Test your nutrition IQ: Debunking common nutrition beliefs
By Sam McManis
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | One of our favorite blogs is Monica Reinagel's "Nutrition Data," in which she often surprises readers by debunking common beliefs.
Take our quiz based on several of the nutritionist's recent blog posts.
1. Cholesterol-watchers will be shocked to find out this fact:
a) A salmon fillet has more saturated fat than three Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks.
b) Chicken with skin has more cholesterol than skinless chicken.
c) A medium-size baked potato contains more fat than 1 cup of mashed potatoes.
2. Brown and white rice have the same number of calories (200 per cup), but white rice is healthier in what respect:
a) It's enriched with iron and folate.
b) It contains 3 grams more fiber.
c) It promotes a "feeling of fullness" for dieters.
3. Egg yolks are not evil because they ...
a) Are lower in cholesterol than egg whites
b) Contain as much protein and more omega-3 acids than whites
c) Sop up nicely with your toast
4. In another bashing of brown rice, the blog posits that a medium baked potato with the skin has more of what than the rice?
a) Vitamin C and B6
b) Folate and iron
c) All of the above
ANSWERS: 1: b (without skin, 85mg; with skin, 84 mg but skinless chicken has less fat); 2: a; 3: b; 4: c
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