Food Facts and Fallacies

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Take the following true/false quiz to test your food knowledge:

1. It’s unsafe to refreeze meat after it’s been thawed.

2. Processed food typically contain high levels of salt.

3. MSG occurs naturally in food.

4. Oysters are an aphrodisiac.

5. Only 2 percent of people suffer from food allergies.

6. You shouldn’t eat after 7 p.m.

7. The definition of “healthy eating“ constantly changes.

8. Drinking ice-cold water burns calories.

9. Fresh fruit is more nutritious than dried fruit.

10. Celery is a negative-calorie food.

11. One high-cholesterol meal raises your cholesterol level.

12. Drinking red wine can give you a headache.

13. Pork is the other white meat.

14. Cravings: your body telling you it needs something.

15. Heart disease is caused by eating animal products.

16. Vegetarianism is the healthiest way to eat.

17. Children should eat a low-fat diet.

18. Margarine is better than butter.

19. If you swallow chewing gum, your body can’t digest it.

20. Eating candy gives you cavities.

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All answers are false except 3, 5 and 12.