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29 Jan A Plant-Strong Pop Quiz from The College Greens! Plus a giveaway!

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Today they have a pop quiz for you! Answer the questions in the comments, and tomorrow we’ll pick a winner (randomly) and give you the answer! The winner will get a ONE YEAR membership to Engine 2 Extra and a few new Engine 2 products!

A Plant-Strong Pop Quiz from The College Greens!

Eating plant-strong is awesome. But it’s not just important to know what you’re doing, it’s also important to know why you’re doing it. Even though we all trust Rip and the many other doctors and scientists in the field, you shouldn’t just eat this way “because they said so.” Knowing the information and science behind your lifestyle helps give reason to your choices and keeps you motivated. When you know why plants are the powerhouses that fuel optimal health, you’ll never second-guess your decision to eat plant-strong.

So today, we’ve made up a little pop quiz for you to test your knowledge. Yes, the answers are available at the bottom of the page, but don’t cheat!! Take out a pencil and paper, and see what you can come up with. Then check your answers and see how you score! Take this as an opportunity to learn and grow as a conscious consumer of the plant-strong diet :) Good luck!!

Quiz Questions:

1. True or False: One egg yolk has about the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac

2. What is Jeff Novick’s number one rule for label reading?

3. In The China Study by T.Colin Campbell, what is the name of the dairy protein that promoted the growth of cancer cells?

4. Cheese is ___% fat

5. 1 in ___ children born today will become diabetic

6.  How many olives does it take to make a single liter of oil?

7. What does it mean to go SOS-free?

8. Autopsies of young American soldiers from the Korean and Vietnam wars showed that ___% already had plaque deposits greater than 50% the width of their coronary arteries

9. True or false- plant proteins are complete proteins

10. Name one plant-based source of calcium

11. What is an alternative to fish oil for your omega 3’s?

12. What is the magic cholesterol level that Dr. Esselstyn says we should strive for, below which you are “heart attack proof”?

13. The average American consumes how many milligrams of sodium in one day?

14. What is the term for protein deficiency?

15. Name one nutrient that ONLY plants can provide

**Extra credit** What did Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park?

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The College Greens: Tara, Jenna, and Craig. Tara is a junior at Bucknell University, currently majoring in Education and minoring in Creative Writing, and planning to do a nutrition program upon graduation. Jenna is a sophomore attending Duquesne University, and she is studying to become a Physician Assistant. Both Tara and Jenna are certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through Dr.Campbell's eCornell program. Craig is a senior at Bucknell University. He is majoring in Chemistry and minoring in English, and is planning to go to medical school to become a pediatrician, where he hopes to incorporate lifestyle medicine in his practice.

  • Kimberly Miranda

    Ok, I guessed a lot…
    1.) True
    2.) Don’t believe the front of the package
    3.) Casein
    4.) 70%
    5.) 5
    6.) 500
    7.) No idea… =( I hope it’s not something obvious
    8.) 40%
    9.) Um..trick question? False, but some are complete proteins, but it’s not necessary to eat a “complete protein” to get protein
    10.) Kale
    11.) Flax
    12.) Below 100? Not sure, but I’d be interested in knowing this
    13.) Over 2,000?
    14.) Some crazy name that I don’t remember
    15.) Fiber

  • http://twitter.com/Rebobkat Rebobkat Gockenstein

    1.False – The egg yolk has more!
    2.To actually read it and not believe what is on the front of the package.
    3.Casein
    4.30%
    5.3
    6.1375
    7.Sugar, oil, & salt-free
    8.80%
    9.True
    10.Kale
    11.Plants!
    12.Below 150 mg/dL
    13.3400 mg
    14.There isn’t one.. it doesn’t exist!
    15.Phytochemicals
    **Extra credit** – A carrot, banana, and pea pod.. plants!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jswangler Jeremy Wangler

    1. True
    2. Don’t trust anything on the front
    3. Casein
    4. 75
    5. 3
    6. 2,000
    7. sugar, oil, salt
    8. 60
    9. True
    10. Kale
    11. Flax
    12. 150
    13. 4500
    14.
    15. Fiber
    EC: Veggies

  • http://www.facebook.com/ksiddel Kristy Siddel

    1. false
    2. if you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it
    3. casein
    4. 80
    5. 6
    6. 5000
    7. ?
    8. 65
    9. true
    10. broccoli
    11. flax
    12. ?
    13. 2500
    14. ?
    15. ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cynthia.djengue Cynthia Djengue

    1. False
    2. Never believe claims on front of box
    3. milk protein casein
    4. depends on the cheese, you can get low fat.
    5.1 out of three (yikes)
    6. 5.5 kilos
    7. diet without sugar, oil and salt
    8. 80%
    9. True
    10. bok choy
    11. flax seed
    12. LDL of less than 80mg/dl and total under 150mg/dl
    13. 3400 mg
    14. some persons call it energy malnutrition
    15. magnesium

  • Jessica Edlinger

    1.False
    2.Read the label, not the front of the package.
    3.Casein
    4.Thirty
    5. Three
    6.11 pounds– 1,375 olives
    7.Salt, oil, and sugar free
    8. Eighty
    9. True
    10. Kale!
    11. Flax seeds
    12. Less than 150
    13. 3,400 mg
    14. Kwashiorkor
    15. Phytochemicals
    **Extra credit** Carrot, banana, and pea pod

