We make a lot of assumptions about what's healthy and what isn't. How much do you really know about so-called healthy foods and behaviors? Take this quiz to see if you can separate the good from the bad.
True or false: All products listed as "100 percent natural" are, in general, better for you.
Brushing your teeth as hard as possible has what effect?
less sensitivity to hot and cold
Which common sunscreen ingredient can be unhealthy?
So-called light salad dressings are often loaded with what?
Why are veggie pizzas not quite as healthy as they seem?
They have more cheese than average.
The veggies aren't fresh.
They lack pepperoni, a vital part of any diet.
To maintain a healthy weight, how many meals per day should you eat?
many smaller meals
About how much sodium does an average can of soup have?
What happens when you take higher-than-recommended levels of vitamins?
You urinate out the excess.
You get sick less often.
You are healthier in general.
Why is granola often a poor snacking choice?
It is too filling.
It is loaded with calories.
It has too much salt.
Sun exposure can damage your skin, but avoiding it altogether can lead to a deficiency in what vitamin?
Frozen diet dinners often contain too much of what ingredient?
Why does napping during the day have negative consequences for many people?
It makes it harder to concentrate later in the day.
It can worsen insomnia.
It messes with your melatonin levels.
About how many calories does a single serving of spinach artichoke dip contain?
Why are gluten-free products healthier than other products?
They contain healthier proteins.
They aren't necessarily healthier.
They contain no wheat.
BHA is found in crackers, beer, butter and other foods and may cause what?
Which color of corn chips is healthiest?
What's a drawback of antibacterial soap?
It exposes you to unnecessary chemicals.
It can disrupt your body's hormone balance.
Why are doughnuts NOT a great choice for breakfast?
They don't contain enough carbohydrates.
They lack protein.
They aren't tasty.
Why is flavored fat-free yogurt NOT so healthy?
It has high sugar content.
It has high salt content.
It has almost no nutrients.
What do many bottled waters fail to list on their labels?
water treatment history
Deli turkey meat often has levels of this substance, which is hard on your heart.
What makes diet soda less than healthy for your body?
It has too many calories.
It triggers insulin and weight gain.
Its sweeteners can rot your teeth.
What potentially life-threatening ingredient do many manufacturers add to dried fruit?
How does skipping meals, such as breakfast, help a weight-loss plan?
It lowers calories.
It helps burn sugar in your body.
It really doesn't.
What ingredient do enhanced waters often include in excess?
Diet soda might lead to how much of an increase in metabolic syndrome?
How many calories are there in a 40-ounce (1,134-gram) Smoothie King Greek Yogurt Peach Papaya smoothie?
How long should you wait to brush your teeth after a meal?
Do it immediately.
What makes for a good snack after a hard workout?
a protein bar
What is the optimum number of showers per day to maintain hygiene?