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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Comments (5)

  1. sarah says:

    These quizzes are great, but it's too easy if you make all the answers the same letter! The pointing system works, but cheating doesn't help you learn anything.

  2. Steve Apelman says:

    Bottled water is far inferior to tap water. No matter how small the molecular loading, Bisphenol leachinf occurs in plastic. The water in te botle is of course the same, but the chemical leaching the "rides" along is most harmful. Drink TAP water!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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