Food tech- eating for health

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Which people should check with their GP whether the eatwell plate applies to them?
People under medical supervision
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T/F obesity can increase the risk of developing coronary heart disease?
True
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What foods should you cut down on to achieve a healthy diet?
Fat, salt and sugars
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How can you maintain a healthy weight?
By balancing the calories you eat with being physically active
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Using the traffic light system, what does a green light mean?
That the food is a good choice to make.
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Why do manufacturers produce healthy option foods?
So that buyers in want of healthy food will buy it and as a result they can make more money.
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What is margarine fortified with?
Vitamins A and D
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T/F: a nutritional profile can be made using the computer?
True
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T/F: your body doesn't need energy when it's asleep
False
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Why does your body need energy?
To carry out bodily functions eg breathing, pumping blood, digestion and brain activity.
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Why is protein needed by the body?
Protein is required in the body for growth and repair.
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What happens if we eat too much protein?
The excess protein is used for energy or stored as fat
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Name a plant based protein
Tofu, tivall or bean curd are acceptable plant based proteins
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What are plant based proteins fortified with?
Vitamins and minerals
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Which source of protein is cheaper and quicker to produce:plant/meat
Plant
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What are the functions of fat in the body?
fat provides energy, keeps us warm, cushions internal organs and contains vitamins A and D
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Why is it better to place saturated fat with unsaturated fat?
Because saturated fat increases cholesterol level.
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Sugar is good for your teeth T/F?
False
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Why do long distance runners eat starchy foods like pasta?
So that energy is released slowly through the race
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What is the chemical composition of vitamins?
Carbon, hydrogen and Oxygen
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Which vitamin is found in citrus fruits?
Vitamin C
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An excess of which mineral increases the risk of heart disease and stroke?
Sodium
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A deficiency of which mineral can result in anaemia?
Iron
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T/F: excess water is stored in the body?
False it is excreted as urine
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T/F obesity can increase the risk of developing coronary heart disease?

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What foods should you cut down on to achieve a healthy diet?

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How can you maintain a healthy weight?

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Using the traffic light system, what does a green light mean?

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