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Only Someone Who Really Knows Food Could Pass This Quiz

Just some stuff everyone who eats should probably know.

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  1. 1. Which fruit has the most sugar per serving?

    Bananas
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    Bananas
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    Blueberries
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    Blueberries
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    Yellow peaches
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    Yellow peaches
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    Mangoes
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    Mangoes
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mangoes actually have the most sugar!

    One cup of mango has 23g of sugar, a cup of bananas has 18g, a cup of blueberries has 15g, and a cup of yellow peaches has 13g.

    Mangoes actually have the most sugar!
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  2. 2. Which of these foods would you probably not need to buy organic?

    Apples
    Apples
    Spinach
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    Spinach
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    Eggplant
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    Eggplant
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    Celery
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    Celery
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

    You probably don't need to buy organic eggplants.
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  3. 3. Which of these foods would you probably want to buy organic?

    Onions
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    Onions
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    Avocados
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    Avocados
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    Cherry tomatoes
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    Cherry tomatoes
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    Pineapples
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    Pineapples
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

    You may want to splurge a little and buy organic cherry tomatoes.
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  4. 4. What are the three macronutrients in the human diet?

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    Protein, potassium, and starch
    Carbohydrates, protein, and fat
    Calcium, iron, and magnesium
    Carbohydrates, calcium, and protein
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The three macronutrients in the human diet are carbohydrates, fat, and protein.

    Macronutrients are what provide you with the energy (calories) your body needs for daily functions — everything from thinking and speaking to walking and exercising.

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  5. 5. Which macronutrient won't really keep you full for a long time?

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    Carbohydrates
    Protein
    Fat
    They're all about the same
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

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  6. 6. What's the difference between simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates?

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    Simple carbs keep you satiated longer
    Simple carbs don't raise your blood sugar as quickly
    Complex carbs take longer to digest
    Complex carbs will get you energy quicker
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

    Complex carbs take longer to digest than simple carbs do.
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  7. 7. Which food would be considered a simple carb?

    Beans
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    Beans
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    Quinoa
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    Quinoa
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    Apples
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    Apples
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    Oatmeal
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    Oatmeal
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Apples are the simple carbs here!

    Apples are the simple carbs here!
  8. 8. Why does your body need protein?

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    To build and repair muscle
    To help produce enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters
    To stabilize your blood sugar levels
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Your body needs protein for all of the above!

    Protein helps you repair and build muscle, while also assisting in your body's production of enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters, and also stabilizing your blood sugar levels.

    Your body needs protein for all of the above!
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  9. 9. Why does your body really need carbohydrates?

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    They stabilize your blood sugar levels
    They boost your immune system
    They're your main source of energy
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Carbs are our main source of energy!

    The carbs we eat are turned into energy by the digestive system, which breaks carbs down into glucose — the sugar in our blood that powers the cells in our brains and bodies.

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  10. 10. Which food would be considered a complex carb?

    Sweet potatoes
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    Sweet potatoes
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    Macaroni
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    Macaroni
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    White rice
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    White rice
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    Fruit
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    Fruit
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sweet potatoes are the complex carb here!

    Sweet potatoes are the complex carb here!
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  11. 11. Which drink has the most sugar per serving?

    Mountain Dew
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    Mountain Dew
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    Minute Maid Lemonade
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    Minute Maid Lemonade
    Schweppes Tonic Water
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    Schweppes Tonic Water
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mountain Dew has the most sugar!

    There are 77g of sugar in just 20 ounces of Mountain Dew. (Per 20-oz. serving, Schweppes Tonic Water has 53.3g, Coca-Cola has 65g, and Minute Maid Lemonade has 67g.)

    Mountain Dew has the most sugar!
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  12. 12. Why does your body need fats?

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    They help boost your immune system
    They help store energy
    They help synthesize hormones
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Fats play a role in all of the above.

    Fats provide our bodies with stores of energy, they have anti-inflammatory properties, and they help us feel full, boost the immune system, and synthesize hormones.

    Fats play a role in all of the above.
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  13. 13. Which of these meals has the most calories?

    Ruby Tuesday Baked Ravioli
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    Ruby Tuesday Baked Ravioli
    Chili's Guacamole Beef Burger
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    Chili's Guacamole Beef Burger
    Applebee's Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad (Regular)
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    Applebee's Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad (Regular)
    TGI Fridays Jack Daniel's Chicken Sandwich
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    TGI Fridays Jack Daniel's Chicken Sandwich
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

    TGI Fridays Jack Daniel's Chicken Sandwich has the most calories!
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  14. 14. Which of these has the highest amount of protein?

    One cup of cottage cheese
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    One cup of cottage cheese
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    One scoop of protein powder
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    One scoop of protein powder
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    An egg
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    An egg
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    One can of tuna
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    One can of tuna
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The can of tuna has the most protein out of these options!

    This can of tuna has 24g of protein, while one cup of cottage cheese has 20g of protein, one scoop of CytoSport Muscle Milk Lean Muscle Protein Powder has 16g of protein, and one large egg has 6g of protein.

    The can of tuna has the most protein out of these options!
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  15. 15. Which kind of fat should you seriously limit or avoid?

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    Trans fats
    Polyunsaturated fats
    Monounsaturated fats
    Saturated fats
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

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  16. 16. Which ingredient is another name for sugar?

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    Maltodextrin
    Sacchanon
    Polyglycerol
    Riboflavin
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Maltodextrin is another name for sugar!

    So don't let it fool you on those fool labels.

  17. 17. Which food should you eat if you want to sober up after drinking alcohol?

    Chicken fingers
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    Chicken fingers
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    Bread
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    Bread
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    Bananas
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    Bananas
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    None of the above
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    None of the above
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    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.

    The only thing that will sober you up is time.
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Only Someone Who Really Knows Food Could Pass This Quiz

Yikes, you need to read up a little on your basic food facts.

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.

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Okay, okay. You know some food stuff.

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.

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Congrats, you really know your food!

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!

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CORRECTION:

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!)

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