  • Drday33

    1. True
    2. Read the label! Don’t believe the front of the package.
    3. Casein
    4. 100%
    5. 5
    6. 3333
    7. Sugar oil salt free
    8. 75%
    9. True
    10. Kale
    11. Flax
    12. Around 100
    13. 2500
    14. Kwashiorkor
    15. Oxygen
    Extra credit: a stalk of kale? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.guidrydurkee Rachel Guidry Durkee

    1. False

    2. to read it and not just the front of the label

    3. casein

    4. 30%

    5. 3

    6. 1375

    7. salt, oil, sugar free

    8. 80%

    9. true

    10. Kale it has 10x the calcium of spinach

    11. flax or chia

    12. 150

    13. 3,300mg

    14. there isn’t a word for it

    15. phytochemicals

    extra credit Banana, pea pod, and carrot. My son loved these!!

  • VeganGirl44

    1. False. An egg yolk has more!
    2. NEVER, EVER, EVER BELIEVE ANYTHING ON THE FRONT OF A PACKAGE!
    3. Casein
    4. About 65%
    5. 3
    6. 1250
    7. Salt, Oil and Sugar free
    8. 50%
    9. True
    10. Kale
    11. Greens
    12. 150
    13. 5000 milligrams
    14. I don’t know….trick question? I don’t think there is one.
    15. Fiber

    EC – Veggies! A banana, carrot and pea pod.

  • Jordie

    1. False: One egg yolk has more cholesterol than a Big Mac

    2. Never, ever believe anything on the front of any product…ever

    3. Casein

    4. Cheese is _35_% fat

    5. 1 in _5_ children born today will become diabetic

    6. Approximately 1375, depending on their size

    7. SOS-free – Salt, Oil, and Sugar free

    8. Autopsies of young American soldiers from the Korean and Vietnam wars showed that _80_% already had plaque deposits greater than 50% the width of their coronary arteries

    9. True – plant proteins are complete proteins

    10. One plant-based source of calcium – Kale

    11. An alternative to fish oil for your omega 3’s – Soybean or Canola oil, nuts (particularly walnuts) and linseeds (flaxseeds)

    12. The magic cholesterol level that we should strive for, is 150 mg/dL or lower

    13. The average American consumes 3,400 milligrams of sodium in one day

    14. There is no term for protein deficiency

    15. One nutrient that ONLY plants can provide is Fiber

    **Extra credit** Tara, Jenna, and Craig dressed up as A carrot, banana, and pea pod for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park

  • Shaun and Keya

    1. True
    2. Don’t look at front look at the ingredients
    3. Casein
    4. 80%
    5. 6
    6. No ideal 800
    7. Salt oil sugar
    8. 65%
    9. False
    10. Boc choy not sure if that is spelled right
    11. Flax seed or certain nuts
    12. Maybe under 100
    13. 4000
    14. Not sure…
    15. fiber
    Extra credit don’t know

  • Aimee Freeman

    1. False- egg has more

    2. Don’t believe anything on the front of the packaging

    3. Casein

    4. Depends on the
    cheese- on average, 60% (a guess)

    5. 3

    6. Depends on size of olives, but could take over 1,000

    7. No sugar, oil, or salt

    8. 80%

    9. True

    10. Broccoli

    11. Flaxseed oil

    12. 3,000

    Extra credit: Carrot, banana and peapod

  • jeand

    1. False
    2. Ignore everything except the ingredient list and nutrition information.
    3. Casein
    4. 70-85%
    5. 5
    6. 1200
    7. salt-oil-sugar
    8. 50%
    9. true
    10. kale
    11. ground flaxseed
    12. 150
    13. 3000
    14. don’t remember!
    15. fiber

  • Jayme

    False: Egg yolks have significantly more
    Never believe the claims on the front of the package
    Casein
    Depends on the cheese: If we’re talking cheddar cheese then ~70%
    3
    Again, depends on the olive – but ~1,000
    Sugar, Oil, and Salts
    29.7% total
    True!
    Collard greens
    Nuts and seeds
    <150 mg/dL
    ~3300 mg
    Protein-energy malnutrition (and it does exist! Kwashiorkor and Marasmus)
    Phytochemicals
    EC: Carrot, Banana, and Pea pod

  • Mary P

    1. False

    2. Make sure it has 5 ingredients or less.

    3. casein

    4. 80%

    5. 3

    6. 400

    7. salt, oil, sugar

    8. 45%

    9. True

    10. Broccoli

    11. flax seed

    12. 120

    13. 700

    14. I don’t know?

    15. fiber

    **Extra credit** What did Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park? Vegetables

    (I know, I flunked – but I hope I win!)

  • elana p

    1. True or False: One egg yolk has about the same amount
    of cholesterol as a Big Mac – False- it has more cholesterol!

