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Dietary fibre quiz

A quiz looking at fibre.

1. How much energy is provided per gram of fibre? 

2kcal (8kJ)

4kcal (17 kJ)

7kcal (29kJ)

9kcal (37kJ)

2. Which of the following would not be a good source of fibre? 

wholegrain cereals

beans

red meat

fruit and vegetables

3. Which of the following is true about dietary fibre? 

Can reduce your risk of certain cancers

Will increase your risk of obesity

Will make your stools less bulky

Will reduce your gut health

4. What is the recommended fibre intake for adults in the UK? 

15g/day

20g/day

25g/day

30g/day

5. What is the current mean fibre intake for adults in the UK? 

15g/day

19g/day

23g/day

30g/day

6. True or false? Wholegrains tend to contain less fibre than refined cereals. 

True

False

7. Which of the following are ways in which you can increase fibre in your diet?

Replace wholemeal or granary breads with white bread

Reduce intake of wholegrains

Go for potatoes with skins

Reduce intake of fruit and vegetables

8. True or false? A diet rich in fibre usually contains more starchy foods, fruit and vegetables.

True

False

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