QUIZ: How Healthy Is Your Diet?

You can start lowering your cancer risk at your very next meal. Experts recommend that our diets revolve around plant foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans.

These foods tend to be low in calorie density. That means they provide fewer calories but because they’re full of fiber and water – they help to keep us feeling fuller for a longer time.

They also provide a wide range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that our bodies need, as well as several phytochemicals – naturally occurring compounds in plants that have potentially health promoting effects.

How healthy is your diet? Try our quiz

Choose the answer that most closely represents what you actually do, or what you would be most likely to do, in each situation. (You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to take this quiz.)

1. Breakfast is usually:

Egg white omelet and sausages
A muffin and orange juice
A bowl of oatmeal or cereal with fresh or dried fruit

2. Thinking about the amount of meat in your diet, do you:

Always include a large portion of red or processed meat with your meals
Have a medium-sized portion of red or processed meat 5 or more times week
Usually fill at least two thirds or more of your plate with plant foods and one third or less with lean meat

3. If you think about the meals and snacks you've eaten over the past week, your choices of plant foods (vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans) have included:

Less than 10 different kinds
10 - 20 different kinds
More than 20 different types of these foods

4. You eat take out or fast food:

Almost every day
A few times a week
Occasionally as a treat

5. The number of portions of fruit and vegetables you have in a typical day is:

One or less
Between two and four
Five or more

    Your Score

My score was:

5 points or less

6–11 points

12–15 points