Thursday, February 24, 2011

Healthy Foods Quiz: Cancer Prevention

Test your knowledge about natural foods and antioxidants that are reported to help to prevent cancer. List your multiple choice answers in the "comments" section below.

1. Cruciferous vegetables contain strong antioxidants that may help decrease the risk of cancer. Which of the following is not an example of a cruciferous vegetable?  a) broccoli   b) potato   c) cabbage   d) Brussels sprouts

2. Which antioxidant compound in tomatoes has been shown to prevent breast, lung, stomach and prostate cancer?  a) coenzyme-Q10   b) free radicals   c) beta-carotene   d) lycopene

3. Which of the following nutrients can be found in garlic? a) tryptophan  b) lutein  c) niaspan

4. The ____________ in green tea have been shown to slow or prevent the development of several types of cancer including colon, liver, breast, and prostate.   a) vitamins  b) color  c) flavonoids

5. Grapes and red wine contain the chemical resveratrol, which is a very potent antioxidant that can prevent ______________ before it begins.   a) pain   b) hair loss   c) cell damage

6. Which of all the berries are considered to contain the highest amount of cancer-fighting compounds?   a) blackberries   b) strawberries   c) blueberries   d) raspberries

Thanks for taking the quiz! Check back later to see if your answers are correct.

***Updated 2/27/11***

Answers: 1) b-potato  2) d-lycopene  3) a-tryptophan  4) c-flavonoids  5) c-cell damage  6) c-blueberries


  1. Hi Shirley! It's good to "see" you again--thanks for stopping by and for the feedback on the quiz. I hope you and your family are well. :>)


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