    2. What is Jeff Novick’s number one rule for label
    reading? Never believe ANYTHING on the front of the package!

    3. In The China Study by T.Colin Campbell, what is the
    name of the dairy protein that promoted the growth of cancer cells? CASEIN

    4. Cheese is ___% fat 100%

    5. 1 in ___ children born today will become diabetic

    6. How many olives does it take to make a single
    liter of oil? It takes 44 olives to make 1 Tbspn, so
    1400?

    7. What does it mean to go SOS-free? No Sugar, No Oil and No Salt!

    8. Autopsies of young American soldiers from the Korean
    and Vietnam wars showed that ___% already had plaque deposits greater than 50%
    the width of their coronary arteries 50%

    9. True or false- plant proteins are complete proteins true! 100% complete!!!!!

    10. Name one plant-based source of calcium KALE!!!

    11. What is an alternative to fish oil for your omega
    3’s? ground Flax seed!

    12. What is the magic cholesterol level that Dr.
    Esselstyn says we should strive for, below which you are “heart attack proof”? 150

    13. The average American consumes how many milligrams of
    sodium in one day? Approx. 3000 mg.

    14. What is the term for protein deficiency? Malnutrition, but Americans are getting too much protein. We really
    don’t need as much as is thought. You can get plenty through fruits,veggies,
    whole grains and beans!

    15. Name one nutrient that ONLY plants can provide phytochemicals!

    **Extra credit** What did Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up
    as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park? Carrots and Pea Pods

  • Sally D.

    1. False

    2. Never believe the front of package

    3. Casein

    4. 100

    5. 3

    6. 1000

    7. Sugar, oil, Salt free

    8. 80

    9. True

    10 Kale

    11 Flax

    12 (150)

    13 (30)

    14 Kwashikor
    15 fiber
    Bonus: Carrots and Peas

  • Michelle N.

    1. True
    2. Never believe anything printed on front of package
    3. Casein
    4. 100%
    5. Three
    6. 10 lb
    7. Salt, oil, sugar free
    8. 70
    9. True
    10. Kale
    11. Flaxseed
    12. 130
    13. 3000
    14. Kwashiorkor
    15. Chlorophyll

  • Kathy G

    1-False
    2-Never, ever believe what the front of the label says!
    3-Casein
    4-100%
    5-1 in 3
    6-Over 1,000
    7-eliminate Salt, oil and sugar
    8-80%
    9-true
    10-Kale
    11-Flax seed
    12-150 or less
    13-3,000
    14-There isn’t one
    15-Fiber
    Bonus: peas and carrots

  • bk_man

    1. Yes
    2. Never trust forefront. Always check Nutrition Facts & Ingredients list
    3. Casein
    4. Don’t know
    5. 3
    6. No idea. May be 20 lbs
    7. Sugar-Oil-Salt free products (no added those ingredients)
    8. Forget exact number, see that episode a couple of times in Plant-Strong Movies :(
    9. Complete proteins
    10. Spinach
    11. Ground flaxseeds
    12. below 150 of total cholesterol
    13. >2500 mg
    14. No idea
    15. Phytochemicals

  • Becky Helton

    1. True or False: One egg yolk has about the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac

    false

    2. What is Jeff Novick’s number one rule for label reading?

    read the nutrition facts not the claims on the front

    3. In The China Study by T.Colin Campbell, what is the name of the dairy protein that promoted the growth of cancer cells?

    casein

    4. Cheese is ___% fat

    cheddar is 85%

    5. 1 in ___ children born today will become diabetic

    3

    6. How many olives does it take to make a single liter of oil?

    1375 (per the blog of a guy who goes to Ubria & volunteers to pick olives

    7. What does it mean to go SOS-free?

    salt, oil, sugar

    8. Autopsies of young American soldiers from the Korean and Vietnam wars showed that ___% already had plaque deposits greater than 50% the width of their coronary arteries
    80%
    9. True or false- plant proteins are complete proteins

    true

    10. Name one plant-based source of calcium

    kale

    11. What is an alternative to fish oil for your omega 3’s?

    flax

    12. What is the magic cholesterol level that Dr. Esselstyn says we should strive for, below which you are “heart attack proof”?

    150

    13. The average American consumes how many milligrams of sodium in one day?over 3,000

    14. What is the term for protein deficiency?

    kwashikor

    15. Name one nutrient that ONLY plants can provide

    phytochemicals

    **Extra credit** What did Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park? vegetables

  • MP

    1. False – Egg is higher

    2. Don’t Believe the front of the package

    3. Casein

    4. ~75% (calorically); ~25% (by weight)

    5. 4

    6.1375 olives

    7. Sugar – Oil – Salt

    8. 60%

    9. Depends on the plant; soy is complete,

    10. Almond Milk

    11. Flaxseeds

    12. 150 total

    13. 3600 mg

    14. Kwashiorkor

    15. Fiber

    EC. Peas and Carrots

  • Suzy W

    Wow, I have to learn more! This taught me much! :)

  • Tino Manolopoulos

    1. Flase

    2. Don’t trust the front labels. Always look at the nutrition facts

    3. Casein

    4. 60-80% ; Most cheeses contain well over 50% of their calories from fat

    5. 3

    6. 1000-1375 olives

    7. No SUGAR, OIL, SALT

    8. 75-80%

    9. True

    10. KALE!

    11. Hemp seeds

    12. Below 150 mg/dL

    13. 3,436 mg

    14. There is none, only for caloric deficiency

    15. Vitamin C

    Extra Credit: Carrot, banana, and pea pod

    This was quite Vegucational ;)

  • Jennifer Edwards

    1. false
    2. Never read the front of the package.
    3. Casein
    4. 75%
    5. 3
    6. 1,000
    7. salt, oil, and sugar free
    8. 50%
    9. true
    10. spinach
    11. flax seeds
    12. 150
    13. 3,400
    14. calorie dificiency
    15. fiber
    bonus: peas, corn, and a banana, maybe?

