Test Your Food IQ

Which food or beverage can sharpen your memory?

a) Vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts
b) Beef, such as steak
c) Dairy foods, such as milk and yogurt
d) Herbal tea

ANSWER is A: Studies that focus on food and memory show that the more produce people eat, the better.

Which of the following foods can help minimize migraine headaches?

a) Chocolate
b) Wild salmon
c) Tofu
d) Red wine

ANSWER is B: Wild salmon (rich in Omega 3 Fats) have been shown to help migraine sufferers.

Which foods can help sharpen your eye sight?

a) Foods containing vitamin C, such as bell peppers, citrus fruits, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts
b) Foods with Lutein, such as kale, spinach, pumpkin and corn
c) Sources of Beta-carotene, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, mangos and spinach
d) All of the above

ANSWER is D: A diet rich in vitamins C, E, beta carotene, lutein and the mineral zinc has been shown to reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

Which foods can help prevent or manage osteoporosis?

a) Vitamin D-rich foods, such as fatty fish (wild salmon, sardines) and fortified milk
b) Calcium-rich foods, such as low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese, broccoli and white beans
c) Vitamin K-rich foods, such as kale, spinach, Swiss chard and asparagus
d) All of the above

ANSWER is D: All three nutrients are critical for bone health.

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