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QUIZ: How Healthy Is Your Diet?

Your Results

Score 5 or less: Make some healthy changes

By taking this quiz you’ve taken the first step to improving your diet. Your responses suggest that adding more plant foods could make your diet healthier. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans help to protect you from a variety of health problems like cancer and heart disease.

Visit our Getting Started: Diet page for lots of ideas on how to make small healthy changes right now.


Score 6-11: Doing well

You’re doing well, but there is room for improvement. Look at some of the food choices you make each day and consider how they could be healthier.

  • Swap a sugary snack for a healthy sandwich or a piece of fresh fruit.
  • Instead of a second serving of red meat, have an extra helping of steamed vegetables.

Research shows that people who eat diets rich in plant foods tend to have a lower risk of cancer and heart disease.

You can find lots of ideas on making healthier meals on our Getting Started: Diet page.

And remember, AICR has plenty of healthy recipes to help.


Score 12+: Excellent!

Congratulations! You appear to be selecting the right balance of foods for a healthy diet. From a nutritional and health point of view, you are helping your body perform in peak condition and reducing your risk of serious health problems, such as cancer.

Since most plant foods are relatively low in calorie density a diet rich in these foods can offer a wide variety of choices without you having to worry about gaining excess weight.

Continue to get most of your calories from plant-based foods and you’ll be eating your way to a healthier life.

And remember, AICR has plenty of healthy recipes to help.

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Published on June 28, 2011

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