  • BYOL

    extra credit. Peas, a Banana, and a very cute carrot.

  • bk_man

    1. Yes
    2. Never trust forefront. Always check Nutrition Facts & Ingredients list
    3. Casein
    4. Don’t know
    5. 3
    6. No idea. May be 20 lbs
    7. Sugar-Oil-Salt free products (no added those ingredients)
    8. Forget exact number, see that episode a couple of times in Plant-Strong Movies :(
    9. Complete proteins
    10. Spinach
    11. Ground flaxseeds
    12. below 150 of total cholesterol
    13. >2500 mg
    14. No idea
    15. Phytochemicals

  • http://www.facebook.com/gyrophare Julie Kretzmer

    1. False

    2. Always look at the Nutriotion Facts, not what is marketed elsewhere

    3. Casein

    4. 100%

    5. 3

    6. 1000

    7. Eliminate Sugar, Oil and Salt from your diet.

    8. 80%

    9. True

    10. Spinach

    11.Ground Flaxseed

    12. <150

    13. 2500+

    14. Kawahiorkor

    15. Phytochemicals

    **Extra credit** Kale and other veggies?

  • Jared

    1. Yes
    2. Never trust forefront. Always check Nutrition Facts & Ingredients list
    3. Casein
    4. Don’t know
    5. 3
    6. No idea. May be 20 lbs
    7. Sugar-Oil-Salt free products (no added those ingredients)
    8. Forget exact number, see that episode a couple of times in Plant-Strong Movies :(
    9. Complete proteins
    10. Spinach
    11. Ground flaxseeds
    12. below 150 of total cholesterol
    13. >2500 mg
    14. No idea
    15. Phytochemicals

  • LYNDSIE

    1. True or False: One egg yolk has about the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac
    FALSE
    2. What is Jeff Novick’s number one rule for label reading?
    READ WHAT IS ON THE BACK, NOT FRONT
    3. In The China Study by T.Colin Campbell, what is the name of the dairy protein that promoted the growth of cancer cells?
    CASEIN
    4. Cheese is ___% fat
    60-90%
    5. 1 in ___ children born today will become diabetic
    4
    6. How many olives does it take to make a single liter of oil?
    1300+
    7. What does it mean to go SOS-free?
    SALT, OIL, SUGAR
    8. Autopsies of young American soldiers from the Korean and Vietnam wars showed that ___% already had plaque deposits greater than 50% the width of their coronary arteries
    70%
    9. True or false- plant proteins are complete proteins
    TRUE
    10. Name one plant-based source of calcium
    SPINACH
    11. What is an alternative to fish oil for your omega 3’s?
    FLAX (GROUND OF COURSE)
    12. What is the magic cholesterol level that Dr. Esselstyn says we should strive for, below which you are “heart attack proof”?
    <150
    13. The average American consumes how many milligrams of sodium in one day?
    3,000
    14. What is the term for protein deficiency?
    KWASHIORKOR
    15. Name one nutrient that ONLY plants can provide
    PHYTOCHEMICALS
    **Extra credit** What did Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park? VEGETABLES, I THINK CARROTS…?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jane.kosswig Jane Brousseau Kosswig

    Quiz Questions:

    1 False: One egg yolk has
    about the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac

    2. What is Jeff Novick’s
    number one rule for label reading?

    Don’t believe anything you read on the front of the package

    3. In The China Study by
    T.Colin Campbell, what is the name of the dairy protein that promoted the
    growth of cancer cells?

    Casein

    4. Cheese is ___% fat

    10%

    5. 1 in __3_ children born
    today will become diabetic

    6. How many olives does
    it take to make a single liter of oil?

    1000

    7. What does it mean to go
    SOS-free?

    sugar, oil, salt free

    8. Autopsies of young American
    soldiers from the Korean and Vietnam wars showed that ___% already had plaque
    deposits greater than 50% the width of their coronary arteries

    9. plant proteins are complete proteins

    True

    10. Name one plant-based
    source of calcium

    spinach

    11. What is an alternative to
    fish oil for your omega 3’s?

    flaxseed, flaxseed oil

    12. What is the magic
    cholesterol level that Dr. Esselstyn says we should strive for, below which you
    are “heart attack proof”?

    150

    13. The average American
    consumes how many milligrams of sodium in one day?

    3000

    14. What is the term for
    protein deficiency?

    Kwashiorkor

    15. Name one nutrient that
    ONLY plants can provide

    vitamin c

    **Extra credit** What did
    Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central
    Park?

  • elsie

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    Flag as inappropriate
    1.False
    2.To actually read it and not believe what is on the front of the package.
    3.Casein
    4.30%
    5.3
    6.1375
    7.Sugar, oil, & salt-free
    8.80%
    9.True
    10.Kale
    11.Plants!
    12.Below 150 mg/dL
    13.3400 mg
    14.There isn’t one.. it doesn’t exist!
    15.Phytochemicals
    **Extra credit** – A carrot, banana, and pea pod

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.a.campbell.10 Sarah Audsley Campbell

