Healthy Eating Quizzes
The entertaining pursuit of trivia
From the time our kids were small, we have enjoyed playing a board game called "Trivial Pursuit." We even have the "Young Players" version so that the younger kids could still be part of the game. In case you don't know, this is game where there are a number of categories from which questions are drawn as you circle the board trying to to be the first to collect enough pie pieces, one for each category, to fill up your pie-shaped playing piece.
More than you thought you knew
There is something so appealing about seeing which bits of information you can extract from your brain at the appropriate moment. Often we are amazed that we know things that we didn't even know we knew! We have spent many a happy hour laughing and wracking our brains until someone has obtained all their pie pieces and a winner is declared.
Quiz format is popular.
Perhaps it is the enjoyment that we get from testing our knowledge that makes quizzes one of the most popular features on healthy-eating-support.org.
Click on the link and have fun testing your knowledge.
You might call them "Not-Trivial Pursuit"
I should point out here that, although I compared taking these quizzes to playing "Trivial Pursuit," there is one big difference. The information that you will find here is anything but trivial. You are not playing for plastic pieces of the pie, but for a worthwhile chance to live better and feel well.
Hope you enjoy these healthy eating quizzes and please eat and be healthy with my warmest regards,
Do I need supplements?
Many health experts do recommend that you supplement your diet with a good quality vitamin/mineral product. However, keep in mind that supplements cannot take the place of eating good quality, nutritious foods. Fresh, whole foods have components that simply cannot be isolated and put into a pill. There is also much we still don’t know about what your body needs for optimum health, except that fresh, whole foods seem to help provide it. Supplements should live up to their name by merely supplementing the healthy foods you eat.
It's not true.
There is a myth out there that if a food is healthy, it won’t taste good. When you consider all of the wonderful fruits, vegetables, lean meats, beans, whole grains, etc., it’s difficult to imagine that there aren’t a number of foods in these groups that would taste good. If you don’t like tofu or bran muffins, don’t eat them! But find some healthy foods you do like. If you have accustomed yourself to junk food, you may have to retrain your palate and your thinking a bit, but you may find that healthy foods become your new favorite foods!
Get to know all you can about food and its effect on your health.
One of the best healthy eating guidelines is to educate yourself about the foods you eat. This includes everything from reading labels to knowing the difference between nutrients and which foods are good sources.