Calcium is important for the formation of bone material. What is
necessary in order for calcium to be absorbed?
Answer: Gastric juice is necessary
for calcium to be absorbed.
the following foods, which has the least calcium?
A. Canned salmon, ½ can
B. Cottage cheese, ½
C. Brazil nuts, ½ cup
D. Cooked kale, ½ cup
Answer: The ½ cup of cottage cheese
has the least amount of calcium with 87 mg.
The kale has 103 mg in ½ cup, Brazil nuts have 130 mg and
the ½ can of salmon has the most with 225 mg of calcium. Depending
upon your age, you need 1000 to 1500 mg of calcium per day.
According to a study done by researchers at the University of
Arizona, women crave chocolate most when they have a deficiency in
This may be why some women experience an increase in
chocolate cravings when they are going through PMS.
Of the following McDonald’s menu items, which has the most amount
A. 6-piece chicken nuggets
B. Garden salad with Ranch
C. 2 scrambled eggs with a side
order of hash browns
with Ranch dressing has the most fat with 21 grams.
Watch what you put on your salads!
the items above, which has the least amount of fat?
Answer: The cheeseburger has the
least with 13 grams of fat
True or False: You would have to drink four 8-ounce glasses of
orange juice daily to get in the recommended intake of vitamin C.
One 8 ounce glass of orange juice is sufficient to provide
the recommended intake of Vitamin C.
However, when you are newly post-op, the acidity of orange
juice can upset your stomach, and the natural sugar content of
orange juice has been known to cause dumping. If you are able to
drink orange juice, try the orange juice that has added calcium. You
will be getting an important added benefit. Remember, that even if
you are drinking orange juice, it is advisable to take 500 mg of
chewable Vitamin C when you take your iron to help with absorption.
Potassium is an electrolyte important for our nervous system, muscle
function and fluid balance. Without
potassium we wouldn’t have a regular heart beat.
When we think of potassium, most of us think of bananas as
being the best source. Which
of the following has even more potassium than bananas?
C. Butternut Squash
D. Green beans
Butternut Squash which has 782 mg in ¾ cups.
This is almost twice as much as in a banana.
According to a recent study, the consumption of which of the
following has shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer?
Answer: C. Blackberries.
Blackberries are an excellent source of anthocyanin, an antitoxin
that gives the berry its reddish-blue color, as well as ellagic
acid. They have been shown in studies to impede enzymes that promote
cancer. Remember that
this summer when blackberries are in season.
They can be frozen in small quantities and a few at a time
popped into your fruit smoothie that you put protein powder in.
In takes very few berries to be effective.
Because of dumping, many of us have become accustomed to reading
nutrition labels to check the grams of sugar contained in food.
One teaspoon of sugar is equivalent to how many grams of
A. One gram
B. Two grams
C. Four grams
D. Ten grams
Four. One teaspoon of
table sugar is equivalent to 4 grams.
B 12 is normally absorbed in what part of the body?
B. Small Intestines
Small intestines. B 12 is absorbed in the ileum section of the small
intestines. Because gastric juice is needed for absorption, it is
necessary to take a B 12 supplement for those who have had RNY
gastric bypass surgery.
11. This essential
element, which is found in plentiful amounts in beef, plays a
critical role in our immune system.
What is it?
Answer: B. Zinc.
Even a small deficiency in zinc can affect your immune
system. Zinc lozenges
have become very popular the last few years to help people fight
colds and flu.
12. We have all
heard of the health benefits of drinking small amounts of red wine
to help reduce heart disease. Researchers
at the University of California, Davis have discovered that the
juice of what can have the same beneficial effects?
Apples. The recommended
amount per day to drink to have a beneficial effect is 1 ½ cups.
Researchers found that eating 2 apples per day had a
beneficial effect, but not as much as drinking the juice.