    1. false
    2. never trust the front of the package
    3. casein
    4. 75%
    5.3
    6. 1375 olives
    7. sugar, oil and salt free products
    8. 80%
    9. true
    10. spinach
    11.flax seed
    12. 150
    13. 3500 mg
    14. kwashikor
    15. phytochemicals
    ec: carrot, banana and a pea pod

  • http://www.facebook.com/bree.leon1 Bree Leon

    1. True
    2. Read ingredients
    3. Casein
    4. 100%
    5. 4
    6. Not sure
    7. Salt, Oil and Sugar
    8. 80%
    9. True
    10. My favorite- kale
    11. Walnuts, flaxseed, hempseed, avocado
    12. Less than 150
    13. Not sure on the number, but way too much!
    14. Kwashiorkor
    15. Fiber
    **Extra credit** What did Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park? Vegetables

  • Tina

    Quiz Questions:

    1. True or False: One egg yolk has about the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac.
    True

    2. What is Jeff Novick’s number one rule for label reading?
    Read the list of ingredients

    3. In The China Study by T.Colin Campbell, what is the name of the dairy protein that promoted the growth of cancer cells?
    Casein

    4. Cheese is ___% fat
    100%

    5. 1 in ___ children born today will become diabetic.
    3

    6. How many olives does it take to make a single liter of oil?
    3,000 (guessing here)

    7. What does it mean to go SOS-free?
    soy, oil, sodium?

    8. Autopsies of young American soldiers from the Korean and Vietnam wars showed that ___% already had plaque deposits greater than 50% the width of their coronary arteries
    90%

    9. True or false- plant proteins are complete proteins
    True

    10. Name one plant-based source of calcium
    Broccoli

    11. What is an alternative to fish oil for your omega 3’s?
    Hemp

    12. What is the magic cholesterol level that Dr. Esselstyn says we should strive for, below which you are “heart attack proof”?
    80

    13. The average American consumes how many milligrams of sodium in one day?
    2,000 mg

    14. What is the term for protein deficiency?
    impossible?

    15. Name one nutrient that ONLY plants can provide
    Vitamin C

    **Extra credit** What did Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park? Kale?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/qoekc Lynne Miles

    1. True (just because it seems so strange that it would)

    2. Never believe what’s on the front of the box.

    3. I just remember dairy was cut out of Dr. Esselstyn plan after examining the China Study.

    4. Fat in cheese varies up to 30%.

    5. 1 in __3_ children born today will become diabetic

    6. 1000 olives

    7. Sugar Oil Salt

    8. Autopsies of young American soldiers from the Korean and Vietnam wars showed that _10__% already had plaque deposits greater than 50% the width of their coronary arteries

    9. false

    10. Broccoli

    11. coconut oil

    12. 150

    13. 3500mg

    14. Malnutrition

    15. Nitrogen?

    **Extra credit** Something plant strong I bet.

  • lani

    so where are the real answers?

    • natala

      Posting them tomorrow!

  • http://twitter.com/JimmyRustick Jimmy Rustick

    1. According to the Mayo clic, an egg has 186 mg and I saw where a big mac has 75 mg (wow, is that right?)
    2. Never believe anything on the front of a package.
    3. Casein

    4. I found: cheeses are very moist, so you can usually divide the percentage of fat in two to get a sense of the overall fat content. That means a label of 45 percent m.g. is about 22.5 percent fat. Cheddar is around 70-75 % according to some other research. Therefore, which is right?

    5. It all depends on if you or your spouse has it. That highly increases the risk of your children having it. But it comes down to maybe 1 in 2-7 will develop it.

    6. 1375 give or take since I would imagine it would have to deal with the size of the olive.

    7. Salt-Oil-Sugar Free

    8. I think 80%

    9. Grew up thinking false, but found out later it is true.

    10. Broccoli

    11. Changed to FLAX after watching the Engine2 and other documentaries. No longer take Fish.

    12. < 150

    13. 3,000+

    14. Kwashikor – but I thought it was just "Protein Deficiency"

    15.Phytochemicals

    Bonus: Fruits and veggies

  • Gretchen

    Quiz Questions:

    1. True or False: One egg yolk has about the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac.

    The egg yolk has more cholesterol than a big mac, but it is not wise to eat either of them.

    2. What is Jeff Novick’s number one rule for label reading?

    Never believe the claims in the front of the box. Rule 2 says read the label and ingredients list, according to his info on his fb page

    3. In The China Study by T.Colin Campbell, what is the name of the dairy protein that promoted the growth of cancer cells?

    Casein (I read that book, obviously!)

    4. Cheese is ___% fat

    It depends on the cheese, but I saw a 2% cheese that had 90% of its calories from fat!

    5. 1 in ___ children born today will become diabetic

    3 as of the year 2000

    6. How many olives does it take to make a single liter of oil?

    over 1000

    7. What does it mean to go SOS-free?

    sugar, oil, and salt

    8. Autopsies of young American soldiers from the Korean and Vietnam
    wars showed that ___% already had plaque deposits greater than 50% the
    width of their coronary arteries

    75% had signs of the disease. Did you know that 1/12 of Americans autopsied from the Iraq and Afghanistan operations have signs of the disease according to Reuters?

    9. True or false- plant proteins are complete proteins

    True!

