Topicwise Questions - Nutrition

1. Which one among the following elements/ions is essential in small quantities for development of healthy teeth but causes mottling of the teeth if consumed in higher quantities?

  1. Iron
  2. Chloride
  3. Fluoride
  4. Potassium

2. Among the given nutrients milk is a poor source of

  1. Calcium
  2. Protein
  3. Carbohydrate
  4. Vitamin C

3. Which one of the following is essential for preventing dental caries?

  1. Flourine
  2. Iodine
  3. Iron
  4. Zinc

4. The vitamin necessary for coagulation of blood is

  1. Vitamin B
  2. Vitamin C
  3. Vitamin K
  4. Vitamin E

5. Which one among the following minerals is essential for the transmission of nerve impulses in the nerve fibres of human body?

  1. Calcium
  2. Cobalt
  3. Iodine
  4. Sodium

6. Which one of the following mineral elements is required for muscle contraction?

  1. Calcium
  2. Iron
  3. Sodium
  4. Zinc

7. Besides carbohydrates, a major source of energy in our food is constituted by

  1. Proteins
  2. Fats
  3. Minerals
  4. Vitamins

8. Which of the following cannot be a part of a vegan diet?

  1. eggs
  2. fish
  3. milk
  4. vegetables
  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. Only 2
  4. All of the above

9. Which of the following is not an artificial sweetener?

  1. saccharin
  2. aspartame
  3. sucrose
  4. neotame


10. Which of the following food constituents is not digested but is still important for us?

  1. vitamins
  2. minerals
  3. proteins
  4. fibre

11. A person suffering from high blood pressure should avoid foods which are rich in

  1. Sodium
  2. Iodine
  3. Calcium
  4. Iron

12. Which of the following is considered a complete protein food?

  1. Almond
  2. Horse gram
  3. Soya bean
  4. Cashew nut

13. Which of the following nutrients is needed for a healthy immune system?

  1. Calcium
  2. Iodine
  3. Vitamin K
  4. Vitamin C

14. Which of the following is a rich source of Omega-3 oils?

  1. Dairy products
  2. Cod-liver oil
  3. Vegetables
  4. Wheat products

15. Recently a compound Sulforaphane has been discovered to offer protection against cancer. In which of the following can it be found?

  1. Milk
  2. Fish
  3. Tea
  4. Broccoli

16. Which of the following is a water-soluble vitamin and hence is required to be taken everyday?

  1. Vitamin D
  2. Vitamin C
  3. Vitamin K
  4. Vitamin A



17. Which of the following works with calcium to build strong bones

  1. Vitamin D
  2. Vitamin C
  3. Phosphorus
  4. Iron

18. Which of the following is considered an easily digestible source of protein?

  1. Egg albumin
  2. Soyabean
  3. Fish flesh
  4. Red meat

19. Washing of peeled vegetables removes the vitamin?

  1. E
  2. D
  3. C
  4. B

20. Which of the following metals is a constituent of Vitamin B12?

  1. Iron
  2. Magnesium
  3. Zinc
  4. Cobalt

21. Milk, cheese and eggs are the sources of

  1. Vitamin C and A
  2. Vitamin A and D
  3. Vitamin C and D
  4. Vitamin B and C

22. Piperine is a compound found in

  1. pepper
  2. turmeric
  3. cardamom
  4. cloves

23. Consider the following statements:

  1. Brinjal is a good source of iron.
  2. Pumpkin is a good source of Vitamin A.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

24. Which of the following has the highest calorific value ?

  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Fats
  3. Proteins
  4. Vitamins

25. Sweetex used by the diabetic patients has energy content of -

  1. Five calories
  2. Ten calories
  3. Hundred calories
  4. Zero calorie

26. Which of the following food items is rich in iron ?

  1. Rice
  2. Apple
  3. Pulses
  4. Orange

27. Which of the following is also sometimes referred to as Vitamin H?

  1. Keratin
  2. Niacin
  3. Biotin
  4. Riboflavin

28. Which of the following contains lauric acid which is used treat certain infections and also in the manufacture of soaps?

  1. Coconut Oil
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Mustard Oil
  4. Butter

29. Pulses are a good source of -

  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Proteins
  3. Fats
  4. Vitamins