Drinks & Beverages Quiz: Test Your IQ

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Drinks and Beverages FAQs

Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP on October 27, 2017

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Q:How much of the water on Earth is available to drink?

A:1%. Only 1% of the water on Earth is available to drink!

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Q:Americans drink 1 billion glasses of water every day. True or False?

A:True. It's true: Americans drink about 1 billion glasses of tap water every day!

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Q:Choosing to drink water instead of regular soda can save you as much as what calories?

A:247 calories. Depending on the flavor, a 20-ounce soda ranges from 227-247 calories. Choosing to drink water instead will save you these calories, which can help with weight reduction.

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Q:Which beverage has more calories: 20 ounces of orange juice or 20 ounces of flavored soda?

A:20 ounces of orange juice. Believe it or not, according to the CDC, a 20-ounce serving of 100% orange juice offers up a whopping 280 calories! The same amount of soda packs nearly 250 calories. With both drinks being so high in calories, you may just opt for water instead.

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Q:Fruit juice concentrates contain added sugar and calories. True or False?

A:True. Sweeteners that add calories to a beverage have many different names and are not always obvious on the ingredients list. If any of these appear in the ingredients list of your favorite beverage, you are drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage: high-fructose corn syrup, fructose, fruit juice concentrates, honey, sugar, syrup, corn syrup, sucrose, and/or dextrose.

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Q:Who drinks more soda per day? Teen boys or teen girls?

A:Teen boys. When it comes to soda, the average teenage boy drinks about 20 ounces (almost two cans) of the stuff every day.

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Q:Which alcoholic beverage has the most calories per serving?

A:Wine cooler, 8 ounces. Surprised? Per ounce, wine coolers are light on alcohol, so many people assume they're light on calories. Not true! Your favorite 12-ounce wine cooler can have 190 calories and 22 grams of carbohydrates -- more than regular beer or wine!

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Q:Which has more calories? Whole milk or soy milk?

A:Whole milk. For a 12-ounce serving, soy milk ranges between 147-191 calories, while whole milk, at 220 calories per 12-ounce serving, nearly tops the charts for basic beverages. Bear in mind, other options include the following: 2% low-fat milk (183 calories); 1% low-fat milk (154 calories); nonfat milk (125 calories).

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Q:How many calories are in a 12-oz energy drink?

A:Energy drinks. Not all that surprisingly, some popular energy drinks pack a 160-calorie punch for a 12-ounce serving! Feel better about your dietary choices and opt for vegetable juice, which has exactly half the calories at 80 calories per 12-ounce serving.

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