Which type of nutrient is the best source of energy?
ANSWER : Carbohydrates. Just as a car needs fuel to run, our body’s cells need glucose to produce a fuel called ATP through a series of complex processes. ATP is the energy currency in the body used for various metabolic processes.
Calcium is a
ANSWER : Mineral ; Calcium is a mineral and our body needs calcium to maintain strong bones. Did you know that calcium in our bodies is also stored in our teeth!
Which vegetable is a flower?
ANSWER : Broccoli. When we eat spinach of lettuce, we are eating the leaves of the plant. Carrot and potatoes are the roots, Cucumbers, tomatoes and squash are the fruits. Broccoli is the flower of the plant which we like to eat!
A diet rich in saturated fat is linked to which of the following?
A) Kidney Failure
C) Cardiovascular disease
ANSWER : Cardiovascular disease: Animal fats are saturated fat. In a vegetarian diet, cream, cheese, butter and whole dairy products, coconut and palm oil are high in saturated fat.
Do pulses and lentils give us iron?
YES. Lentils and pulses are rich sources of dietary iron. 100g chickpeas – 6.2mg iron
100g green gram/moong – 6.7mg
100g dates - 1mg iron
Why are diabetics prone to infections?
A) Bacteria thrive in high glucose environment
B) Insulin has an anti-infective property
C) The high blood sugar levels raise body temperature
D) The insulin injections introduce pathogens in the body
Bacteria thrive in a high glucose environment. Diabetics have to regularly check their hands and feet for any cuts or wounds to ensure timely and proper wound healing. Women with uncontrolled diabetes are at a higher risk to developing vaginal infections.
Are green or black olives healthier?
Both. Green olives have more sodium than the black though.
Quinoa has more protein than wheat
C) Both have similar content
Quinoa and wheat have both the same amount of protein.
Around 13g protein in 100g !