Drinks & Beverages Quiz: Test Your IQ

Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP on October 27, 2017
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How much of the water on Earth is available to drink?

Only 1% of the water on Earth is available to drink!

95% 25% 10% 1%

Americans drink 1 billion glasses of water every day.

It's true: Americans drink about 1 billion glasses of tap water every day!

True False

Choosing to drink water instead of regular soda can save you as much as ________ calories.

Depending on the flavor, a 20-ounce soda ranges from 227-247 calories. Choosing to drink water instead will save you these calories, which can help with weight reduction.

50 calories 75 calories 91 calories 247 calories

Which beverage has more calories?

Believe it or not, according to the CDC, a 20-ounce serving of 100% orange juice offers up a whopping 280 calories! The same amount of soda packs nearly 250 calories. With both drinks being so high in calories, you may just opt for water instead.

20 ounces of orange juice 20 ounces of flavored soda

Fruit juice concentrates contain added sugar and calories.

Sweeteners that add calories to a beverage have many different names and are not always obvious on the ingredients list. If any of these appear in the ingredients list of your favorite beverage, you are drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage!
- High-fructose corn syrup
- Fructose
- Fruit juice concentrates
- Honey
- Sugar
- Syrup
- Corn syrup
- Sucrose
- Dextrose

True False

Who drinks more soda per day?

When it comes to soda, the average teenage boy drinks about 20 ounces (almost two cans) of the stuff every day.

Teen boys Teen girls

Which alcoholic beverage has the most calories per serving?

Surprised? Per ounce, wine coolers are light on alcohol, so many people assume they're light on calories. Not true! Your favorite 12-ounce wine cooler can have 190 calories and 22 grams of carbohydrates -- more than regular beer or wine!

Beer, 12 ounces Wine cooler, 8 ounces "Hard" alcohol -- vodka, gin, scotch, 1.5 ounces Sherry or port, 5 ounces

Which has more calories?

For a 12-ounce serving, soy milk ranges between 147-191 calories, while whole milk, at 220 calories per 12-ounce serving, nearly tops the charts for basic beverages. Bear in mind, other options include the following:
- 2% low-fat milk (183 calories)
- 1% low-fat milk (154 calories)
- Nonfat milk (125 calories)

Soy milk Whole milk

More calories are found in...

Not all that surprisingly, some popular energy drinks pack a 160-calorie punch for a 12-ounce serving! Feel better about your dietary choices and opt for vegetable juice, which has exactly half the calories at 80 calories per 12-ounce serving.

Vegetable juice Energy drinks

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