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Michael Greger MD

Michael Greger MD

Posted November 6, 2011

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The Best Foods: test your nutrition knowledge

Read More: algae, antioxidant, apple, apple juice, beans, breast cancer, cancer, chia, chlorella, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cooking method, cranberries, edamame, flax, lemon, lentil, mushroom, nuts, onion, orange juice, rice, soy, spirulina, sweetener, tea, tempeh, tofu, tomato juice, vegetables, water

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Today I'm highlighting twenty questions from twenty NutritionFacts.org "best of" videos ranking different classes of foods. Ultimately, the "best" apple, bean, vegetable, etc. is whichever one you actually eat (in the same way that the "best" exercise is the exercise you actually do), but if you're in a position to choose, then why not shoot for the best of the best?

The first 20 people to email me all 20 correct answers will win my latest nutrition DVD. Watch the videos for the answers and email me at nutritioncontest@gmail.com--and good luck!

1. The best apple:

  1. Braeburn
  2. Cortland
  3. Empire
  4. Fuji
  5. Gala
  6. Golden delicious
  7. Golden nugget
  8. Granny Smith
  9. Honeycrisp
  10. Idared
  11. Red delicious

2. The best bean:

  1. Black
  2. Chickpea
  3. Green split pea
  4. Kidney
  5. Lentil
  6. Pinto
  7. Yellow split pea

3. Best anticancer vegetable:

  1. Acorn squash
  2. Asparagus
  3. Beets
  4. Bok choi
  5. Boston lettuce
  6. Broccoli
  7. Brussels sprouts
  8. Carrot
  9. Cauliflower
  10. Celery
  11. Cucumber
  12. Curly cabbage
  13. Eggplant
  14. Endive
  15. Fennel
  16. Fiddlehead ferns
  17. Garlic
  18. Green bean
  19. Green cabbage
  20. Green onion
  21. Jalapeno
  22. Kale
  23. Leek
  24. Orange bell pepper
  25. Potato
  26. Radicchio
  27. Radish
  28. Red cabbage
  29. Romaine lettuce
  30. Rutabaga
  31. Spinach
  32. Tomato
  33. Yellow onion

4. The best cooking method:

  1. Baking
  2. Boiling
  3. Frying
  4. Griddling
  5. Microwaving
  6. Pressure cooking

5. The best mushroom (based on antioxidant content):

  1. Button
  2. Chanterelles
  3. Morels
  4. Oyster
  5. Porcini
  6. Shiitake

6. The best mushroom for breast cancer prevention:

  1. Button
  2. Chanterelle
  3. Crimini
  4. Enoki
  5. Italian brown
  6. Oyster
  7. Portobello
  8. Shiitake
  9. Stuffing
  10. Woodear

7. The best rice:

  1. Black rice
  2. Brown rice
  3. Red rice
  4. White rice

8. The best nut:

  1. Almond
  2. Brazil nut
  3. Cashew
  4. Macadamia
  5. Pecan
  6. Peanut
  7. Pine Nut
  8. Pistachio
  9. Walnut

9. The best airplane beverage:

  1. Apple juice from concentrate
  2. Cranberry juice cocktail
  3. Hot coffee
  4. Hot tea
  5. Orange juice from concentrate
  6. Tomato juice from concentrate
  7. Water

10. The best onion:

  1. Red
  2. White
  3. Yellow

11. The best lentil:

  1. Red
  2. Green
  3. French green

12. The healthiest sweetener:

  1. Agave nectar
  2. Blackstrap molasses
  3. Brown rice syrup
  4. Corn syrup
  5. Dark brown sugar
  6. Date sugar
  7. Honey
  8. Light brown sugar
  9. Maple syrup
  10. Raw cane sugar
  11. Sugar
  12. Turbinado sugar

13. The best low-calorie sweetener:

  1. Acesulfame-K
  2. Aspartame
  3. Cyclamate
  4. Erythritol
  5. Saccharin
  6. Stevia
  7. Sucralose
  8. Xylitol

14. Healthiest chocolate fix:

  1. Baking chocolate
  2. Chocolate syrup
  3. Cocoa powder
  4. Dark chocolate
  5. Milk chocolate
  6. Semi-sweet chocolate

15. The best tea:

  1. Black
  2. Green
  3. White
  4. Depends on whether you add lemon

16. Which is the healthiest soy food?

  1. Edamame
  2. Soy milk
  3. Tempeh
  4. Tofu

17. The best microscopic green:

  1. Blue-green algae
  2. Chlorella
  3. Spirulina
  4. None of the above

18. The better seed:

  1. Chia
  2. Flax

19. Most antioxidants per serving:

  1. A half cup of acai berries
  2. A half cup of blueberries
  3. A half cup of cranberries
  4. A half cup of goji berries
  5. A handful of pecans
  6. A pomegranate
  7. A tablespoon of cocoa powder
  8. A teaspoon of cinnamon
  9. An apple
  10. An artichoke
  11. One black plum
  12. One pear

20. Best antioxidant bargain:

  1. Acai
  2. Apples
  3. Artichokes
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Cloves
  6. Cranberries
  7. Goji Berries
  8. Pecans
  9. Purple Cabbage

Email me your answers at nutritioncontest@gmail.com along with your mailing address to win!

-Michael Greger, M.D.


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