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Testing My Eating Smarts

Test your smart-eating knowledge with this short quiz. See how much you know already and learn more about what you can do to help make healthy choices.

Question 1
Some types of bread are healthier than others.
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Bread made with whole grains is more nutritious than bread made with highly processed or “refined” flour. Here’s why: 100% whole-wheat flour is made from the entire wheat grain. Highly processed or “refined” flour only includes the starchy parts of the grain. With refined flour, you'll miss out on the nutrients and fiber found in whole-wheat flour.
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The truth is, bread made with whole grains is more nutritious than bread made with highly processed or “refined” flour. Here’s why: 100% whole-wheat flour is made from the entire wheat grain. Highly processed or “refined” flour only includes the starchy parts of the grain. With refined flour, you’ll miss out on the nutrients and fiber found in whole-wheat flour.
Question 2
All meats have the same calorie and fat content.
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As you know, some cuts of red meat can be high in calories, total fat, and saturated fat. Try lean cuts of red meat and fish, as well as chicken and turkey with skin removed. These can be a healthier way to eat.
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Truth is, some cuts of red meat can be high in calories, total fat, and saturated fat. Try lean cuts of red meat and fish, as well as chicken and turkey with skin removed. These can be a healthier way to eat.
Question 3
You can have some sweets with your meal if you cut back on other carbs during the same meal.
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The truth is, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) says you can fit some sweets into your meal with some planning. What’s the key? Switch small portions of sweets and sweeteners for other carb-containing foods in your meals and snacks.
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The truth is, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) says you can fit some sweets into your meal with some planning. What’s the key? Switch small portions of sweets and sweeteners for other carb-containing foods in your meals and snacks.
Question 4
Planning diabetes-friendly meals helps you control your blood sugar levels.
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But that’s not all. Planning diabetes-friendly meals can help you:
  • Feel better
  • Improve your blood sugar levels
  • Lower your blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Maintain or lose weight
  • Maintain a nutritious diet
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The truth is, planning diabetes-friendly meals can help you:
  • Feel better
  • Improve your blood sugar levels
  • Lower your blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Maintain or lose weight
  • Maintain a nutritious diet
Question 5
All fats are the same.
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As you know, saturated and trans fats are unhealthy fats. They can raise your cholesterol and put you at a higher risk for heart disease. The ADA suggests you eat less of these. Why? Because doing so can help lower your risk of heart attack or stroke. As you cut back on saturated and trans fats, you can substitute with other fats, including monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and omega-3 fatty acids. All fat is high in calories so it is important to control portion sizes as well.
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The fact is, saturated and trans fats are unhealthy fats. They can raise your cholesterol and put you at a high risk for heart disease. The ADA suggests you eat less of these. Why? Because doing so can help lower your risk of heart attack or stroke. As you cut back on saturated and trans fats, you can substitute with other fats, including monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and omega-3 fatty acids. All fat is high in calories so it is important to control portion sizes as well.
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