Margarine is better than butter when it comes to heart health, according to the Mayo Clinic. Margarine is made from vegetable oil and contains no cholesterol, while butter is made from animal fat.
Vodka or white wine?
Wine is better, Dr. Steven Aldana told the folks at Intelligence for Your Life. A serving of wine and vodka have the same amount of calories, but wine has ingredients that help fight cancer and heart disease.
Soy milk or fat-free milk?
Fat-free milk is better for you. Soy milk has more fat than dairy milk and contains added sugar. Plus, studies show milk may help reduce stroke risk.
Tuna or salmon?
Salmon, which contains more calcium. Tuna and salmon are both good sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight heart disease, but tuna can contain a lot of mercury.
Coffee, which contains caffeine to give you a boost and may even work as a mild antidepressant. While smoothies contain fruit, commercial smoothies often contain sugar as well.
Water or sports drinks?
Water is always a good choice to hydrate the body during and after exercise. Sports drinks contain electrolytes and carbohydrates, which can benefit marathon runners and others who exercise for long periods of time.
Compass or GPS?
A GPS unit will give you a more detailed route. But, if you're in the wild, you may want a compass and a map, since GPS requires batteries and a clear signal.