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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?

    Slows down the absorption of sugar
    Makes your poop more solid/bulky
    Keeps you fuller longer
    Helps you have the urge to go
    Fiber does all these things
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    Apples
    Honey
    Potatoes
    Mangos
    None of these are complex carbs
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    Decaf coffee is caffeine-free.
    Less than 1 mg of caffeine per cup
    Less than 2 mg of caffeine per cup
    More than 2 mg of caffeine per cup
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    3 ounces, 300 calories
    4 ounces, 500 calories
    5 ounces, 700 calories
    6 ounces, 1000 calories
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    About 5
    About 10
    About 15
    About 20
    About 25
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    No more than 1 to 3 teaspoons
    No more than 3 to 6 teaspoons
    No more than 6 to 9 teaspoons
    No more than 9 to 12 teaspoons
    The AHA doesn't make recommendations about added sugar.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    It contains only plant-based fat sources (olive oil, vegetable oil, etc). and no animal-based fats (butter, cream, lard, etc.).
    It has fewer than 300 calories.
    It's percent daily value (%DV) for fat is 5% or lower.
    The package says "trans fat free."
  8. 8. Which of the following is *not* another word for an added sugar?

    Buttered syrup
    Dextrose
    Chocotose
    High-fructose corn syrup
    Evaporated cane juice
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

    Protein
    Sugar
    Calories
    Various nutrients
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    Whole grains are what you use to make breads, refined grains are what you use to make pasta.
    Whole grains are turned into brown flours like whole wheat or barley flour; refined grains are turned into white flour.
    Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel (the bran, germ, and endosperm). Refined grains have been milled to remove the brain and germ, make a finer texture, and extend shelf life.
    Refined grains are what cereals are made out of.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    One glass
    Two glasses
    Three glasses
    It varies depending on your size.
    The AHA doesn't recommend including red wine in your diet.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    Greek yogurt with blueberries
    Oatmeal with peanut butter
    An apple with cheddar cheese
    Banana with almond butter
    These all contain protein
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    2 Hebrew National jumbo beef hot dogs
    1 cup Prego pasta sauce
    1 can of Progresso chicken noodle soup
    30 Lay's potato chips
    2 slices of Kraft American cheese
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    Fats that come from animal sources (lard, butter, etc.)
    Fats found in tropical oils like palm and coconut oils
    Artificial fats created by making a liquid fat into a solid fat (like margarine)
    Fats that contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
    None of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

    The recommended amount you should eat of that particular product.
    The amount you'd need to eat to gain one pound.
    The amount of energy you'd get from a serving of the food.
    The total fat, protein, and carbohydrates divided by 1.2.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

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