Which of the following is an example of a digestive-resistant starch?

  • Unripe banana

    Digestive-resistant starch, found in chilled, cooked potatoes and unripe banana, are low-viscous dietary fibers that does not break down as it travels through your digestive tract. By slowly fermenting in your large intestine, they feed gut bacteria that support optimal health. Learn more.

  • Uncooked potato
  • Pickled mushrooms
  • Fermented vegetables

5 While gardens have many benefits, the most important reason you should plant one (especially given the many issues associated with industrial agriculture) is:

  • Growing your own food is one of the most cost-effective means of boosting your nutrition and health
  • Gardens help create a more sustainable global food system, giving more people access to fresh, healthy, nutrient-dense food

    While gardens have many benefits, the most important reason you should plant a garden (especially given the many issues associated with industrial agriculture) is because gardening helps create a more sustainable global food system, giving you and others access to fresh, healthy, nutrient-dense food. Learn more.

  • Gardening is a great form of exercise, benefiting your physical and emotional well-being
  • Gardens prevent soil degradation and encourage biodiversity

6 Which of the following health problems has been linked to twice-a-day use of mouthwash?

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes

    A well-balanced oral microbiome is important for optimal health. Twice-daily use of mouthwash has also been linked to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes — an effect thought to be due to its antimicrobial activity. Learn more.

  • Heart disease
  • Throat cancer

7 Which of the following is the most widely used pesticide in the world?

  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Atrazine
  • Dicamba
  • Glyphosate

    Monsanto has created global pesticide dependence using very strategic schemes, turning glyphosate into the most widely used pesticide in the world. Learn more.