Quiz: Heart Healthy Nutrition

Rush nutritionists with a patient

Test your knowledge of heart-healthy foods with this nutrition quiz. Plus, some quick and easy tips to add heart-healthy nutrients to your diet.

Question #1

True or False: To prevent heart disease, you should avoid eating fish.


Fatty fish like salmon and tuna are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and are proven to reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Question #2

True or False: Avocado toast is a heart-healthy breakfast option.


Avocados are rich in healthy fats and potassium that raise healthy cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Whole grain toast will add fiber, which can help lower bad cholesterol.

Question #3

True or False: Adding toppings to healthy foods like oatmeal or yogurt just adds unnecessary sugar and calories.


Plenty of toppings are nutrient-rich and great for your heart, like seeds, walnuts and berries.

Question #4

True or False: Avoid chocolate at all costs.


Dark chocolate (70+% cocoa) can actually be good for your heart in moderation, thanks to antioxidants that help reduce inflammation.

Question #5

True or False: Chili is heart healthy.


Beans, tomatoes, peppers and garlic are all common chili ingredients that can benefit your heart. Try vegetarian or turkey chili to keep your heart happy.

Question #6

True or False: Some common condiments can lead to high blood pressure.


Soy sauce, ketchup and hot sauce are all high in sodium, which can contribute to an increased risk of heart disease.

Question #7

True or False: Never use oil when preparing food.


Olive oil, canola oil and vegetable oil have fewer saturated and trans fats than other cooking oils. Using these while cooking can actually reduce your cholesterol.

Question #8

True or False: Adding a side of sauteed spinach to a meal is an easy way to add heart healthy nutrients.


Leafy green vegetables, prepared with garlic and olive oil, have a wealth of vitamins and minerals that are good for your heart.


You correctly answered 5 out of the 8 questions.

If you would like to retake the quiz, just click the reset button below. To learn more about how RUSH can help you be more heart healthy, visit rush.edu/services/heart-and-vascular-care.

NOTE: This tool is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Answers will not be saved or reviewed. If you're experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or your local emergency service.

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