Healthier Drinks Quiz
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Healthier Drinks Quiz

Cocktails are loaded with calories. Take this quiz to see how much you know about healthier alcoholic options.

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Healthier Drinks Quiz
Healthier Drinks Quiz
Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of these equals one serving of alcohol?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. One drink contains 14 grams of alcohol. That translates to one 12-ounce beer (5 percent alcohol), one 5-ounce glass of wine (12 percent alcohol) and one 1.5-ounce shot of hard liquor (40 percent alcohol or 80 proof).

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

What does "moderate drinking" mean for a woman?

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The correct answer is: One drink per day for a woman is considered reasonable if she has no history of alcohol abuse. One standard drink equals: 5 fluid ounces of wine (about half a midsize wine glass or less if the glass is bigger), 12 fluid ounces of beer (one can or a short draft) or 1.5 fluid ounces of 80-proof liquor such as vodka or scotch (about one-shot glass).

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

How many drinks each day is considered safe for men?

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The correct answer is: For men, two servings of alcohol a day is considered safe. This amount provides some healthy benefits minus any risks.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which of these alcoholic beverages has health benefits?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. While red wine gets the most press for being good for you, dark beer and whiskey are not without their health benefits, either: dark beers have more iron than lighter brews, and research shows whiskey contains more antioxidants than other hard liquors.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is a health benefit of drinking red wine?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Red wine has a lot of health benefits, and when consumed in moderation has been shown to lower cholesterol and inflammation, which decreases the risk for heart problems; to reduce the risk of cancer thanks to polyphenols, a type of antioxidant; and to prevent aging and age-related diseases by absorbing damaging free radicals in your body.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

How many calories are in 12 ounces of regular beer?

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The correct answer is: A regular 12-ounce beer averages between 150 and 200 calories. A light beer of the same size, however, contains between 100 and 130 calories.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

How many calories are in 5 ounces of wine?

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The correct answer is: Yes, wine is the lighter option if you're choosing between wine and beer. Five ounces of dry wine has between 100 and 110 calories. But take note: a 12-ounce wine cooler has almost double that, between 180 and 200 calories.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

How many calories are in 1.5 ounces of spirits?

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The correct answer is: A 1.5-ounce portion (a typical shot) of 80-proof liquor has 100 calories. A 1.5-ounce portion of a cordial or liqueur has about 160 calories.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which has more health benefits: brandy or vodka?

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The correct answer is: Brandy is a slightly healthier choice than vodka. Because it's made from grapes, brandy is high in antioxidants, which can protect against heart disease and cancer.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which of these liquors is less likely to cause a hangover?

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The correct answer is: Liquors and drinks that are lighter in color, such as vodka, gin and light beers are less likely to leave you reaching for the ibuprofen the next day. Alcohols that are darker in color, such as brandy, whiskey and tequila, have more congeners, chemicals that have been linked to hangovers.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: Alcohol prevents the body from burning fat effectively.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Research suggests that drinking alcohol might put the brakes on your body’s ability to burn fat. Alcohol also raises cortisol, a hormone that leads to muscle breakdown and fat storage, and decreases testosterone, a hormone that helps you gain or preserve muscle tissue, for up to 24 hours. Combined, all of these slow your metabolism, which slow your body's ability to burn fat.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Which of these beers has fewer calories?

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The correct answer is: Stout beers tend to have fewer calories than lager beers, but both of these usually have more calories than "light" beers.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: Using caffeinated mixers, such as soda, with alcohol increases your risk of a hangover.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Caffeine can be dehydrating, so a highly-caffeinated mixer, such as soda or an energy drink, will only amplify the dehydrating effects of the alcohol. That means you're more likely to suffer the symptoms of a hangover after indulging.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drinking alcohol before a meal makes you less likely to overeat during the meal.

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The correct answer is: This is false. In fact, it's the opposite: research indicates that drinking alcohol before a meal can cause you to eat more than you would have otherwise. Drinking a glass or two of water before a meal, however, can make you feel fuller quicker — so it's a smart move if you're looking to drop a few pounds.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

How many calories are in a Long Island Iced Tea?

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The correct answer is: That's practically a meal in a glass! Beware this and many other popular cocktails, which are often loaded with calories. A Piña Colada, for example, has a whopping 700 calories.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which of these drinks has fewer calories?

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The correct answer is: A margarita on the rocks has fewer calories than a frozen margarita. You can also cut back on the number of calories you consume from alcohol beverages by alternating between a alcoholic beverage and a glass of seltzer or water.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: People with diabetes should not drink alcohol because of its sugar content.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Diabetics don't have to be teetotalers. If your blood glucose levels are on target, it's unlikely that an occasional alcoholic drink at mealtime will do any harm. The key is making sure the drink doesn't have any hidden sugar traps.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a better drink mixer for people with diabetes?

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The correct answer is: Bar drinks are often brimming with added sugar. Order your drinks with diet soda instead of regular soda. Fruit juices, cocktail mixes and even club soda are packed with extra sugars that can send your blood glucose levels for a ride.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drinking alcohol can make your skin age more slowly.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Excess alcohol can dehydrate your skin and can affect absorption of vitamins and nutrients that keep your skin looking young and fresh.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drinking a glass of wine or another alcoholic beverage before bed is an easy way to sleep better.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Alcohol may make you more drowsy, which can help you fall asleep. But it will keep you from reaching the deep, restorative stages of sleep, druing which your brain and body are really able to recover. Your sleep will be uneven and unrefreshing.

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