Weekly Health Quiz: Baking Soda, Oatmeal and Wine

1 Recent research has discovered a novel medical benefit of baking soda, showing that drinking baking soda infused water can be helpful for which chronic health condition?

  • Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases

    Research funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests baking soda may be a safe and effective treatment for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, by priming your immune system against inflammation. Learn more.

  • Sports-related pain
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease

2 Which of the following statements is false?

  • Artificial sweeteners have been linked to an increased risk of obesity and diabetes
  • Artificial sweeteners have been shown to damage vascular function to a greater degree than sugar
  • Artificial sweeteners have been linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's and gut dysbiosis
  • There is no evidence to suggest artificial sweeteners cause health problems of any kind; research supports their use as they are low in or free of calories

    A growing body of research shows artificial sweeteners raise your risk for a number of chronic health problems, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's, gut dysbiosis and more. Learn more.

3 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which of the following is the No. 1 killer of Americans under the age of 50?

  • Automobile accidents
  • Opioid overdose

    Opioid addiction is at an all-time high, and opioid overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Learn more.

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease

4 Which of the following has more phenolics, a higher antioxidant capacity, and resveratrol than green tea or red wine?

  • Cannabis
  • Arugula
  • Cocoa

    Human trial data reveal chocolate helps improve stress levels, inflammation, mood, memory and immune function, but it must contain at least 70 percent cacao. Other studies have confirmed cacao can benefit your heart, blood vessels, brain and nervous system, and helps combat diabetes and other conditions rooted in inflammation. Learn more.

  • Milk thistle

5 Which of the following has been shown to enhance your body's absorption of carotenoid antioxidants and fat-soluble nutrients from other foods when eaten in combination?

  • Avocado

    Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat that helps your body absorb fat-soluble nutrients and enhance absorption of carotenoids from other foods. Learn more.

  • Cruciferous vegetables
  • Fermented beets
  • Nuts

6 Which of the following can cause delusions, irrational behavior, hallucinations and psychotic behavior?

  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Omega 6 balance distortion
  • Insufficient exercise
  • Sleep deprivation

    Lack of sleep has been shown to raise your risk for chronic illnesses such as dementia, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Extreme sleep deprivation can cause delusions, hallucinations and irrational or psychotic behavior, caused by the fact that your brain goes to sleep and you begin to experience your dreams while awake. Learn more.

7 Which of the following has been used for thousands of years as a topical remedy for dry skin and insect bites?

  • Oatmeal

    Oatmeal (Avena sativa) has been used for thousands of years as a topical remedy for skin aggravated by dryness and insect bites. Recent research has also identified oatmeal as a soothing agent to relieve itch and irritation when used in skin cleansers, shaving gels and moisturizing creams. Learn more.

  • Wheat germ
  • Pumpernickel
  • Barley protein