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Digestive Health Quiz
by Staff
We eat every day but what happens after the food leaves our mouths is mostly a mystery to many of us. Find out how your digestion knowledge stacks up with this digestive quiz.

How long does it take to digest an average meal?

  • 8 to 12 hours
  • 12 to 24 hours
  • 48 hours

How much saliva do you produce each day?

  • 1 cup
  • 4 cups
  • 6 cups

How many servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains should you eat daily?

  • 1 serving
  • 3 servings
  • 5 servings

What is the maximum daily recommended percentage of calories from fat?

  • 20 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 40 percent

How much do Americans spend on laxatives each year?

  • $10 million
  • $100 million
  • $1 billion

Why is fiber essential to a healthy digestive tract?

  • It acts as a natural laxative.
  • It fills you up so you don't overeat.
  • It keeps food moving through the digestive tract.
  • All of the above.

What is the most common digestive illness seen by doctors today?

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Heartburn
  • Intestinal parasites

How much money do Americans spend on dietary supplements each year?

  • $10 million
  • $1 billion
  • $14 billion

Which cereal has more bran?

  • Frosted corn flakes
  • Oatmeal
  • Bran flakes