Food Knowledge for 2009

6 Little Known Food Facts!

If you’re like most, don’t you love to torture yourself thinking about how much fat we ingest daily? Even though we know it’s bad for us, that Big Mac just tastes so good…  Well, this time around I will be the bearer of good news about fat. Really! As much bad press as fat gets, it is an essential part of our diet. Without it we’re unhealthy. But how much? A recent Gannett News Service article put an amusing spin on the topic that I’d like to pass along here. Take my “Fat Quiz” below and see how you do. You’ll find the answers below:

1.    How many calories are found in one gram of fat?
2.    What is the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation for the number of fat grams an average adult should consume everyday?
3.    What is the highest percentage of caloric intake, based on a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet, that should come from fat?
4.    What is the percentage of monounsaturated fat, the so-called “good” fat that lowers cholesterol, found in almonds?
5.    What is the percentage of monounsaturated fat contained in avocados (think guacamole)?
6.    Name one country where fat women were celebrated as healthy and beautiful.

Answers: Question 1: 9 calories; Question 2: 65 grams; Question 3: 30 percent; Question 4: 65 percent; Question 5: 60 percent; Question 6: Victorian England.

How did you do? Make taking time to eat and eat right a priority. Good nutrition and wellness go hand in hand.

Have any questions about this article? Give our office a call at (425) 670-2600. We’re here to help.
Dr. Jerry Dreessen and Dr. Jason Gilmore
Back To Action Chiropractic

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