Do You Know Your Basic Nutrition Facts?

 Good nutrition is becoming more and more important as we age, and can be the difference between a healthy body and diseased one. How much do you know about proper nutrition? Check out your knowledge in our Basic Nutrition Quiz!
 
 
Adult should consume about 700mg of calcium every day. Which of these foods has enough calcium for that?
100 grams of cheddar cheese is about 73mg of calcium.
100g of low fat fruit yoghurt
100g of cheddar cheese
100g of boiled spinach
100g of of chicken breast
 
 
Where does most of your vitamin D come from?
Eggs, oily fish and cereal also contribute to one's vitamin D intake.
Sunlight
Eggs
Apples
Milk
 
 
How many glasses of water (about 200ml) should we be drinking every day?
There is a difference between men and women however, with women needing about 400 mg less water than men (women 1600 while men need 2000).
10-12
8-10
6-8
12-14
 
 
What's the difference between a 'use by' date and a 'best before' date?
'Use by' means it can be dangerous after that date. Best before means it may not taste as good after the date.
Best before is a deadline for frozen food. Use by is a date for eating it.
They mean exactly the same.
 
 
For a food to be considered as 'low sugar', how much sugar can it have in it?
No more than 7.5g per 100g of food
No more than 15g per 100g of food
No more than 2g per 100g of food
No more than 5g per 100g of food
 
 
Which of these coffee drinks contains the most calories?
The medium skimmed mocha is almost 1000 calories! (981)
Medium Skmmed Cappuccino
Medium Skimmed Mocha
Medium Skimmed Latte
Medium Skimmed Americano
 
 
True or False: It's a good idea to exchange some of your moderate physical activity with high-intensity training.
Some benefits only come from high-intensity training and cannot be reached with moderate physical activity, no matter how much of it you do.
True
False
 
 
How much of the recommended intake of protein should come from seafood?
40%
20%
10%
50%
 
 
Which of these seafoods should we eat LESS of?
The King Mackerel has a high mercury content and should be eaten only occasionally.
Salmon
Shrimp
King Mackerel
 
 
True or False: Green peas are an example of a lean protein that can replace meat in your diet.
Green peas are 'starchy vegetables' and we shouldn't eat too many of those.
True
False
 
 
In the American diet, what is the single biggest source of saturated fat?
Cheese provides 8.5% of all the saturated fat Americans eat, followed by pizza and then grain-based and dairy desserts.
Pizza
Cheese
Burgers
Steaks
 
 
In the American diet, what is the single biggest source of sodium?
These breads provide 7.3% of sodium, followed by chicken dishes, pizza and pastas.
Lettuce
Pizza
Sourdough Breads
Pasta and Pasta Dishes
 
 
Which of these fatty foods are the healthiest for cooking purposes?
Lard
Olive Oil
Butter
Margarine
 
 
You're at a party but you don't want to eat too much, which of these is a good strategy to do so?
Mindless eating is a real thing, and it's dangerous. Beware standing near food and making conversation without noticing how much you're eating.
Drink lots of water
Wear a tight belt
Get away from the food table before starting a conversation
Dance and talk to other people
 
 
True or False: Almonds are good for losing weight
In one study, almonds were shown to increase weightloss by 62% when compared to complex carbs.
True - They increase weight loss
Fakse - The have a high fat content
You Must Learn More Nutrition
Unfortunately you did not pass this test. Nutrition is incredibly important, and every day health professionals are discovering more evidence of how true that is. Without proper nutrition, your body is bound to get unhealthy with time, and you will regret not eating right. Consult your doctor or a dietitian to make a good food plan for you so you eat right.
You Know Your Basic Nutrition
You got some answers right, but it doesn't seem you know much about proper nutrition. Nutrition is incredibly important, and every day health professionals are discovering more evidence of how true that is. Without proper nutrition, your body is bound to get unhealthy with time, and you will regret not eating right. Consult your doctor or a dietitian to make a good food plan for you so you eat right and have a look at our answers to learn more nutrition facts.
Good Job!
You know quite a bit about nutrition, if still a little less than the test asked from you. Still, you know a great deal about it and probably have a balanced diet. This knowledge comes with a burden, you can't eat anything you want anymore, and it's a shame. On the other hand, knowing what to eat can make you feel super!
You Know it All!
You are a nutrition guru! You know just what to eat and how to stop yourself from gaining unhealthy weight, as well as gear your nutrition in the direction of well-being, healthy and content. Eating the right things is crucial, and you've got a head start on everyone!
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