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Friday, 2 January 2015

Healthily informed? Or fit for nothing? Take this test... with the 2014 QUIZ

Some food for thought... 

1. In terms of nutrition, which is the better option: full-fat or low-fat houmous?

2. If you’re watching your weight, the best choice of drink is...
a A glass of bubbly.
b A glass of dry white wine.
c A light ale.

3. Ex-Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer has lost more than 5st by giving up most meals for a combination of which fruit and which soft drink?

4. Just a quarter of British adults meet the NHS’s five-a-day fruit and veg target. So there was widespread disbelief when researchers suggested that to reduce heart disease and cancer risk, we should actually aim for how many portions?

5. Juicing – one of the year’s biggest diet trends – is a great way to boost your intake of fibre. True or false?

6. The average Briton consumes 15 teaspoons of added sugar a day. According to the World Health Organisation, what should the daily allowance be?

7. This year, Time magazine caused a stir when it published a cover story on new research that showed eating which of the following did not contribute to heart disease, contradicting decades-old medical advice?
a Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
b Six double espressos a day.
c Butter, cheese and red meat.

8. Which pop couple embarked on a 22-day vegan programme at the start of 2014, sparking a trend for meat and dairy-free diets?

Answers below.........


Some food for thought... 

1. Full-fat. Stripping out heart-healthy polyunsaturated fat removes the flavour, so low-fat products are usually higher in sugar or salt.

2. B. There are 82 calories in a glass of dry white wine, 91 in a standard glass of sparkling wine, and 96 in a bottle of light ale.

4. Researchers said increasing intake to seven portions of fruit and veg a day cuts the risk of heart disease and dying from cancer.3. Lord Falconer went from 16st 6lb to 11st 5lb by snacking on apples and drinking up to nine cans of Diet Coke every day.

5. False. Green juice packs a powerful punch in terms of vitamins and mineral, but any form of juicing strips fibre from fruit and veg.

6. Adults should aim to cut their intake to six teaspoons a day, and never more than 12.

7. C. Time’s cover line ‘Eat butter’ followed research questioning the long-held connection between fat intake, cholesterol and heart disease.

8. Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who signed up to ‘Veganary’ – a meat and dairy-free January – sharing photos of meals with millions of fans on Instagram.



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