Whole Foods Quiz: Test Your Nutrition Knowledge

Welcome to day "W" of the 2012 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. The month is winding down, so it's a great time to test your whole foods knowledge. Here's a simple quiz to get you thinking about what you put on your plate.
Photo courtesy Morguefile.

1. Which provides the most fiber and vitamins?
    a. One cup of 100% pure apple juice
    b. One cup of unsweetened, homemade applesauce
    c. One cup of chopped, fresh apple

ANSWER: All of these choices are healthy options! But, to really get the most from your apple indulgence, opt for the last option, a fresh apple. Since apple juice and applesauce are heated and processed, they lose some of their valuable nutrients. To learn more about apples, check out "An Apple A Day: Kicking off the 2012 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge!".

2. Quinoa is a
    a. vegetable
    b. grain
    c. fruit

ANSWER: Quinoa is a protein-filled grain. It's similar in texture to couscous or rice. To learn more about quinoa, check out my two posts, "3 Ways to Eat Quinoa," and "What is quinoa?".

3. A vegan doesn't eat
    a. honey
    b. olive oil
    c. pickles

ANSWER: Unlike a vegetarian, vegans do not eat any products produced by animals. So, a vegan would not eat honey, since it is made by bees. Still not sure about the differences between vegans and vegetarians? Check out my post "Vegan Vs. Vegetarian" posted yesterday!

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living

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22 comments:

  1. Me too! I think I'm gonna make quinoa with black beans tonight. (With grilled hot dogs) Bad, bad bad.

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    1. Oh! I have never mixed quinoa with black beans. I really like it mixed with peas and a dash of olive oil and sea salt. YUM! ~Angela

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  2. Yay, I passed your test :) Fun W post.

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    1. Good for you! Thanks for stopping by! ~Angela

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  4. lovely blog ! new follower here from a-z challange.
    http://theallotmenttimes.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Happy A to Z! ~Angela

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    1. That's ok! I already know you're a healthy gal! :) ~Angela

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  6. I would gather that most fruits and vegetables are the best for you in their raw state right? Are there any exceptions that you know of?

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    1. Yes, the less processing the better. Heating can destroy vitamins. Juicing leaves the fibrous part of the fruit/vegetable behind. I think the healthiest raw foods are organic, from heirloom seeds and washed thoroughly! ~Angela

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  7. Well, on a good note I ate a fresh apple and pineapple slices this morning for breakfast. Being a vegan isn't for everyone, surely not me. Good luck!

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    1. Awesome! That sounds like a yummy and healthy breakfast!! Yes, I'm not sure I could give up honey and cheese...I like my dairy! ~Angela

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  8. I got them all wrong....I'd be a bad vegan, I think, lol. Nice post!

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  9. Hi Angela! Great post. I got them all right. : )

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    1. Good for you! Thanks for stopping by! ~Angela

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