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The Best Foods
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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:
a. Braeburn
b. Cortland
c. Empire
d. Fuji
e. Gala
f. Golden delicious
g. Golden nugget
h. Granny Smith
i. Honeycrisp
j. Idared
k. Red delicious

2. The best bean:
a. Black
b. Chickpea
c. Green split pea
d. Kidney
e. Lentil
f. Pinto
g. Yellow split pea

3. Best anticancer vegetable:
a. Acorn squash
b. Asparagus
c. Beets
d. Bok choi
e. Boston lettuce
f. Broccoli
g. Brussels sprouts
h. Carrot
i. Cauliflower
j. Celery
k. Cucumber
l. Curly cabbage
m. Eggplant
n. Endive
o. Fennel
p. Fiddlehead ferns
q. Garlic
r. Green bean
s. Green cabbage
t. Green onion
u. Jalapeno
v. Kale
w. Leek
x. Orange bell pepper
y. Potato
z. Radicchio
aa. Radish
bb. Red cabbage
cc. Romaine lettuce
dd. Rutabaga
ee. Spinach
ff. Tomato
gg. Yellow onion

4. The best cooking method:
a. Baking
b. Boiling
c. Frying
d. Griddling
e. Microwaving
f. Pressure cooking

5. The best mushroom (based on antioxidant content):
a. Button
b. Chanterelles
c. Morels
d. Oyster
e. Porcini
f. Shiitake

6. The best mushroom for breast cancer prevention:
a. Button
b. Chanterelle
c. Crimini
d. Enoki
e. Italian brown
f. Oyster
g. Portobello
h. Shiitake
i. Stuffing
j. Woodear

7. The best rice:
a. Black rice
b. Brown rice
c. Red rice
d. White rice

8. The best nut:
a. Almond
b. Brazil nut
c. Cashew
d. Macadamia
e. Pecan
f. Peanut
g. Pine Nut
h. Pistachio
i. Walnut

9. The best airplane beverage:
a. Apple juice from concentrate
b. Cranberry juice cocktail
c. Hot coffee
d. Hot tea
e. Orange juice from concentrate
f. Tomato juice from concentrate
g. Water

10. The best onion:
a. Red
b. White
c. Yellow

11. The best lentil:
a. Red
b. Green
c. French green

12. The healthiest sweetener:
a. Agave nectar
b. Blackstrap molasses
c. Brown rice syrup
d. Corn syrup
e. Dark brown sugar
f. Date sugar
g. Honey
h. Light brown sugar
i. Maple syrup
j. Raw cane sugar
k. Sugar
l. Turbinado sugar

13. The best low-calorie sweetener:
a. Acesulfame-K
b. Aspartame
c. Cyclamate
d. Erythritol
e. Saccharin
f. Stevia
g. Sucralose
h. Xylitol

14. Healthiest chocolate fix:
a. Baking chocolate
b. Chocolate syrup
c. Cocoa powder
d. Dark chocolate
e. Milk chocolate
f. Semi-sweet chocolate

15. The best tea:
a. Black
b. Green
c. White
d. Depends on whether you add lemon

16. Which is the healthiest soy food?
a. Edamame
b. Soy milk
c. Tempeh
d. Tofu

17. The best microscopic green:
a. Blue-green algae
b. Chlorella
c. Spirulina
d. None of the above

18. The better seed:
a. Chia
b. Flax

19. Most antioxidants per serving:
a. A half cup of acai berries
b. A half cup of blueberries
c. A half cup of cranberries
d. A half cup of goji berries
e. A handful of pecans
f. A pomegranate
g. A tablespoon of cocoa powder
h. A teaspoon of cinnamon
i. An apple
j. An artichoke
k. One black plum
l. One pear

20. Best antioxidant bargain:
a. Acai
b. Apples
c. Artichokes
d. Cinnamon
e. Cloves
f. Cranberries
g. Goji Berries
h. Pecans
i. Purple Cabbage

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

-Michael Greger, M.D.

Image credit: theseanster93 / Flickr

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  • Stephen

    Can you please post the answers?  Thank you!

  • Shani

    Have you gotten your 20 winners yet?

    • Michael Greger M.D.

       Sorry, yes. We do pick one of our subscribers every week for a free DVD, though, so make sure to sign up (for free) at http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates

  • Laura

    Will the answers be posted?

    • JacquieRN

      We are not posting the answers but rather encouraging people to watch each video to find the answers. New people visit the site daily so prefer to keep the questions posted without the answers listed. Happy Watching and Learning!

  • Linda

    Dr. Greger, please, where can I find the answers to these questions?

    • The Ironist

      In the videos…

  • Mgibsonic

    Am also wondering which apples are best, since the “best of” video did not include Honey Crisps.

  • HemoDynamic, M.D.

    Just came across this post. Great job in teaching because I only missed two! And I only knew the answers because of your hard work! Keep it fun! Thanks!

  • katie

    I’d love to see a “Best Oil” for cooking, etc.

    • http://www.facebook.com/beth.perera Beth Perera

      The best oil is NO OIL. 100% fat. Cook with water, veg broth, vinegar…. anything but oil

    • Techie

      the best oil is cold-pressed sesame oil :)