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The Wise Choice
Food Quiz – Answer and Notes
Numbers 1 to 4 are self explanatory
5. A high fibre diet will help to prevent constipation?
6. White bread is a good source of fibre?
False. Brown, granary or wholemeal bread has higher fibre. It is good to have a
variety of breads.
7. Meat, eggs and oily fish are high in iron?
8. Instant mashed potato is high in vitamin C?
True. Because it is fortified with vitamin C, as are some fruit cordials. Other
good sources are vegetables and fruit, especially citrus fruits and juices. In
addition, to helping the body to absorb iron, vitamin C is good for the skin, helps
wounds to heal, is important in warding off infections. People should try to have
fruit and vegetables every day, and to include juice or a drink fortified with vitamin
C at mealtimes.
9. Frozen vegetables are as good as fresh ones?
True. Frozen vegetables have just as many vitamins and sometimes more than
fresh ones. They are a good standby, and are economical as people can use just
what they need. Frozen peas are an excellent source of vitamin C. Tinned
vegetables and fruit are also useful and instant mashed potato is fortified with
vitamin C.
10. Sardines, salmon and pilchards are good for bones?
True. Oily fish is not only good for the heart and circulation, it is also good for
bones. It contains vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. Other good
sources are eggs, liver, margarine, evaporated milk, dairy foods and meats.
11. Milk and cheese contain a lot of calcium?
True. Milk and cheese are excellent for calcium, as are other dairy products such
as yoghurt, fromage frais and cottage cheese. Other sources of calcium are oily
fish (eat the bones of canned fish), white bread/flour and Hovis and Vit Be
breads. Some fruits and vegetables contain calcium.
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The Wise Choice
12. It is good to drink at least 8 cups of fluid a day?
13. Cakes, biscuits, crisps and chocolate are part of a well balanced diet?
True. Foods like these increase interest and enjoyment in eating. The old saying
‘a little of what you fancy does you good’ is very true. However, it is a good idea
to think of these foods as extras and not to eat them instead of a balanced meal.
Salt and salty foods such as snacks and processed foods should only be
eaten in moderation – they can cause high blood pressure.
14. It is a good idea to keep a well-stocked cupboard?
True. A well-stocked cupboard is a good idea for standbys, when people do not
feel up to cooking or if the weather is too bad to shop. Anyone with a freezer has
even more opportunity to stock up on ready-to-eat meals, frozen vegetables or f