Protein Quiz

1. Protein needs are the same throughout your life.

  • True
  • False

Protein needs increase as we age. Older individuals require higher intakes of protein to stimulate muscle protein synthesis. Adults need 4-5 servings of protein while children need 2-3 servings of protein.

2. A high protein diet is the key to gain more muscle mass and increase muscle size.

  • True
  • False

Muscle growth happens only regular exercise and proper diet are combined. Bodybuilders and athletes must consume enough total calories to facilitate weight gain. Therefore, a healthy balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat is necessary for building muscle and gaining weight.

3. Which has more protein?

  • 1/2 glass of soy milk
  • 1 tbsp cheese spread
  • 1/4 cup nuts
  • 3 oz beef

Beef and rice contain protein. However, beef has more protein with 8 grams per serving. Rice contains 1 gram and 2 grams protein per serving respectively. Mango and other fruits do not contain protein.

4. A complete protein is also known as?

  • A carbohydrate protein
  • A high quality protein
  • A special protein

Complete, or high quality proteins, are packed with specific amino acids (building blocks of protein). A complete protein can provide the 8 essential amino acids which are necessary for growth, maintenance and repair of body tissues. Proteins from animal sources like eggs, dairy, meat, poultry and fish are all considered high quality proteins.

5. What is your quickest and most convenient source of protein?

  • Vegetables
  • Processed Meats
  • Cereals

Processed meats contain higher amount of protein compared to vegetables and cereals. Processed meats are already pre-cooked food items which only need reheating for consumption.

6. Why do we need protein?

  • For energy
  • Immune functions
  • Repair bones and muscles
  • All of the above

Protein is an important part of every cell in the body. Protein’s functions include giving energy, repairing bones and muscles (collagen) and helping with immune system (antibodies). Collagen and antibodies are made up of protein.

7. A serving of protein is equivalent to:

  • 1 Tbsp of mayonnaise
  • 1 pc of yema
  • 1 palm-sized serving of meat

A serving of protein is equivalent to 1 palm-sized serving of meat. Mayonnaise and yema do not contain protein.

8. Bodybuilders need more protein than non-bodybuilders.

  • True
  • False

Protein requirements of bodybuilders and non-bodybuilders are not necessarily different. Their diet should comprise of 10-15% calories from protein. Consuming a variety of protein-rich foods in the right amounts can easily meet their protein requirement.

9. Too much protein can be unhealthy.

  • True
  • False

Excessive intake of protein can cause kidney problems, diabetes and heart problems. This can also lead to weight gain. If the protein is from meat or animal sources only, it might be high in saturated fat which can lead to high cholesterol.

10. Hotdogs and nuggets are good sources of protein.

  • True
  • False

Purefoods TJ Hotdog and Nuggets are protein-loaded. 3 pcs of Purefoods TJ Hotdog can already give 8 g of protein. 4 pcs of Purefoods Fun Nuggets provide 6 g of protein. So there is still nutrition in these kinds of foods.

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