How much do you really know about your health? Our daily Health Smarts Quiz will test your knowledge. Answer our question, below, and check back tomorrow for the correct answer and your next pop quiz.
Today’s Question: We know that some foods make us fuller than others. (For some reason, burgers always seem to satisfy us more than salad.) After we eat, our fat cells make leptin and send it to our brains, where it turns off the hunger signals. Some foods can increase your sensitivity to leptin, which will automatically decrease your calorie intake. Sounds good to those of us who are trying to eat smarter, doesn’t it? Which foods can naturally increase your body’s sensitivity to leptin? Choose all that apply.
Answer to Yesterday’s Question: UTIs are the pits. But can drinking cranberry juice help ward one off? Yes. Some women find that unsweetened cranberry juice helps make their urine more acidic and wards off UTIs. The hipuric acid in cranberry juice also helps prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder lining. So the next time you feel a UTI coming on, grab some unsweetened cranberry juice and drink, drink, drink. Quell the urge to add vodka, though – alcohol irritates the bladder.