The Ultimate Healthy Breakfast Quiz

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The Ultimate Healthy Breakfast Quiz
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About This Quiz

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy and well-balanced breakfast can help decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes and even cancer, and is an essential part of an effective weight loss plan. Ready to do away with hash browns and sugary cereals? Take this quiz and find out how your can eat a healthier breakfast.
What percentage of American teenage girls skip breakfast?
25 percent
50 percent
75 percent
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Approximately 75 percent of American teenage girls don't eat breakfast. About half of teenage boys eat breakfast.

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If you skip breakfast, you are more likely to:
binge on unhealthy foods
snack throughout the whole day
both of the above
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Skipping breakfast is not a good weight loss plan. If you skip breakfast, you are more likely to binge on unhealthy foods and you are more likely to snack throughout the day.

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What percentage of people who have lost 30 pounds or more eat breakfast most mornings?
75 percent
85 percent
90 percent
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Eating breakfast should be part of every diet plan. In fact, almost everyone who has successfully lost a significant amount of weight eats breakfast most mornings.

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Eating breakfast:
slows down your metabolism
increases your metabolism
increases your sympathetic nervous system
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Jump start your day and jump start your metabolism by eating breakfast! A metabolism in good working order means less snacking and unhealthy eating throughout the day.

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A healthy breakfast should include:
lean protein and complex carbohydrates
complex carbohydrates and healthy fats
lean protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats
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Breakfast is not a time to eat whatever you want. Start your day off right by eating a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats.

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What are healthy on-the-go breakfast options?
fiber-rich muffins or homemade granola
cut fresh fruit or whole-grain sandwiches
either of the above
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One of the best ways to maintain a healthy breakfast regimen is to plan ahead. Make healthy on-the-go breakfast options ahead of time, such as fiber-rich muffins, homemade granola, cut fresh fruit or whole-grain sandwiches.

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Why do eggs have a bad reputation as an unhealthy breakfast choice?
high in cholesterol
low in nutritional value
both of the above
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Eggs are high in nutritional value but they are also high in cholesterol. There are about 210 mg of cholesterol in a large egg yolk.

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If you have high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease or diabetes you likely:
can only eat one egg yolk a day
can only eat two eggs yolks a week
cannot eat egg yolks
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Most people with high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease or diabetes are told to limit their cholesterol intake to under 200 mg, which eliminates egg yolk consumption entirely.

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What are some health benefits of eggs?
low in calories and sodium
high in protein and choline
both of the above
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Eggs are actually very healthy. They are high in protein (over 6 grams per egg) and choline (over 250 milligrams per egg), which helps with cell functioning. Eggs are also low in calories and sodium.

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Oatmeal can help improve which of the following health conditions?
high cholesterol
diabetes
both of the above
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Oatmeal for breakfast can help lower your cholesterol and decrease your risk of heart disease.

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Oatmeal is rich in:
omega-3 fatty acids
potassium
both of the above
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Oatmeal is a healthy breakfast option. It's rich in omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid and potassium.

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Which of the following is the least processed?
old-fashioned oatmeal
steel cut oatmeal
quick cooking oatmeal
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Steel cut oatmeal, the least processed type of oatmeal, contains the most fiber per serving and is chewier that other types of oatmeal.

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Which of the following is a breakfast “superfood?”
apples
berries
bananas
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Berries are considered to be a superfood because they can help you lose weight and they lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

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Which of the following is a “superfood” not traditionally served for breakfast?
broccoli
garlic
both of the above
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Broccoli, garlic, onions, tomatoes and leafy greens are all great superfoods. Try making a delicious omelet containing these superfoods.

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Why are some smoothies unhealthy?
too many calories
too much sugar
both of the above
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Smoothies can be a healthy breakfast choice, but buyer beware. Some smoothies contain a very high number of calories and sugar per serving.

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What are some healthy ingredients for smoothies?
yogurt and berries
soymilk and juice
either of the above
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Try making a healthy smoothie at home with healthy ingredients, including yogurt, soymilk, juice and fresh or frozen fruit. Try to incorporate “superfoods” into your smoothie by including ingredients such as berries.

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How many calories are in one cup of black coffee?
almost none
50 calories
100 calories
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Black coffee contains no fat and almost no calories. You start to run into trouble when you add sugar, flavored syrups, and cream or milk.

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How much fiber should be included in your breakfast every morning?
two grams
five grams
eight grams
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A good serving of fiber in your breakfast every morning, about five grams, can help you meet your daily fiber goals of 20 to 30 grams. A breakfast rich in fiber can also decrease snacking throughout the day.

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What are good sources of fiber for breakfast?
breakfast cereals and fruit
vegetables and whole grains
both of the above
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There are a variety of fiber-rich breakfast options such as cereals, fruit, vegetables, whole grains including bread, oats and corn meal, and beans.

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What are good sources of protein for breakfast?
nuts and eggs
whole grains and low-fat dairy
both of the above
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Most people should consume a minimum of five grams of protein every morning for breakfast. Try incorporating protein-rich breakfast foods into your meal plan, such as nuts, eggs, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean meat.

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