What Is Your Vegan Nutrition IQ? Quiz!

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Henry Walker, Psychiatric Registered Nurse
Henry, a dedicated individual with a lifelong passion for health and nutrition, transitioned this interest into a fulfilling career as a Registered Nurse. Specializing in Mental Health, his commitment to holistic well-being encompasses both the physical and psychological dimensions of health care.
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What Is Your Vegan Nutrition IQ? Quiz! - Quiz

Some people may be allergic to meat products or just prefer not to consume them. A vegan diet mostly consists of a wide variety of whole plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. How much more do you know about this diet? Take the quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why is it that so many women in the Western industrialized countries have such a high incidence of osteoporosis?

    • A.

      Inadequate calcium intake.

    • B.

      Not enough weight bearing exercises.

    • C.

      Is due primarily to an excess intake of protein, particularly animal protein.

    • D.

      It's strictly a hormonal problem.

    Correct Answer
    C. Is due primarily to an excess intake of protein, particularly animal protein.
    Explanation
    Most women in Western industrialized take in too much protein, particularly animal protein, which creates an acidic pH balance in the blood. Calcium, in turn, is leached from the bones in an attempt to neutralize or even alkalinize the blood's pH. With the calcium being extracted from the bones, the bones become thinner and fragile with an increased risk for fractures. 

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  • 2. 

    Most doctors are very knowledgeable about nutrition.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Fact: Doctors are NOT taught much in medical school about the power of nutrition in medicine – only about the power of prescription drugs and surgery as treatment for diseases. For more information, read the following article:

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/what-doctors-dont-know-about-nutrition/

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  • 3. 

    Vegan diets are woefully deficient in vital nutrients.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A vegan diet provides an abundance of good nutrition all around. The only real concern a vegan would have is getting sufficient B12, since B12 is not in plant foods. The remedy is simple. Take a B12 supplement such as nutritional yeast.

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  • 4. 

    Cholesterol is needed for hormone production and nerve functioning. What is also true about cholesterol?

    • A.

      There is a significant correlation between high levels of cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

    • B.

      No plants contain cholesterol.

    • C.

      Humans, along with other mammalian species, naturally produce cholesterol in their bodies.

    • D.

      There is no scientific evidence that indicates the need for DIETARY cholesterol.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    All of the statements mentioned in the answer are true. There is a significant correlation between high levels of cholesterol and cardiovascular disease, indicating the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. It is true that no plants contain cholesterol, as it is primarily found in animal-based products. Humans, along with other mammalian species, naturally produce cholesterol in their bodies, highlighting its essential role in various physiological processes. Additionally, there is no scientific evidence that indicates the need for dietary cholesterol, suggesting that the body can produce enough cholesterol on its own without the need for excessive intake from food sources.

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  • 5. 

    What part of your body is more likely to get cancer if you eat hot dogs and bacon frequently?

    • A.

      Small intestines

    • B.

      Throat

    • C.

      Colon

    • D.

      Stomach

    Correct Answer
    C. Colon
    Explanation
    Processed meats such as hot dogs, bacon, and deli meats are so closely linked to colorectal cancer that the recommended intake is none.

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  • 6. 

    Which has more fiber, fish, or beef?

    • A.

      Fish

    • B.

      Beef

    • C.

      Both have equal amounts of fiber

    • D.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    D. Neither
    Explanation
    You won't find any fiber at all in meats, fish, dairy products, or eggs. Fiber means plant roughage. It is in beans, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

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  • 7. 

    You cannot be a world class athlete on a plant-based diet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Here are a few vegan world-class athletes: Carl Lewis: won 9 Olympic gold medals in track and field. Brendan Brazier: former professional Ironman triathlete. Scott Jurek: one of the most dominant ultramarathon runners in the world. Timothy Bradley: undefeated Welterweight Boxing Champion who recently defeated Manny Pacquiao.

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  • 8. 

    How many more years do non-meat eaters live compared to the average meat-eater?

    • A.

      1-4

    • B.

      2-6

    • C.

      10-20

    • D.

      6-10

    Correct Answer
    D. 6-10
    Explanation
    Research has shown that non-meaters tend to live around 6-10 years longer than meat eaters.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these famous people follow a plant-based diet?

    • A.

      Former President, Bill Clinton

    • B.

      Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Mike Tyson

    • C.

      Actress, Alicia Silverstone

    • D.

      Actor, Tobey Maguire

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the mentioned famous people, including former President Bill Clinton, former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson, actress Alicia Silverstone, and actor Tobey Maguire, follow a plant-based diet.

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  • 10. 

    The most prevalent diseases (cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes) of our time and in first world nations does not come from what is missing, but rather from excess.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Excess of fat, sugar, salt, protein*, cholesterol, calories, refined and processed foods, additives, pesticides, toxins, etc. *particularly animal sources.

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Henry Walker |Psychiatric Registered Nurse |
Henry, a dedicated individual with a lifelong passion for health and nutrition, transitioned this interest into a fulfilling career as a Registered Nurse. Specializing in Mental Health, his commitment to holistic well-being encompasses both the physical and psychological dimensions of health care.

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