Digestive Health Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

We eat every day but what happens after the food leaves our mouths is mostly a mystery to many of us. Find out how your digestion knowledge stacks up with this digestive quiz.

How long does it take to digest an average meal?

A normal meal takes between 12 and 24 hours to digest completely.

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How much saliva do you produce each day?

We typically produce 6 cups, or 1.5 quarts, of saliva each day.

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How many servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains should you eat daily?

Each of us should eat five servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains each day.

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What is the maximum daily recommended percentage of calories from fat?

Calories from fat should not exceed 30 percent of total calories consumed each day.

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How much do Americans spend on laxatives each year?

Americans spend nearly $1 billion (actually about $900 million) on laxatives annually.

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Why is fiber essential to a healthy digestive tract?

Fiber acts as a natural laxatives, gives us a "full" feeling that keeps us from overeating and keeps food moving smoothly through the digestive tract.

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What is the most common digestive illness seen by doctors today?

Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common digestive condition about which people see their doctor each year.

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How much money do Americans spend on dietary supplements each year?

Americans spend a breathtaking $14 billion on dietary supplements each year.

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Which cereal has more bran?

Bran flakes have more fiber than most other cereals.

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