Answer key! Facts every plant-based human should know

1. Which of the following is NOT an essential nutrient for healthy teeth?

  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K2
  • Boron

2. Why are fats important in the diet?

  • They lend a satisfying mouth-feel and taste to food
  • They support hormone production
  • They support vital bodily functions
  • All of the above

3. Which is better for you? Why are whole flax seeds, self-ground, recommended over pre-ground or flax oil?

  • Whole flax seeds ground at home*
  • Pre-ground flax seeds
  • Flax oil
  • All of the above

*Because they are fresher, include fiber and are lower in fat!

4. A good rule of thumb: _____ of your diet should be alkaline-forming foods.

  • 70%
  • 75%
  • 80%
  • 85%

5. Even though spinach is very high in calcium, why should you not rely on it as your main source of calcium?

  • It’s high in oxalic acid, which hinders calcium absorption
  • It’s high in phytic acid, which hinders calcium absorption
  • It’s low in oxalic acid, which hinders calcium absorption
  • It’s low in phytic acid, which hinders calcium absorption

6. Which of the following decreases absorption of calcium?

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Salts (such as oxalates)
  • All of the above

7. What category of foods increases iron absorption?

  • Fats
  • Acids
  • Sugars
  • Proteins

8. True or False: Vegans can get their B-12 needs met from eating healthy, whole foods.

  • True
  • False

9. Which of the following are symptoms of B-12 deficiency?

  • Poor circulation
  • Poor memory
  • Hair loss
  • A & C

10. What is the recommended minimum amount of protein intake?

  • 5-8% of daily calories
  • 10-20% of daily calories
  • 30-40% of daily calories
  • 50-75% of daily calories

11. Which of the following is NOT an effect of Vitamin D?

  • Fights infections
  • Prevents artery disease
  • Decreases free radicals
  • Helps prevent cancer

Interpreting Your Score 

The number of correct answers: 

10-11 Excellent – Congratulations! You’ve clearly got a strong knowledge of plant-based nutrition! 

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