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  1. True or False: Milk builds strong bones.

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    True
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    False

    The "Got Milk?" campaign was based on a set of scientific studies funded by the dairy industry. Several studies have disproven the connection between drinking milk and both growth, reduced fractures, and reduced risk of osteoporosis. Sources: http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24247817 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22393172

    False
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  2. Which sweetner is the worst for you?

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    High Fructose Corn Syrup
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    High Fructose Corn Syrup
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    Trick Question!
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    Trick Question!
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    Trick Question

    While fructose itself is bad for you, table sugar has about the same fructose content as corn syrup. Sources: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/ https://authoritynutrition.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-vs-sugar/ https://authoritynutrition.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-vs-sugar/

    Trick Question
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  3. Detoxing...

    examine.com
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    Removes Toxins from your body
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    Gets rid of belly fat
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    Promotes Hair and Nail Growth
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    None of the Above
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    None of the Above

    The common myth is that going on a short detox diet can flush the built up toxins out of your system. Your body actually has a perfectly good system for removing toxins, with the help of your liver. Studies have shown that detoxing does not help with the removal of toxins, and that any subsequent weight loss is achieved from lack of carbs and calories, and is only temporary. Sources: http://archive.senseaboutscience.org/data/files/resources/48/Detox-Dossier-Embargoed-until-0001-5th-jan-2009.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1615908 http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-dubious-practice-of-detox

    None of the Above
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  4. True or False: Carrots do nothing for your eyesight.

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    True

    While carrots are technically a good source of Vitamin A, there is no scientific support for the idea that they improve eyesight. This idea originates from WW2 propaganda, and any study that shows correlation between nutrients in carrots and improved eyesight use super concentrations of these nutrients. Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10484191 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-wwii-propaganda-campaign-popularized-the-myth-that-carrots-help-you-see-in-the-dark-28812484/ http://civiceducation.clevelandclinic.org/Student-Projects/Student-Projects/2015-Fact-or-Fiction-The-Effects-of-Carrot-Consump.aspx

    True
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  5. How many meals should one eat in a day to lose fat?

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    1
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    2-3
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    5-8
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    None of the Above
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    None of the Above

    In reality, the amount of calories tha tyou take in matter more then the number of meals you eat. While eating smaller meals more frequently may increase your metabollic work load, its not a garunteed way to lose fat. Being conscious of your caloric intake is the best habit. Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17413096 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26024494 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4391809/

    None of the Above
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  6. True or False- A majority of a potatoe's nutrients are in it's skin

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    Only about 20% of the nutrients of a potatoe are found in it's skin. The flesh of a potatoe contains more potatssium and fiber, as well as vitamins C, K and B6, niacin, thiamin, and much more. Not bad for the ole' spud. Sources: https://www.potatogoodness.com/nutrition/ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2558/2

    False
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  7. Craving spicy foods means your body is lacking...

    gastroinsider.com
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    Vitamin B12
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    Vitamin B12
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    Iron
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    Iron
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    Nickle
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    Nickle
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    Spicy Food
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    Spicy Food
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    Spicy Food

    The idea that your body is sending you signals through food cravings is a long-standing myth. Cravings typically come from an emotional desire, not a physical one. Sources: http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/edible-innovations/food-craving.htm http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/crave-comfort-foods.htm http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/facts/10-false-nutrition-facts-everyone-knows10.htm

    Spicy Food
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