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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?

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    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.

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  2. 2. Which of these foods would you probably not need to buy organic?

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    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.

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  3. 3. Which of these foods would you probably want to buy organic?

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    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.

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  4. 4. What are the three macronutrients in the human diet?

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    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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    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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    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.

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  7. 7. Which food would be considered a simple carb?

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    Apples are the simple carbs here!

  8. 8. Why does your body need protein?

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    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.

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  9. 9. Why does your body really need carbohydrates?

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    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?

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    Sweet potatoes are the complex carb here!

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  11. 11. Which drink has the most sugar per serving?

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    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.)

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  12. 12. Why does your body need fats?

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    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.

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  13. 13. Which of these meals has the most calories?

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    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.

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  14. 14. Which of these has the highest amount of protein?

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    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.

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  15. 15. Which kind of fat should you seriously limit or avoid?

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    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 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?

    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.

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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!)