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If You Score 15/15 On This Quiz You Might Be A Nutritionist

Food is so delicious but WTF even is it?

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  1. 1. Which of the following does dietary fiber do?

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    As BuzzFeed Health has reported, fiber is basically magical; it does all these things. Learn more about fiber and foods that will help you poop here.

  2. 2. Which of the following is a complex carb?

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    Potatoes (and other starchy vegetables like corn and pumpkin) are actually considered complex carbs. You can learn more about complex and simple carbs here.

  3. 3. How much caffeine does decaf coffee have?

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    A cup of decaffeinated coffee has 2-12mg of caffeine. (For reference, a cup of caffeinated coffee has 95–200 mg of caffeine.) Test more of your coffee knowledge here.

  4. 4. In 1984 the average muffin was 1.5 ounces and 210 calories. What was it 20 years later in 2004?

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    According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the average muffin in 2004 was 4 ounces and 500 calories.

  5. 5. A 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola has 39g of sugar. How many teaspoons of sugar is that?

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    Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. So, a 12-ounce can of Coke has about 10 teaspoons of sugar.

  6. 6. How much added sugar does the American Heart Association (AHA) recommend we eat per day?

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    The AHA recommends that we eat no more than 6 to 9 teaspoons of added sugar per day.

  7. 7. How can you tell if a packaged food is low-fat?

  8. 8. Which of the following is *not* another word for an added sugar?

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    The website Sugar Science lists 61 different words for added sugars but chocotose isn't one of them.

  9. 9. When it comes to packaged foods, low-fat and fat-free products tend to be higher in __________ than their regular or full-fat counterparts.

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    As BuzzFeed Health has reported, food products that have some (or all) fat removed typically have sugar added to make them more palatable and delicious.

  10. 10. Which of the following accurately states the difference between whole and refined grains?

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    Whole grains contain the entire kernel and refined grains have been milled to remove the brain and germ. Whole grains can be used to make a variety from products including bread, pasta, and cereal. And there is such a thing as white whole-grain bread.

  11. 11. How much red wine does the AHA recommend drinking each day for heart health?

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    The AHA doesn't recommend including red wine in your diet. If you do drink, it recommends doing so in moderation (which it defines as one to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women).

  12. 12. Which of the following snacks contains protein?

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    Nuts and seeds are considered part of the protein food group by the USDA, cheese contains protein, and Greek yogurt is typically much higher in protein than other yogurts. For example, a single serving of Greek yogurt can have 18g of protein.

  13. 13. Which of the following would provide more than the recommended daily limit of sodium?

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    The AHA recommends an "ideal limit" of 1,500mg of sodium per day. Two Hebrew National jumbo beef franks contain 1,540 mg of sodium. One cup of Prego pasta sauce contains 960 mg, a can of Progresso chicken noodle soup contains 1,380 mg, 30 Lay's potato chips contain 340mg, and two slices of Kraft American cheese contain 660mg. Learn more about sodium here.

  14. 14. WTF even are trans fats?

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    Trans fats, which are found almost exclusively in processed foods (like frosting, coffee creamer, margarine, and packaged snack food), are artificial fats created by adding hydrogen to a liquid fat to make it solid. The FDA has declared trans fats unhealthy and given the food industry until 2018 to eliminate trans fats in their foods. Learn more about fats here.

  15. 15. What do calories on a nutrition label measure?

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    Calories are a unit of measure for energy. On a label, calories provide a measure of the amount of energy you'd get from a serving of the food. Here is a deeper and more complicated explanation.