Weekly Health Quiz: Herbs, Vegetables and Obesity

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Take this week's quiz to see how well you remember what you read on Mercola.com last week.

1Adaptogenic herbs — such as ashwagandha, tulsi, rhodiola and ginseng — protect and improve your health by helping your body adapt to:

  • Stress, regardless of the source
  • Climactic changes (changes in temperature)
  • Assaults by never-before-encountered microbes
  • Potential allergens, including seasonal allergens

2Three recent studies — two by the U.S. National Toxicology Program and one by the Italian Ramazzini Institute — has linked cellphone radiation to:

  • Radically increase the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's
  • Cause an increase in insulin resistance and diabetes
  • DNA damage and an increased risk of rare heart and brain tumors
  • DNA damage and an increased risk for obesity

3Which of the following has been shown to be a significant contributor to obesity?

  • Processed foods and fast food
  • Artificially-sweetened foods and beverages
  • Low-fat foods combined with highly processed carbohydrates
  • All of the above

4Which common root vegetable was recently found to protect against Alzheimer's disease by dramatically decreasing damaging oxidation of neurons?

  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Beets
  • Garlic

5This leafy perennial vegetable with the composition of celery is often mistaken for a fruit, most likely because it has a sweet-tart taste that can make your lips pucker:

  • Chard
  • Lemon balm
  • Rhubarb
  • Fennel

6By their senior years, the average person will have spent the equivalent of how long watching television?

  • Five years
  • Seven years
  • 10 to 15 years
  • 15 to 20 years

7While a healthy diet is foundational for healthy mitochondrial function, two supplements known to provide powerful mitochondrial benefits are:

  • PQQ and berberine
  • Resveratrol and vitamin C
  • Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and alpha lipoic acid
  • Glutathione and quercetin
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