Dieting Quiz

1. Which type of diet has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease?

A. Atkins diet
B. South Beach diet
C. Paleo diet
D. Mediterranean diet

2. Which of these describes the Mediterranean Diet?

A. Very low carbohydrates (no rice, pasta or bread), high protein and fat from meat, eggs and other sources
B. Plenty of fish, vegetables, fruit and dairy, whole grains, olive oil and other healthy fats, moderate wine consumption
C. Restricted carbohydrates, including fruits; encourages healthy fats, vegetables and low-fat proteins
D. Includes meats, vegetables, fruits, roots and nuts; excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes

3. What happens to the body when you eat doughnuts?

A. A rapid spike in blood sugar
B. A burst of energy, followed by a sluggish feeling
C. A release of insulin, which causes the blood sugar to plummet
D. All of the above

4. Which of the following is considered a “healthy” fat by nutritionists?

A. Saturated fat, which is solid at room temperature and comes from animal sources
B. Trans fat, found in processed packaged foods
C. Monounsaturated fat, found in plant-based foods and oils
D. Partially hydrogenated fat, chemically altered by adding a hydrogen atom to an unsaturated fat

5. Why is fatty fish an important part of a healthy diet?

A. It has omega-3 fatty acids that are important for brain health
B. It lowers your risk of certain cancers
C. It is low in calories and high in protein
D. All of the above

6. Which of these eating habits is not linked with losing weight and keeping it off?

A. Chewing gum
B. Snacking often
C. Eating out
D. Drinking water

7. What drink may lower risk of early death?

A. Diet sodas
B. Coffee
C. Prune juice
D. Water

8. Which of the following can be a diet buster?

A  Consuming low-fat dairy
B. Sleeping at least seven hours a night
C. Choosing food labeled “fat-free”
D. Meditating a few minutes each day

9. Eat this, not that. Which of the following food switches makes the most sense for health and weight loss?

A. Steel-cut oats instead of instant oats with sugar
B. Unbuttered popcorn instead of potato chips
C. A small piece of dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate candy bar
D.  All of the above