    10. Name one plant-based source of calcium

    Broccoli

    11. What is an alternative to fish oil for your omega 3’s?

    Flax seeds or chia seed or walnuts or dark leafy greens

    12. What is the magic cholesterol level that Dr. Esselstyn says we should strive for, below which you are “heart attack proof”?

    150

    13. The average American consumes how many milligrams of sodium in one day?

    3400 mg

    14. What is the term for protein deficiency?

    Kwashiorko

    15. Name one nutrient that ONLY plants can provide

    folic acid

    **Extra credit** What did Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park?

    Sorry, I don’t know this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bitterandmurky Bitter A. Murky

    Where are the right answers? Here’s mine:

    1. True

    2. Don’t believe anything on the front of the box.

    3. Casein

    4. 50%

    5. 1 in 2

    6. 1200

    7. No salt, oil, sugar

    8. 70%

    9. False

    10. Kale

    11. Avocados

    12. 50%

    13. 3000

    14. rickets

    15. antioxidants

    Extra credit – vegetables

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1451565152 Beverly Alexander

    1) True

    2) —

    3) Casein

    4) 90 percent

    5) 8?

    6) 1000?

    7) Sugar Oil Salt – free

    8) 100 percent

    9) True

    10) Kale

    11) Flax seed (ground) or flax oil

    12) 150 or less

    13) >2000?

    14) Kashawar

    15) Fiber

  • Kim

    1. True
    2. Read it!
    3. Casein
    4. 50%
    5. 5
    6. 500
    7. No sugar oil or salt
    8. 30%
    9. True
    10. Spinach
    11. Flaxseed I buy them whole & grind at home when ready to use
    12. 17%
    13. 1500
    14. ?
    15. Chlorella
    Bonus. Just a guess. Kale carrot & celery

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.g.haymond Rachel Greenberg Haymond

    1. False – I think an egg yolk has more
    2. Don’t trust the claims on the front of the box/package
    3. Casein
    4. About 30%
    5. 3
    6. About 1,000?
    7. Sugar, oil, Salt
    8. 80%
    9. False, but they are the healthiest type – Dr. Campbell explains in the China Study that while plant proteins may lack in one or more essential amino acids, as a group they do contain all of them.
    10. Spinach
    11. Flaxseed
    12. 150 total, 80 LDL
    13. 3,000 mg?
    14. Yikes, no idea here!
    15. Phytochemicals

    **Extra credit** Banana, peas, and something else I can’t remember..let’s say kale?

  • http://www.facebook.com/karrie.leib Karrie Leib

    This is a tough quiz, College Greens! I took the test on paper, but I can’t figure out where to check my answers. And checking against other people is a bit confusing. Am I missing something?

  • Gina

    1.False
    2. Never trust what the label on a package says

    3.Casein

    4. Cheese is _70__% fat

    5. 1 in _5__ children born today will become diabetic

    6. 2,000

    7. No sugar, oil, salt

    8. Autopsies of young American soldiers from the Korean and Vietnam wars showed that _35__% already had plaque deposits greater than 50% the width of their coronary arteries

    9. True

    10. Broccoli

    11. Flax seed

    12. 150

    13. 6,000

    14. kwashiorko

    15. fiber

    I remember seeing the picture, but I can’t remember exactly what the costumes were. Carrot, kale, banana?

  • http://www.facebook.com/shontae.alston Shontae Alston

    1. True
    2. Never believe anything on the front of the package!
    3. Casein
    4. 50%
    5. 2
    6. Over 3,000
    7. Sugar, Oil, Salt
    8. 80
    9. True
    10. Spinach
    11. Flax seed
    12. 150
    13. 4200
    14. Kwashiorkor
    15. Fiber
    Extra credit: Kale

  • http://www.facebook.com/deena.hall Deena Hall

    1. True?
    2. Read the actual label
    3. Casein
    4. 75
    5. 3
    6. 30 gazillion
    7. Don’t call 911
    8. 10
    9. false, sort of
    10. edamame!
    11. walnuts
    12. 150 total
    13. 30 gazillion… again
    14.Sick
    15.Lycopene?

    Extra credit- I have no idea but I really need the extra credit!

    Can anyone tell that I’m new to this? Wow…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathy-Joachim-Lonergan/1581164825 Kathy Joachim Lonergan

    1. True
    2. Read the label, check fiber (?)
    3. Casein
    4. 25%
    5. 4
    6. 1000
    7. Scty of state, no give me a minute, it’s on the tip of my tongue: sugar, oil, salt (googled but then I remembered) do I get snaps for being honest? :D
    8. 30
    9. True
    10. Spinach
    11. Nuts
    12. 150
    13. 2000
    14. Is there a term for protein deficiency? Don’t know, okay I cheated because I was curious: protein-energy malnutrition
    15. Fiber

  • Kathy Michalek

    1. True
    2. Don’t believe the front of the box
    3. casine
    4. 50
    5. 4
    6. a bunch.
    7. I don’t know. I’m new and haven’t found that term yet.
    8. 75
    9. TRUE!!!!
    10. Orange
    11. Flax seed meal
    12. 150
    13. 4000
    14. I don’t know but am not worrying about it as long as I stay plant-strong!
    15. Omega-3?
    extra credit – I new here. I’m sure it was plant based.

