Dr Oz Cholesterol Quiz
In this segment, Dr Oz brought up audience members, Pam and Louise, to take the Dr Oz Best Ways To Lower You Cholesterol Test. Pam and Louise got ten seconds to answer the questions. See how long it takes you to guess the correct answer.
Dr Oz: Mediterranean Diet Lowers Cholesterol
A. Because it is high in monounsaturated fats
B. Because it is low in monounsaturated fats
Answer: A- high in monounsaturated fat. Olive oil, which is commonly used in the Mediterranean diet, helps you lower cholesterol. That’s why those living in the Mediterranean have fewer cases of heart disease.
Pam and Louise chose A and got the answer correct. How did you do?
Dr Oz: Citrus Fruits Lower Cholesterol
2. Which is more effective for lowering cholesterol?
A. citrus fruits
B. whole grains
Answer: A citrus fruits are high in fibers that dissolve better in water, which means it dissolves in you much better.
Louise and Pam chose whole grains and both got the answer wrong. The score was tied.
Dr Oz: Cottage Cheese Lowers Cholesterol
3. Which snack contains cholesterol?
A. Peanut butter
B. Cottage cheese
Answer: B cottage cheese contains cholesterol because it comes from dairy, which comes from animals, and animals contain cholesterol. (Did you follow that?) Peanut butter comes from plants, which do not contain any cholesterol. (I was surprised by that.)
Pam chose B correctly, while Louise chose A incorrectly.
Pam is the winner!!! She won a Dr Oz bag of cholesterol lowering foods.
Note: Cholesterol levels should be measured at least once every five years in everyone over the age of 20. The screening test is usually a blood test called a lipid profile. Medical professionals recommend that men age 35 and older and women over age 45 should be tested more frequently for lipid disorders. Do you know your numbers? If not, schedule an appointment with your doctor today to find out.