BananasVia Pavlo_K / Getty ImagesBlueberriesVia Oregon Department of Agriculture / FlickrYellow peachesVia Funkybg / Getty ImagesMangoesVia THOR / Flickr
ApplesSpinachVia Rain Rabbit / FlickrEggplantVia John Hoey / FlickrCeleryVia Dennis Amith / Flickr
You probably don't need to buy organic eggplants.
Eggplants are on Environmental Working Group's (EWG) list of foods least likely to have pesticides, aka the Clean Fifteen. Studies done by the USDA detected little to no pesticides on the produce on this list.
OnionsVia Jim Lightfoot / FlickrAvocadosVia arsheffield / FlickrCherry tomatoesVia Gwendolyn Stansbury / FlickrPineapplesVia Kyle McDonald / Flickr
You may want to splurge a little and buy organic cherry tomatoes.
Cherry tomatoes are on EWG's Dirty Dozen list because they tested positive for pesticides and, in USDA studies, were found to have higher concentrations of pesticides even when they were washed.
Protein, potassium, and starchCarbohydrates, protein, and fatCalcium, iron, and magnesiumCarbohydrates, calcium, and protein
CarbohydratesProteinFatThey're all about the same
Carbs probably won't keep you full for a long time.
While carbs are important, they're digested more quickly than both fat and protein, which means you're hungrier sooner after eating something carby than you would be after eating something that also had fat or protein. Also, fat and protein promote the release of satiety hormones, which will help you feel fuller.
Simple carbs keep you satiated longerSimple carbs don't raise your blood sugar as quicklyComplex carbs take longer to digestComplex carbs will get you energy quicker
Complex carbs take longer to digest than simple carbs do.
Simple carbs (honey, candy, table sugar, etc.) are great for getting energy quickly because they have a simple chemical structure, which means they're digested quicker and therefore create a faster rise in blood sugar. Whereas many complex carbs (beans, whole grains, etc.) contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and they take longer to digest, which means they don't have the same immediate impact on blood sugar, and don't get you energy as quickly.
BeansVia Rebecca Siegel / FlickrQuinoaVia Sakurako Kitsa / FlickrApplesVia Brandon Ungar / FlickrOatmealVia Rachel Hathaway / Flickr
Apples are the simple carbs here!
To build and repair muscleTo help produce enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmittersTo stabilize your blood sugar levelsAll of the above
They stabilize your blood sugar levelsThey boost your immune systemThey're your main source of energyAll of the above
Sweet potatoesVia Gavin Mahalo/FlickrMacaroniVia Slice of Chic / FlickrWhite riceVia Charles Haynes / FlickrFruitVia Funkybg / Getty Images
Sweet potatoes are the complex carb here!
Mountain DewVia pepsicobeveragefacts.com*01*01-07&form=RTD&size=20Coca-Cola
They help boost your immune systemThey help store energyThey help synthesize hormonesAll of the above
Ruby Tuesday Baked RavioliChili's Guacamole Beef BurgerVia chilis.com.my
TGI Fridays Jack Daniel's Chicken Sandwich has the most calories!
The TGI Fridays Jack Daniel's Chicken Sandwich has 1,220 calories, the Ruby Tuesday Baked Ravioli has 1,040 calories, the Chili's Guacamole Beef Burger has 880 calories, and the Applebee's Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad (Regular) has 860 calories. Editor's note: Just because something is high in calories doesn't mean it's worse for you than other options. Here's more information on that.
One cup of cottage cheeseVia Saddako / Getty ImagesOne scoop of protein powderVia ThinkstockAn eggVia I Believe I Can Fry / FlickrOne can of tunaVia starkist.com
Trans fatsPolyunsaturated fatsMonounsaturated fatsSaturated fats
Trans fats are the kind of fat that you may want to watch out for.
That's because they're artificial fats created by adding hydrogen to a liquid fat to make it solid. Trans fats raise your bad cholesterol and lower your good cholesterol, and the FDA has recognized them as unhealthy. They’re found mostly in processed foods, but small amounts can be found in meat and dairy.
Maltodextrin is another name for sugar!
So don't let it fool you on those fool labels.
Chicken fingersVia Meal Makeover Moms / FlickrBreadVia Emily Carlin/FlickrBananasVia Pavlo_K / Getty ImagesNone of the aboveVia Giphy / giphy.com
The only thing you can do to sober up is wait for your body to digest all of the alcohol. Greasy, carby, delicious food sadly won't speed up the process.
Only Someone Who Really Knows Food Could Pass This Quiz
Food is THE BEST and you eat it every single day. It's probably a good idea to know a little bit more about how it affects your body and overall health.
Alright, you love your food and you've done a bit of research. But it's never a bad idea to find out a little more about certain foods and how they affect your body and overall health.
You eat EVERY SINGLE DAY. So congrats on knowing your facts and how certain foods can affect your body and overall health. Eat on, friend!
Mountain Dew has the highest sugar content. An earlier version of this quiz said it was tonic water. (H/T Susan Howard Jenkins via Facebook — thanks!)