Test your nutrition IQ: Walnuts
By Sam McManis
November marks the culmination of the walnut harvest in
1. Nutritionists say the proper serving size for chopped (or shelled) walnuts is 1 ounce, which is 183 calories. How many shelled walnut halves constitute an ounce?
2. Most people overindulge once they start eating walnuts. Be careful. Eating a cup of chopped walnuts is akin to eating what?
a) 1 1/4 McDonald's Big Macs
b) 3 slices of cheesecake
c) 2 KFC extra-crispy thighs
d) any of the above
3. A cup of walnuts, however, does contain 31 percent of the daily value for fiber. That high fiber content leads to a feeling of fullness, researchers say, and so helps with weight loss. According to the
a) three times
c) four times
d) not likely
b) Type 2 diabetes
c) heart disease
5. One cup of chopped walnuts contains 200 percent of the daily value of manganese. What benefits does manganese provide?
a) normalizes blood sugar levels
b) helps the thyroid gland function properly
c) linked to better bone health
d) all of the above
ANSWERS: 1: b; 2: d (1 cup of walnuts: 765 calories); 3: a; 4: b; 5: d
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Eating while driving © 2008, The Sacramento Bee Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
Eating while driving
© 2008, The Sacramento Bee Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services