Nutrition Quiz.

Do you think you're smart? Are you a so called bodybuilding guru? Take this 30 question quiz to find out if you should go back to reading Seventeen Magazine!
Nutrition Quiz

Question #1

Carbohydrates contain this many calories per gram:

A. 4 calories
B. 7 calories
C. 9 calories
D. All the above - depends on whether it's a simple or complex carb

Question #2

What is the difference between "essential" vs. "non-essential" amino acids?

A. Essential amino acids are needed for survival while the body doesn't need non-essentials.
B. Essential amino acids build muscle while non-essentials maintains inner organs, skin etc.
C. Non-essential amino acids build muscle while essentials maintains inner organs, skin etc.
D. The body produces non-essential amino acids, while you have to consume essentials.

Question #3

Water is important to bodybuilders because…

A. Dehydration is a big obstacle to optimal performance.
B. It decreases the fat absorption from the food you eat.
C. Water inhibits the tissue damage done by free radicals.
D. All the above.

Question #4

How many water-soluble vs. fat-soluble vitamins are there?

A. 8 water-soluble, 4 fat-soluble
B. 9 water-soluble, 6 fat-soluble
C. 10 water-soluble (including retinol), 4 fat-soluble
D. 8 water-soluble, 5 fat-soluble

Question #5

Fish is a nice fit into your diet because…

A. It is packed with protein of equal or higher biological value than eggs and milk.
B. Most types of fish come loaded with beneficial essential fatty acids.
C. Some types of fish have hormones that trigger a burst of Human Growth Hormone upon ingestion.
D. All the above.

Question #6

Enzymes are…

A. What keeps the cells alive.
B. Proteins working as catalysts.
C. The stuff that breaks down your food when you're too lazy to chew properly.
D. All the above.

Question #7

Which type of meat packs the most protein per ounce?

A. Chicken
B. Tuna
C. Salmon
D. Ostrich

Question #8

Free radicals are…

A. A harmful byproduct of anabolic steroid use.
B. The hormones released as a result of prolonged dehydration.
C. A harmful byproduct of metabolized food.
D. The collective name for the individual components of a protein molecule.

Question #9

Which benefit DON'T you get from fiber?

A. Healthy digestion
B. Can help lower bad cholesterol
C. Better mineral absorption
D. Increased sense of fullness
E. Some protection against heart disease

Question #10

The quality of a specific protein type can be enhanced by…

A. Ingesting it immediately before training.
B. Eating other types of protein before, during the same meal or afterwards.
C. Drinking slightly acidic fruit juice with the meal.
D. Taking Omega-3 supplements within 2 hours after the meal.

Question #11

The Glycemic Index is…

A. The scientific scale of protein's biological value (BV) as it affects humans.
B. A scale to measure how fast carbohydrates enters the blood after ingestion of different foods.
C. An index of micronutrients best suited for enhancing the bacalogenic nitrogen balance in your muscles through sustained workouts.
D. An index of how different amino acids "hooks up" with other amino acids to form complete proteins.

Question #12

Vitamin C & E, selenium and beta-carotene are examples of…

A. IGF-1 enhancers
B. Antioxidants
C. Carcinogens
D. Hydroxycethels

Question #13

How many calories per gram does alcohol have?

A. 3 grams
B. 4 grams
C. 7 grams
D. 9 grams

Question #14

Which type of carbohydrate is most suitable for a bodybuilder immediately following a workout?

A. Boiled white rice
B. Carrots
C. Gatorade (US brand)
D. Jelly beans

Question #15

Which mineral can be toxic if overdosed?

A. Zinc
B. Iron
C. Potassium
D. All the above

Question #16

Soy protein is of such low quality it's negligible.


Question #17

Eating lots of carbs is great for packing on size.


Question #18

Beef is more fatty than avocados.


Question #19

The recommended daily dose of ephedra alkaloids is 20 milligrams.


Question #20

Sugar consumption increases the amount of free radicals in your body.


Question #21

Ketosis is the sweet state where the body runs primarily on fat and amino acids.


Question #22

Ectomorphs (naturally skinny persons) should avoid protein and consume lots of unsaturated fat to increase their total calorie intake.


Question #23

Glycogen (the "muscle fuel" you use when working out) is stored in the liver.


Question #24

Saturated, unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats have the same amount of calories per gram.


Question #25

Maltose is a type of milk sugar.


Question #26

Since vitamin C is fat-soluble, you can load up the body's storage and reap its protective benefits for a prolonged period of time.


Question #27

White grape juice is best suited for post-workout consumption.


Question #28

Sticking to a few, well-planned dishes is better than a widely varied diet.


Question #29

Thirst is a good indicator of when you need to drink.


Question #30

Quorn is a type of protein-rich fungus.