  • kgmommy

    1. True
    2. don’t believe the front of the package
    3. casein
    4. 60%
    5. 3
    6. 1000
    7. sodium, oil, saturated fat
    8. 80%
    9. T
    10. Kale
    11. nuts
    12. 125
    13. 1200
    14. ?
    15. fiber?

  • Jules

    1-True
    2-don’t trust the front label
    3-casein
    4-50%
    5-4
    6-2000
    7-sugar, oil, salt
    8-35%
    9-True
    10-kale
    11-nuts
    12-150
    13-6000
    14-i know the word but it’s not coming to me. – protein deficient is gonna have to be my answer.
    15-folic acid
    Extra – I know they were veggies :)

  • wen

    1. True

    2. Read the actual label (fat, per serving size, etc.)

    3. Casein

    4. 90

    5. 3

    6. over 1000

    7. Sugar, oil, and salt

    8. 80

    9. True

    10. Kale

    11. flaxseed

    12. 150 total

    13. 4200

    14. weak

    15. Fiber

  • http://twitter.com/councilwoman Carol Blood

    1. True

    2. Don’t trust the front of the package

    3. Caesin

    4. 50-55%

    5. 1 in 5

    6. Over 1,000 olives between 4 & 8 Kilograms

    7. Sugar, oil, salt (Success on plant based sos free diet)

    8. 80%

    9. True

    10. Amaranth

    11. Algae

    12. Total Cholesterol under 150 mg

    13. 3,300

    14. Malnutrition

    15. Antioxidants

    Bonus: Carrot, banana and pea pod

  • http://twitter.com/KathrynPolster Kathryn Polster

    1. True
    2. Read the ingredients
    3. Casein
    4. 90
    5. 4
    6. 1720
    7. No idea!
    8. 22
    9. True
    10. KALE
    11. flax
    12. ???
    13. 4000
    14. calorie deficiency
    15. FIBER

    **Extra credit** What did Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park?

  • Caroline

    1. True
    2. The front of the package is not reliable information.
    3. Casein
    4. 100%
    5. 3
    6. over 1000
    7. Sugar Oil and Salt free
    8. 60%
    9. True
    10. Kale
    11. Ground flax and walnuts
    12. 150
    13. 3436
    14. Kwashiorkor
    15. Fiber
    Extra credit – I wish I knew. Post a pic to the E2 blog!

  • Ashlyn H.

    1. False
    2. Read it all!! (Start w/ ingredients)
    3. Casein
    4. 60%
    5. 5
    6. 350-ish!
    7. Sugar Oil Salt
    8. 35%
    9. True
    10. Broccoli
    11. Flax Seed
    12. 150 Total
    13. 4500mg
    14. Kwashiorkor
    15. Beta-Keritne
    Bonus: Three Peas in a Pod?? LOL

  • Karina

    1. False – it has way more than a Big Mac (about 275 vs. about 75)
    2. Never, EVER believe anything on the front of the package
    3. Casein
    4. 75% or more (as high as 90%)
    5. 1 in 3
    6. 1000-2000, depending on the size of the olive
    7. Sugar, Oil, Salt
    8. 50%
    9. True
    10. Broccoli
    11. Ground flax seed
    12. 150
    13. 3600
    14. Kwashiorkor Syndrome
    15. Fiber, beta carotene, lignans…can’t pick just one

    Extra credit: This is hard…Kale leaves?

  • Tracy

    Wow, great quiz guys. I even grabbed my E2 diet and Prevent and Reverse books out to reread some sections. It’s freezing rain outside so this is a good mental activity.

    1. False, Egg yolks have more cholesterol
    2. Never believe what they say on the front of the box
    3. Casein
    4. 60-75%
    5. 3
    6. 1374
    7. salt-oil-sugar free
    8. 80
    9. True
    10.Kale
    11.flax seeds
    12.less than 150
    13.3400
    14.Kwashiourkor
    15.fiber
    bonus: carrot, banana, pea pod

  • Lynnette

    1. False
    2. Read the ingredients/back, NOT the front
    3. Casein
    4.75%
    5. 1 in 3
    6. 10 lbs
    7. salt-oil-sugar FREE
    8. 35%- guess, I read it but don’t recall % and am just going with it
    9. True
    10. Spinach
    11. Flax seeds
    12. 150mg
    13. 3400mg
    14. crazy name, but would be malnourished first
    15. fiber
    Extra credit- I saw the picture, but don’t remember what- dressed as fruit/veggie- I think banana & pea & not sure of the other

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522079934 Megan Manson

    1. False, an egg has more. Big mac = 75, egg=212.

    2. Never believe the claims on the outside of a package or box.

    3. Casein

    4. Cheddar cheese is 72% one ounce: 9fat grams*9 calories per gram /113calories

    5. 1 in 3.

