Quiz: Is everything you’ve been told about food a lie?

Fact or Myth, How Well Do You Know Your Food?


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Take the test and let's see if you can really tell what a is food fact, and what is pretending to be a food fact.

Fact or Myth, How Well Do You Know Your Food?

Question 1 of 9.

Brown sugar is better than white sugar

1. Fact
2. Myth

SHOCKER! Brown sugar is exactly the same as regular white sugar! The only difference is that molasses is added to brown sugar to give it some flavour. So next time your friends use brown sugar because they think it's healthier... well, we'll let you decide if you're gonna tell them or just watch with evil looks in your eyes.

Question 2 of 9.

Diet soda helps in weight loss

1. Fact
2. Myth

While diet soda may have low to zero amounts of sugar, companies usually fill them with artificial sweeteners that have basically the same fattening effect on the body. So next time you think a diet soda is gonna help you lose weight, you might wanna consider that it's a soda, not a treadmill!

Question 3 of 9.

You should not skip breakfast

1. Fact
2. Myth

The most common piece of nutrition info ever. Although your second grade teacher might not have had all the research and studies that support this (like we do over here), but breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and skipping it is not the healthiest choice ever.

Question 4 of 9.

Carrots can improve your eyesight

1. Fact
2. Myth

Carrots are rich in beta carotene, and with the right lifestyle they will definitely help you maintain a good vision. However, if you're someone with bad eyesight, chances are that glasses will be of more help than carrots.

Question 5 of 9.

Celery helps you lose weight

1. Fact
2. Myth

Apparently when you eat celery, your body tends to exert a lot of effort to digest it that you actually burn more calories than celery has! But why celery though? Why not chocolate or cheeseburger?!

Question 6 of 9.

Fats are good for you

1. Fact
2. Myth

Fats are the most stereotyped nutrients ever. It's probably because people often suffer from having too much fat, so they think it's bad. The truth is, your body needs fats to survive as much as it needs protein, vitamins and other nutrients, you just have to balance it, know how much fats you need and know the kinds of good fats.

Question 7 of 9.

Eating multiple smaller meals is better than having 3 big meals

1. Fact
2. Myth

Saying that eating multiple meals a day is better or that it makes you lose weight faster is just like saying Strawberries are bad because they cause allergies to some people. Smaller meals do work for some people, but it's not a general rule. Some people will find this way to be non-beneficial at all, and some will even find it bad for them. Bodies are different, so know your body and figure out how to keep it healthy.

Question 8 of 9.

Raw vegetables are better than cooked ones

1. Fact
2. Myth

This one is kinda tricky because it depends on what vegetable are we talking about. For example, heat is known to destroy the ascorbic acid, so you might not be getting that much vitamin C from cooked green peppers. Heat however is not bad to most vegetables, and it can even be healthy as it can boost some of the nutrients and make them more effective.

Question 9 of 9.

Microwaving your food is safe

1. Fact
2. Myth

This might be surprising to some people. When you microwave your food, the food doesn't absorb any of the microwaves, they just move the water molecules so fast that they generate heat. Microwaves however can react with the materials used in cooking like some kinds of plastic, so make sure you use plates that are labeled "safe for microwaving".

Another thing, microwaves might not damage your food, but they could have some effects on your body, so make sure you stand away from the microwave oven while it's working. You don't want any leaking microwaves getting to your body.

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