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Do You Know Which Food Is Healthier?

The answers may surprise you.

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As a point of reference, BuzzFeed's definition of "healthy" when comparing two foods refers to fewer calories, additives, grams of fat, or grams of sugar per serving size.

  1. 1. Which bacon is healthier?

    Pork Bacon
    Turkey Bacon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pork bacon is healthier!

    Both contain the same amount of calories, but turkey bacon has a higher sodium content than regular bacon, and it also includes much more additives.

    Pork bacon is healthier! Via ebay.com
  2. 2. Which yogurt is healthier?

    Plain yogurt
    Light yogurt
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Plain yogurt is healthier!

    Though light yogurts typically contain fewer calories than plain yogurts, they are filled with more artificial sweeteners, which ultimately makes them less healthy.

  3. 3. Which bread is healthier?

    Mult-grain bread
    Whole grain bread
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Whole grain bread is healthier!

    Multi Grain just means that there’s more than one grain, not that it’s refined. As a result, whole grain breads contain more fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

  4. 4. Which peanut butter is healthier?

    Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
    Jif Creamy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jif Creamy Peanut Butter is healthier!

    If a peanut butter claims to be “reduced fat,” that means it’s also littered with unnecessary ingredients, like artificial sweeteners. As a result, "reduced fat" peanut butter has more carbs, sodium, and sugars than regular creamy peanut butter.

  5. 5. Which fast food burger is healthier?

    McDonald’s Big Mac
    Burger King’s Whopper with Cheese
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    McDonald's Big Mac is healthier!

    Though neither burger is truly healthy for you, the Big Mac has nearly 200 fewer calories and almost 20 grams less fat.

  6. 6. Which breakfast sandwich is healthier?

    McDonald’s Egg McMuffin
    Starbucks’ Classic Sausage, Egg, and Aged Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    McDonald's Egg McMuffin is healthier!

    The McMuffin has half the fat of Starbucks’ breakfast sandwich, along with 160 fewer calories.

  7. 7. Which beer is healthier?

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Guinness Draught
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Guinness Draught is healthier!

    A 12-ounce mug of Guinness Draught has fewer calories and carbohydrates than the traditional light beer.

  8. 8. Which burger is healthier?

    Jennie-O Turkey Burgers Original
    Morning Star's Veggie Burger
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jennie-O's turkey burger is healthier!

    Jennie-O's turkey burger is healthier on a "per-serving-size" scale. It contains no carbs and half the sodium as Morning Star's veggie burger.

  9. 9. Which kid's meal is healthier?

    Spaghetti-O’s
    Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Spaghetti-O’s are healthier!

    Campbell's Spaghetti-O's have 180 calories per serving and one gram of fat versus Kraft's 410 calories and 19 grams of fat.

  10. 10. Which Alfredo sauce is healthier?

    Classico Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce
    Ragu Light Parmesan Alfredo Sauce
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Classico Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce is healthier!

    Each portion size of the Ragu sauce has twice the fat and more than double the calories than Classico's sauce.

  11. 11. Which side is healthier?

    French Fries
    Tater Tots
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Tater tots are healthier!

    Tater tots have almost half the calories and fat than French fries.

Do You Know Which Food Is Healthier?