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Test Yourself on Sports Nutrition

  1. The four major food groups work together to provide all the nutrients that your body needs.?

  2. True?
    False?

  3. Grain products are the only good source of carbohydrate.

  4. True?
    False?

  5. All foods in the Meat and Alternatives food group are high in fat.

  6. True?
    False?

  7. Glycogen is the storage form of carbohydrate in muscles that is used for energy.

  8. True?
    False?

  9. Vitamin supplements are recommended for all physically active people.

  10. True?
    False?

  11. Lack of fluids can impair physical performance.

  12. True?
    False?

  13. Sugar taken during short-duration exercise provides no benefits

  14. True?
    False?

  15. The precompetition meal generally does not supply energy for the competition

  16. True?
    False?

  17. The body's need for ________ far surpasses that for any other nutrient.

  18. fat
    water
    carbohydrate
    protein

  19. A fat-free diet is good for you

  20. True?
    False?

  21. Carbohydrate is an important source of energy for your body

  22. True?
    False?

  23. A large meal should be eaten earlier than a small meal before an athletic event.

  24. True?
    False?

  25. The iron in all foods is absorbed equally by the body.

  26. True?
    False?

  27. If you want to increase your intake of carbohydrate, a good way is to increase your daily servings from the Grain Products and Vegetables & Fruit groups.

  28. True?
    False?

  29. During moderate exercise the optimal beverage for replacing fluids is:

  30. a beverage that supplies glucose
    fruit juice
    cool water
    a salt solution

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For more information contact a sport dietitian/nutritionist. For a list of sports nutritionists or dietitians, contact your provincial sport medicine council or the Canadian Sport Medicine and Science Council of Canada.

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