All Things Food

Food & nutrition are some of our most recurring conversations these days. We've survived as a species for 10,000 years, but we've suddenly become very confused about what (and how much) to eat. This quiz challenges how much you really know about your body, and the food you put into it.

Food is necessary to sustain ourselves, but do you really know what your body needs to be healthy, or do you simply eat anything put in front of you? Find out if you are what you eat.

Created by: Joe M
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1. What is the approximate percentage of corn in the average American diet (this includes sweeteners and corn-based additives)?
10
25
35
50
70
90
2. John is a 200 lb professional athlete with a rigorous training schedule that includes weight-lifting and cardio. According to most medical literature (and not bodybuilding forums) what would be the MAXIMUM amount of grams of protein John should consume each day?
80 grams
100 grams
125 grams
155 grams
190 grams
220 grams
3. The macro-nutrient ratio (carbs to fat to protein) of raw almonds is approximately?
5% carbs/ 70% fat/ 25% protein
15% carbs/ 70% fat/ 15% protein
15% carbs/ 45% fat/ 40% protein
5% carbs/ 20% fat/ 75% protein
4. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has become a major health concern, as of late. Which of the following is NOT TRUE of fructose or HFCS?
Fructose contains no real enzymes, vitamins, or minerals
HFCS contains a large amount of 'unbound' fructose, which interfers with the heart's absorption of key minerals
It inhibits the ability of white blood cells to defend the body
Fructose reduces affinity of insulin to its receptors, which is a major cause of type 2 diabetes
HFCS inhibits the body's uptake of key antioxidants
Fructose is converted to fatty acids at a higher rate than glucose
5. If you were stranded on a desert island with only one food supply for an entire year, your best bet for survival would be?
Bananas
Milk Chocolate
Potatoes
Peanut Butter
Coconut
Watermelon
6. Purely in terms of 'Biological Value' (the rate at which protein becomes readily available for synthesis) which of the following is the 'best protein'?
Whey
Eggs
Milk/Cheese
Fish/Meat/Poultry
Rice/Beans
7. The recommended MINIMUM daily intake of vegetables (as prescribed by the US government) for an average adult, aged 19-30 is?
1/2 serving
1 1/2 servings
2 servings
2 1/2 servings
3 servings
5 servings
8. Margarine was once mandated by US legislation, to do which of the following (as it contains many artificial additives)?
To be sold only at drug stores
To be dyed bright pink
To have an 'ARTIFICAL' label placed on the lid
To be packaged in self-locking, child-proof containers
To be illegal for purchase by minors
9. Which of the following labels on a carton of eggs will BEST ensure (although never completely) that your eggs were produced naturally AND humanely?
Pasture Raised
United Egg Produce Certified
Certified Humane
Organic
Free Range/Free Roaming
Fertile
10. BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate, and this accounts for 60-70% of your daily metabolic process. BMR is the 'standby' stuff-- circulation, cell production, and organ function. Hence, the BMR of severe burn victims can reach how many calories per day?
2000
4000
6000
8000
11. TEF stands for Thermic Effect of Food-- it is the calories 'burned' by simply converting food into energy within the body. Hence, a 1,000 calorie steak (about 11.5 ounces) will actually provide the body with how many calories?
450-500
700-750
850-900
All 1000
12. Light jogging burns about 8 calories per minute. Conversely, sex burns about?
5
10
15
20
25
30
13. In their mid-twenties, without exercise/ weight-training, men will begin to lose their muscle at a rate of what per year?
.25%
.50%
1.0%
2.5%
4.0%
14. Which of the following spreads has the HIGHEST caloric content?
Sour Cream
Mustard
Jam
Horse Radish
Peanut Butter
15. How many slices (assume a slice is 1 oz) of wheat bread do you need to eat to achieve your minimum recommended amount of of fiber (20 grams)?
4
8
12
16
20
16. At current, what percent of Americans are obese (does not include 'overweight')?
14%
25%
31%
44%
49%
63%

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