Pop Quiz: How Healthy Are You? (Part 2: Fluids)

by in Healthy Tips, January 11, 2011

Bottled Water

Last week you took the whole grain challenge; this week find out how much you know about fluids. Take the four-question quiz and score yourself (answers on the bottom).  Good luck!

Question 1: Which hydrates you best?
Orange juice
B. An orange
C. Both choices hydrate the same

Question 2: How many glasses of water do you need per day?
B. 15
C. It depends on the person

Question 3: Americans gets over _______ percent of their daily calories from fluids?
B. 15
C. 20

Question 4: Bottled water is nutritionally superior to tap water.
B. False
C. There is no difference.

The Results

If you picked all Cs, congratulations  — you got a perfect score!  Add up your score based on the following, then read your results below:
A’s = 1 point
B’s = 3 points
C’s = 5 points

If You Scored:
15-20 Points: You’re a Fluid Fanatic
You know which foods and bevvies are best to meet your daily fluid requirements. Keep up the great work!

10-14 Points: You’re Knowledge is Growing
You’re aware of how important getting enough fluids are, but could use some extra fluid facts. Check out this previous post to help build your knowledge.

4-9 Points: Up Your Bevvies
Good hydration is an essential part of a healthy diet. Start by taking small steps towards meeting your fluid requirements. Carrying around a reusable container is a good way to remind you to drink.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »

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