Ashley is up against Daris in round one. Sami says that brown rice is a great source of protein and fiber. That's just fact. The question is, how much fiber does one cup of brown rice have compared to one cup of white rice? The potential answers are: a) 2 times; b) 3.5 times; c) 5 times. Ashley buzzes in and guesses 5 times. Wrong! Daris guesses 3.5, which is right. The Blue Team gets a point. Koli is next, going against Drea. He laments Drea's smarts. Sami reads the next question. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats, meaning that they're not produced in the body. Which of the following is a source of omega-3 fatty acids? The potential answers are: a) salmon; b) peanuts; c) blueberries. Drea buzzes in and guesses blueberries. Is she for real? Koli guesses salmon, which is of course the right answer. I know very little about nutrition, and even I thought that was a no-brainer. The Blue Team has two points. Sami launches into the next question. Many fruits contain a concentrated source of antioxidants called ellagic acid. Ellagic acid has been found to promote wound healing and fight heart disease. Which fruit contains the highest amount of ellagic acid? Contestants Lance and Sam have no idea with the heck she's talking about. Even Sami has no idea what she's talking about. The choices are: a) bananas; b) pomegranate; c) strawberries. I think you always go with the pomegranate, right? Lance subscribes to this theory as well, but it's the wrong answer. Sami goes for strawberries, which is correct! Two to one, Blue Team.
The next round is O'Neal versus Sherry. Old-fashioned steel cut oats are an insoluble fiber that promotes blood pressure control. Which other grain promotes blood pressure control? The choices are: a) brown rice; b) flax seed; c) whole wheat pasta; d) none of the above. O'Neal rings in and guesses flax seed, which is incorrect. Sherry goes with "none of the above," which is correct! It's a tie game. Michael steps up to go against Stephanie. Sami notes that an avocado is an excellent example of good fat that contains many vitamins and nutrients that also help to absorb other fat-soluble vitamins. How many calories does a one ounce serving of avocado have? I ate half a container of guacamole tonight, so I am interested in this answer. The choices are: a) 50; b) 60; c) 70. Michael buzzes in and guesses 50. It's correct, and so the Blue Team wins. They could use a little beautifying, I guess. The Black Team girls are pissed, though. Everyone gets a book, which is cold, annoying comfort.