FOOD AND MOOD TRY THIS QUIZ

The answers to each of the 10 questions below can be found on the corresponding
try this postcard or try this poster

Q1

Water

Water removes toxins from the body and helps us to concentrate.
How many glasses of water per day are we recommended to drink?

a) 1-2

b) 2-3

c) 4-6

d) 6-8

 

Q2

Caffeine

Too much caffeine can make us anxious, irritable and depressed.
Which one of the following drinks contains caffeine?

a) mineral water

b) herbal tea

c) coffee

d) fruit juice

 

Q3

Carbohydrates

Foods that release their energy slowly can help to reduce tiredness or irritability.
Which food is a slow energy-releasing food?

a) sugar

b) white bread

c) porridge oats

d) white rice

 

Q4

Protein

Food that is rich in protein is digested more slowly and can help you feel satisfied for longer.
How many examples of protein-rich foods are shown in the kebab picture?

a) 7

b) 6

c) 5

d) 4

 

Q5

Essential fats

Omega-3 oils help your brain cells to function better.
Which of the following is NOT a good source of omega-3 oils?

a) sardines

b) hemp oil

c) pilchards

d) sunflower oil

 

Q6

Additives

Eating some additives can affect behaviour and concentration in sensitive people, especially in children.
Which additive is the odd one out?

a) monosodium glutamate

b) tartrazine

c) aspartame

d) vitamin C

 

Q7

Breakfast

Eating breakfast has been linked to better performance at school or work.
Which action plan is most likely to help with mid-morning mood/energy dips?

a) to think about breakfast

b) to talk about breakfast

c) to eat some breakfast

d) to skip breakfast

 

Q8

Gut health

Some foods irritate the gut and some foods make it feel more comfortable.
Which is the odd one out?

a) beans

b) vegetables

c) live yoghurt

d) alcohol

 

Q9

Fruit and veg

We are recommended to eat at least five portions per day of fruit and veg
About how much is one portion of fruit or veg for an adult?

a) a teaspoon

b) a handful

c) a plateful

d) a shopping bag full

 

Q10

Food intolerance

Food intolerance has been associated with feelings of depression and fatigue.
Which is the odd one out?

a) pure water

b) dairy

c) yeast

d) wheat

ANSWERS

Q1: d  Q2: c  Q3: c  Q4: a  Q5: d  Q6: d  Q7: c  Q8: d  Q9: b  Q10: a