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Educación para la salud

How To Eat Healthy On A Budget - Answers

1. What is the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables for adults?

5 to 7 servings 

 

2. How does eating too much sugar impact your health? Select the option most associated with eating too much sugar.

Diabetes, Obesity, Heart disease 

 

3. What are the main differences between saturated and unsaturated fats. What are some examples of each.

Saturated fats are solid at room temperature (e.g., butter), Unsaturated fats are found in avocados and nuts.

 

4. How does dietary fiber benefit your health, and what are good sources of dietary fiber?

 Aids in digestion, Reduces the risk of heart disease (found in fruits, vegetables)

 

5. What role does protein play in a balanced diet, and what are some affordable sources of protein?

 Supports muscle growth, Found in beans, eggs, and tofu

 

6. How can portion control help manage calorie intake and promote healthier eating habits?

 Smaller portions can prevent overeating and aid weight management

 

7. Name three essential vitamins and minerals and explain their importance in the body.

Vitamin A (vision), Calcium (bone health), Iron (oxygen transport)

 

8. What are the potential health risks associated with consuming processed foods high in sodium?

High blood pressure, Stroke, Kidney disease

 

9. What is the significance of staying hydrated and recommend cost effective ways to increase water intake.

Keeps organs functioning, Drink water and herbal teas

 

10. What is the importance of reading nutrition labels and how to interpret them effectively?

Labels offer details about serving size, ingredients, and nutrients, Compare similar products

 

11. How can meal planning and prepping assist in maintaining a balanced diet on a budget?

Helps in saving money, Reduces last-minute unhealthy food choices

 

12. What is the relationship between a balanced diet and overall mental health and well-being?

Balanced diet positively affects mental health

 

13. What are some healthy, budget-friendly snack options that can help prevent overeating?

Fresh fruits, Vegetables with hummus, Nuts

 

14. How do cooking methods (i.g., boiling, baking, steaming) affect the nutritional value of food?

 Certain methods can retain more nutrients than others

 

15. What are the benefits of incorporating whole grains into your diet, and provide examples of whole grain foods.

 Whole grains aid in digestion, Examples: Brown rice, Quinoa, Whole-wheat pasta

 

16. How can someone on a limited budget make healthier choices when shopping for groceries?

 Plan meals before shopping, Choose seasonal produce, Buy in bulk

 

17. What is the importance of having a variety of colorful foods in your diet and the benefits of such diversity?

Different colors offer a range of nutrients and antioxidants, Supporting overall health

 

18. What are some practical tips for reducing food waste and maximizing the use of groceries?

Freeze leftovers, Plan meals using leftover ingredients

 

19. What are the effects of skipping meals and its impact on metabolism and overall health?

Can slow down metabolism, Lead to low energy levels

 

20. What are some simple, cost-effective ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your daily meals?

Buy canned or frozen produce, Use in soups or smoothies

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