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Food IQ Quiz #2

Food IQ Quiz #2

1. True or false – Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium?

Answer – True

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin required by the body for the absorption of calcium, bone development, immune function and alleviation of inflammation. Vitamin D is naturally made by the body when exposed to sunlight. 20 minutes of sun exposure for Australians is enough to get your daily dose of vitamin D.

Foods high in vitamin D are fish from the sea and egg yolks.

2. Which is higher in potassium, fibre and protein; Avocado or Bananas?

Answer – Avocado

Add avocado to smoothies, spread on toast instead of margarine or blend with spring onion and lime juice for a simple guacamole.

3. Which if these is not a source of carbohydrates for energy?

A.  Low fat milk
B.  Chicken breast
C.  Brown rice

Answer –  B. Chicken breast is protein – milk and rice contain carbohydrates

4. What is a serve of fruit?

A serve of fruit is:

A. 1 medium piece, eg, apple, banana, orange, pear

B. 4 dried apricot halves

C. 1/2 cup juice

D. All of the above

Answer – D. It is recommended we eat 2 serves of fruit everyday.

5. What is the name of the family of vegetables that broccoli, brussels sprouts, bok choy and cabbage are all a member of?

A. Cruciferous
B. Chenopodiaceae
C. Solanaceae

A. Cruciferous

These super veggies have it all… vitamins, fibre and disease fighting photochemicals. Try and eat 2 cups of vegetables from the cruciferous family everyday.

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