Curious minds will enjoy mulling over brain teasers themed especially for Valentines Day that explore how much you know about your own heart?
Test your ‘Heart Smarts’ with a quiz complied from National Geographic’s fantastic facts archive. Considering questions like…
What foods make your heart healthy? Blueberries – good or bad? What about peas?
What does science say about eating fat-filled foods?
How many people die every day from heart disease?
And of those, how many are women who never had any symptoms?
What’s the longest that anyone has survived with an artificial heart?
If you are at your ideal weight and exercise multiple times each week, will having an occasional cigarette really have an impact on your heart health?
See what the science says when you take NG’s Heart Quiz.
Without a doubt the real heart of the matter, this month and all year long, is knowing what to do to keep your heart healthy throughout your life. After all, our hearts show us love by beating, on average, 100,000 times a day. The heart is a giver.

Inga Yandell
Explorer and media producer, passionate about nature, culture and travel. Combining science and conservation with investigative journalism to provide resources and opportunities for creative exploration.