Nutrition Quiz

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How good is your nutrition knowledge? Take this quick true or false quiz and find our your nutrition IQ!

  1. Eating bananas can make you feel happier and more confident
  2. Eating dried fruits is great for high performance athletes
  3. Broccoli uplifts and tightens your skin
  4. Eating too many eggs can be bad for your skin
  5. A woman who snores is less prone to cardiovascular diseases
  6. If a food contains sugar, “sugar” must be listed on the packaging
  7. Vitamin E slows the aging of cells
  8. Men’s hearts beat faster than women’s
  9. In order to lose one pound, you need to burn 3500 calories
  10. Live bacteria found in some fermented foods may boost our immune system

Answers:

  1. True – bananas, as well as walnuts, pineapples and tomatoes, increase your serotonin levels in your brain, therefore putting you in a more positive mood that may help you feel more confident, flexible and relaxed.
  2. True – dried fruit is loaded with magnesium which aids in relaxing muscles and prevents cramps
  3. True – broccoli helps the formation of collagen and therefore gives your skin an uplifting boost. Added bonus – it’s high level of vitamin C is great for your skin’s overall glow due to it’s anti-aging properties
  4. False – eggs are loaded with vitamins and proteins aiding your skin to a beautiful complexion
  5. False – women who snore are twice as likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than women who do not. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in North America
  6. False- sugar is often hiding via other words including sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltodextrin or other others. Word of advice – try to only purchase items that have less that 10 grams of sugar per serving. There are 4 calories in every one gram of sugar
  7. True – vitamin E ensures that your cells remain active leading to younger looking skin
  8. False – women’s hearts beat faster than men’s. On average, women are smaller so therefore the faster the heart rate.
  9. True – I was shocked at that one! That’s a whole lot of cardio for every pound
  10. True – Foods such as yogurt with live active cultures, or probiotics (‘good’ bacteria), may play a role in disease prevention. Studies suggest they may help reduce risk of digestive problems, colon cancer and ulcers, and enhance immune function.

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