Quiz: Are you eating right?
by Staff
Diet is a key risk factor for heart disease and one of the easiest to change, with a little knowledge. Take our healthy diet quiz to see how well you do.

Which fats are better for you?

  • unsaturated fats: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated
  • saturated fats
  • They have the same effect on your health.

Which of the following does not contain unsaturated fats?

  • safflower oil
  • olive oil
  • butter

Which of the following foods is least likely to raise your cholesterol levels?

  • eggs
  • peanuts
  • meats

Which of the following pairs of foods do NOT contain comparable amounts of cholesterol?

  • shrimp and crayfish
  • lean beef and fish
  • fruit and chicken

Which of the following should you avoid, to maintain a healthy water balance in your body?

  • coffee
  • orange juice
  • milk

To help lower blood pressure, which of these foods should you eat?

  • bananas
  • tomato sauce
  • lima beans
  • All of these foods would help lower blood pressure.

What are the three P’s for eating healthy on a budget?

  • purchase, prepare, preserve,
  • plan, purchase, prepare
  • plan, prepare, preserve

If you drink alcohol, you should do so in moderation. How many drinks per day are acceptable?

  • one for men; one for women
  • one for men; two for women
  • two for men; one for men

Which of the following is considered a whole grain and a source of low carbohydrates?

  • white flour
  • buckwheat
  • crackers

What is the Glycemic Index?

  • a list of all sugary foods
  • a guide that creates a meal plan based on your weight
  • a guide that ranks carbohydrates levels according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels

Which of the following is NOT a great food choice before exercising?

  • low-fat snack
  • fatty meal
  • a meal with a moderate amount of protein

In order to maintain a healthy diet and weight, what should you pay attention to while preparing meals?

  • serving sizes
  • color of the food
  • serving temperature

Acids form in your mouth every time a sugary snack is consumed. How long does this acid continue to affect your teeth after eating?

  • five minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • 20 minutes

Which of the following minerals can be used to balance blood sugar and wean sugar cravings?

  • potassium
  • chromium
  • iodine

Which of the following is composed of 15 to 20 percent fat?

  • ground turkey
  • ground beef
  • ground chicken

Which of the following is a result of lack of protein in our diet?

  • slow growth
  • weakened heart
  • reduced muscle mass
  • all of the above

Which of the following foods is found to prevent eye disease?

  • spinach
  • fish
  • tomatoes

You should limit sodium intake to how much per day?

  • one teaspoon
  • one tablespoon
  • one cup

To avoid trans fat, you should use what on your salads?

  • eggs
  • low fat ranch dressing
  • olive oil

What visual guide is used as a healthy outline of what to eat each day?

  • Food Guide Pyramid
  • The Proportion Placemat
  • The Food F.I.L.E.