    6. 1375 olives

    7. Consume a diet free of added sugar, oil, and salts.

    8.80%

    9. True

    10. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli

    11. Algae, flax

    12. Total cholesterol <150mg/dl

    13. 3400 mg

    14. Kwashiorkor

    15. Fiber

  • Steph

    1. True or False: One egg yolk has about the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac
    FALSE-it has more

    2. What is Jeff Novick’s number one rule for label reading?
    Don’t believe anything you read on the front of a label!

    3. In The China Study by T.Colin Campbell, what is the name of the dairy protein that promoted the growth of cancer cells?
    Casein

    4. Cheese is ___% fat
    100

    5. 1 in ___ children born today will become diabetic
    3

    6. How many olives does it take to make a single liter of oil?
    About 1,000

    7. What does it mean to go SOS-free?
    Sugar Oil Salt

    8. Autopsies of young American soldiers from the Korean and Vietnam
    wars showed that ___% already had plaque deposits greater than 50% the
    width of their coronary arteries
    80

    9. True or false- plant proteins are complete proteins
    True

    10. Name one plant-based source of calcium

    Kale

    11. What is an alternative to fish oil for your omega 3’s?
    Flax seed

    12. What is the magic cholesterol level that Dr. Esselstyn says we should strive for, below which you are “heart attack proof”?
    Less than 150

    13. The average American consumes how many milligrams of sodium in one day?
    3,600

    14. What is the term for protein deficiency?
    Kwashiorkor

    15. Name one nutrient that ONLY plants can provide
    FIber

    **Extra credit** What did Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park?

    Vegetables :-)

  • Guest

    1. False, an egg has more.

    2. Never believe the claims on the outside of a package or box.

    3. Casein

    4.

    5. Three.

    6. 1375 olives

    7. Consume a diet free of added sugar, oil, and salts.

    8. 70 to 75%

    9. True

    10. Raw turnip greens

    11. Flax seeds

    12. Under 150

    13. 3300 mg

    14. Kwashiorkor

    15. Fiber, especially high in artichokes, spinach and peas.

    ec. carrot, banana, pea pod

  • Madalyn

    1. False, an egg has more.

    2. Never believe the claims on the outside of a package or box.

    3. Casein

    4.60 to 75%

    5. Three.

    6. 1375 olives

    7. Consume a diet free of added sugar, oil, and salts.

    8. 70 to 75%

    9. True

    10. Raw turnip greens

    11. Flax seeds

    12. Under 150

    13. 3300 mg

    14. Kwashiorkor

    15. Fiber, especially high in artichokes, spinach and peas.

    ec. carrot, banana, pea pod0

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  • Madalyn

    1. False, an egg has more.

    2. Never believe the claims on the outside of a package or box.

    3. Casein

    4.60 to 75%

    5. Three.

    6. 1375 olives

    7. Consume a diet free of added sugar, oil, and salts.

    8. 70 to 75%

    9. True

    10. Raw turnip greens

    11. Flax seeds

    12. Under 150

    13. 3300 mg

    14. Kwashiorkor

    15. Fiber, especially high in artichokes, spinach and peas.

    ec. carrot, banana, pea pod

    (that was fun)

  • http://twitter.com/LowFatVeganChef Veronica Grace

    1. True or False: One egg yolk has about the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac
    False – egg yolk has more

    2. What is Jeff Novick’s number one rule for label reading? Don’t believe anything on the front of the package

    3. In The China Study by T.Colin Campbell, what is the name of the dairy protein that promoted the growth of cancer cells?

    casein

    4. Cheese is ___% fat

    70-75% fat

    5. 1 in ___ children born today will become diabetic

    3

    6. How many olives does it take to make a single liter of oil?

    1375 olives

    7. What does it mean to go SOS-free?

    Sugar oil salt free

    8. Autopsies of young American soldiers from the Korean and Vietnam wars showed that ___% already had plaque deposits greater than 50% the width of their coronary arteries

    80%

    9. True or false- plant proteins are complete proteins

    True

    10. Name one plant-based source of calcium

    Broccoli

    11. What is an alternative to fish oil for your omega 3’s?

    chia seed

    12. What is the magic cholesterol level that Dr. Esselstyn says we should strive for, below which you are “heart attack proof”?

    150

    13. The average American consumes how many milligrams of sodium in one day?

    3600

    14. What is the term for protein deficiency?

    Kwashiorkor

    15. Name one nutrient that ONLY plants can provide
    Fiber!

    **Extra credit** What did Tara, Jenna, and Craig dress up as for their New Year’s Eve race in Central Park? Vegetables

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=579990756 Andrew Theede

    1. FALSE- an egg has more

    2. Don’t believe anything you read on the front of a
    label

    3. Casein

    4. 80%

    5. 1 in 3

    6. About 1,000

    7. Free of added Sugar, Oil, and Salt

    8. 80

    9. True

    10. Kale

    11. Flax seed

    12. Less than 150

    13. 3,600

    14. Kwashiorkor

    15. Fiber

    Extra credit – Vegetables and Fruit

  • Barbara Sullivan

    1. False
    2. Don’t believe anything on the front of the label
    3.Casein
    4. 65-90% fat in cheese
    5. 4
    6. 1375
    7. Salt, oil, sugar free
    8. 45%
    9. False
    10.Collard Greens
    11. Edamame
    12. 150
    13. Lots 3500 mg.
    14. kwashiorkor
    15. Phytochemicals

  • http://www.facebook.com/alorinna Cate Donoghue

    This was fun :)

    1. false, eggs have more
    2. never believe the front
    3. casein
    4. 60-75%
    5. 3
    6. 1374
    7. salt oil sugar free
    8. 80
    9. true
    10. kale
    11. flax seeds, chia seeds
    12. < 150
    13. 3400 (crazy)
    14. kwashiourkor
    15. fiber
    extra credit: a banana, carrot, and a pea pod?