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Game On: Can You Guess Which Super Bowl Snacks Are Healthiest?

Test your smarts with this ultimate game day nutrition face-off quiz.

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QUESTION 1

What’s the healthier choice: jalapeño poppers vs. potato skins?

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Select those spuds!

While both apps are undeniably cheesy, potato skins are usually more potato and skin—which offers more vitamins, minerals, and fiber—than they are cheese and toppings (just watch the bacon). Jalapeno poppers are just the opposite: they’re fried in oil and stuffed with cheese, leaving very little nutrition and quite a bit of heart-unhealthy fat.

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QUESTION 2

What’s the healthier choice: spinach artichoke dip vs. guacamole?

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Holy guacamole!

You may be thinking: What? Spinach plus artichokes equals healthy! If those veggies were in a bowl by themselves, then yes. But mix in the sour cream, cream cheese, and Parmesan that makes it the famous dip we know and love, and BOOM! Calorie and saturated fat bomb. On the other hand, guac is usually made with fresh avocado, onions, tomatoes, limes and spices, making it a nutritious and heart-healthy pick for your chip. Just watch your portions, especially of the chips you scoop your guac with.

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QUESTION 3

What’s the healthier choice: 7-layer dip vs. ranch?

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Layer up!

Surprised? While seven layers of dip may seem like a diet-killing behemoth, some of those layers include beans, guac, and tomatoes, which are all rich in nutrients your body craves. Beans are a great source of filling fiber and protein, avocados have heart-healthy fats, and tomatoes are full of vitamin C and lycopene. But ranch dip is basically just a big bowl of spiced sour cream, which gives you a dollop of fat and calories with very little added nutrition.

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QUESTION 4

What’s the healthier choice: soda vs. beer?

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Cheers!

Music to your ears? While both bevvies aren’t great picks for your waistline (at about 100-150 calories per serving), the high sugar count in soda is associated with tooth decay, obesity, and diabetes. Plus, beer has protein and B vitamins. Just stick to the recommended daily limits for alcohol, which is two beers a day for men, and one for women.

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QUESTION 5

What’s the healthier choice: pizza vs. wings?

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Get your slice on!

This is a close call, since pizza is usually stacked with cheese, and wings tend to be fried and coated with sugary sauce. Nutrition-wise, though, pizza gives you more options. Why? One word: toppings. Pile that pizza with fresh veggies and lean meats if you can—and stick to just once slice. If you need your wing fix, go ahead and have a few, just pair them with a side salad or fruit for an extra vitamin boost.

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Reviewed by: Preeti Parikh, MD, . Review date: Jan. 18, 2018
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