337 - Test Your Summer Nutrition Smarts
Hi There Monica Rheingau here. Thanks for tuning in to this week's nutrition diva podcast. Summer officially begins this weekend here in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway and to celebrate have a little quiz for you to test your summer nutrition savvy. Can you get a perfect score if you're a longtime listener I bet you can. Now. Are you ready for our summertime nutrition quiz, question, number, one, true or false eating certain foods can repel mosquitoes. True, Eating garlic may give you some mild protection against mosquitoes, both from the odor on your breath as well as the sulfur compounds that you emit through your skin when you eat garlic. Smearing. Garlic scented lotion on your skin is even more effective, but it has some obvious drawbacks. In the end, though scientists estimate that genetics account for about eighty five percent of our attractiveness to mosquitoes, so we -squitoes, maggots may have to reconcile ourselves to our fate. For more foods that can help repel mosquitoes. See my episode what to eat to avoid mosquito bites. Question number two true or false. Watermelon is a good way to stay hydrated. True Watermelon is over ninety percent water, and it also contains potassium and other electrolytes, so it's just like those sports drinks, but with less sugar, other super hydrating fruits and vegetables, including cucumbers, grapes, Honeydew, cantaloupe, celery, and tomatoes. Question number three, true or false. Air Conditioning makes you gain weight. The Swan is false. In fact, you burn slightly more calories in a cool room because your body has to work bit harder to maintain your body temperature. And not only that, but when it gets hot, people tend to move around less. You expend less energy, and therefore you burn fewer calories, and for the whole story on this see my episode does air conditioning make you fat? Question number four true or false. marinating meats before grilling can make them healthier. This, of course is true marinating meats for just thirty minutes before throwing them on the grill can reduce the formation of harmful compounds when grilling by up to ninety percent, and here's a bonus tip for you. Marinate and based your chicken in Italian dressing instead of barbecue sauce, and you'll also slash sugar and calories by ninety percent. Question number, five, true or false, certain foods can make you look Tan One's true Kinda very high intakes of Keratin. Lloyd's can give your Skin Tan, while Orange Hue, and that's what's in all. Those all natural self tanning pills you see advertised on the back of Magazines Food Tien Keratin noise include carrots of course, but also sweet potatoes, Kale Spinach and winter squash, and if you overdo it, don't worry. The effect is temporary. You might also want to check out my episode what to eat for gorgeous skin.