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COMMENTS
BY Alyse

Test Your Nutrition Factoid Knowledge

See how many you can guess correctly:

1)Which is a nutritionally superior snack- chocolate or gummy bears?

2)True/False: Lactaid non-fat milk is nutritionally different from regular non-fat milk.

3)Which of the following can help ease digestion?
a. Grapefruit
b. Basil
c. Lemons

4)Which of the following legumes contains the most fiber per half cup serving?
a. Black Beans
b. Lentils
c. Split Peas
d. Kidney Beans

5) True/False: Corn is among one of the top allergy-causing foods.

So, how did you do? Check below-

Answers:

1)Chocolate is the winner-pure chocolate has flavonoids, plant chemicals that help prevent heart attacks and cancer. Also, although chocolate is relatively high in fat, most of the fat in chocolate is stearic acid, which doesn’t raise cholesterol if eaten in moderate amounts. On the flip side, gummy bears only contain artificial food dyes, which are linked to allergies, ADHD and some cancers.

2)False-Lactaid fat-free milk and regular fat-free milk are exactly equal in terms of nutritional content and taste! The only difference is that lactaid milk contains the enzyme lactase in it (which digests lactose-the sugar in milk), while non-lactaid milk doesn’t contain lactase. People who are “lactose intolerant” don’t produce lactase, so if they drink non-lactaid milk they can’t digest the lactose, and they will suffer from abdominal cramps and bloating.

3)Basil-this herb has a reputation for easing a number of digestive disorders, especially gas. One possible explanation for this may be that basil contains a compound called eugenol, which has been shown to help ease muscle spasms, thereby relieving gas and stomach cramps.

4) Kidney Beans- In a 1/2 cup serving, kidney beans contain 6.9grams of fiber, black beans contain 6.1grams, lentils contain 5.2grams, and split peas only contain 3.1. *However, lentils contain the most insoluble fiber of the bunch (which helps keep you “regular”).

5)True-Along with shellfish, tree nuts, eggs, soy, milk and wheat, corn is one of the top allergy causing foods.