POPSUGAR Fitness Pop Quiz Nutrition 101 by Fitness 3/25/09 2 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Aside from ushering in Spring, March is also National Nutrition Month — the perfect time for a nutrition quiz! Take this quiz to test your nutrition knowledge. Source Nutrition 101 T/F: In the new food pyramid, beans and meat share a food group. True False The average woman should eat how much protein daily? 10 to 20 grams 20 to 40 grams 40 to 60 grams 80 to 100 grams T/F: Dairy products are the only food source of calcium. True False Fructose is ________________________. A simple sugar. Sugar found naturally in fruit. Metabolized quickly and easily by the body. All of the above. None of the above. T/F: Most yogurts naturally contain probiotics. True False Progress Read More Nutrition 101National Nutrition MonthQuiz POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Results With Our Fitness Newsletter Personalize Running Working Out Weight Loss Yoga Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions NurseKimberly 6 years Probiotics are dietary supplements of live bacteria or yeasts thought to be healthy for the host organism. According to the currently adopted definition by WHO, probiotics are: ‘Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’. Lactic acid bacteria are the most common type of microbes used. Lactic acid bacteria have been used in the food industry for many years, because they are able to convert sugars (including lactose) and other carbohydrates into lactic acid. This not only provides the characteristic sour taste of fermented dairy foods such as yogurt, but also, by lowering the pH, may create fewer opportunities for spoilage organisms to grow, hence creating possible health benefits by preventing gastrointestinal infections. Strains of the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, are the most widely used probiotic bacteria. Probiotic bacterial cultures are intended to assist the body's naturally occurring gut flora, an ecology of microbes, to re-establish themselves. They are sometimes recommended by doctors, and, more frequently, by nutritionists, after a course of antibiotics, or as part of the treatment for gut related candidiasis. In these cases, the bacteria that work well with our bodies may decrease in number, an event which allows harmful competitors to thrive, to the detriment of our health. Claims are made that probiotics strengthen the immune system to combat allergies, excessive alcohol intake, stress, exposure to toxic substances, and other diseases. Maintenance of a healthy gut flora is, however, dependent on many factors, especially the quality of food intake. lifeloveandlattes 6 years I didn't know there was a new food pyramid. :( brownsuga928 6 years OMG 2/5! I mostly guessed. I need to catch up on the new info about health! Little-Miss-Jay 6 years Woo Hoo 5/5! http://littlemissjay.wordpress.com/ Smacks83 6 years I only got the protein one wrong. I thought it was way more protein (80-100) because thats what all my books say. mek123 6 years Love the comment about probiotic is the opposite of antibiotic...the only question I missed mamasitamalita 6 years what IS a probiotic? is it the opposite of an antibiotic?? amvbob 6 years I missed protein, but sparkpeople has me consuming 60-127 g of protein a day, so...I don't know how to feel about that statistic. And Jillian Michaels has me eating more protein than carbs, so maybe I'm just different! sunshinepointe 6 years 4/5 - doh on Fructose. I should have figured it was all of the above when I had a hard time deciding between two. starangel82 6 years 4/5 Missed the protien. Did better than I thought I would. kclulu 6 years Doh, 3/5. aimeeb 6 years 4/5 the protein one got me. 1apple 6 years 5/5!!! I'm going to buy a lotto ticket. ChristinaVal 6 years Omg! 2 out of 5, I need to start studyin! jm1983 6 years 4 out of 5. I am a man so i failed the question about proteins and women: fair enough. ilanac13 6 years well 3 out of 5 isn't too horrible right?