Read the text and answer the questions.
There is a well-known saying that ‘You are what you eat’. It means if you eat healthy foods, you will be healthy. If you eat nothing but potato chips, you certainly won’t be fit and healthy. Your body needs a good mix of foods.
So, which foods are good? Have you ever heard of the Food Pyramid! No, it’s not a huge pile of stones in Egypt! The Food Pyramid is a chart to show the five groups of foods. This chart also tells us how much of each group of food we should eat. Look at the picture of the Food Pyramid on your textbook (Page : 27). What foods do you see at the base of the bottom of the Pyramid? They are breads, cereals, rice, noodles, potatoes etc. You should eat plenty of these foods. Then in the next group you can see some fresh fruits and vegetables you must eat them regularly. As you go up the pyramid, you find dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt) and meat, fish and beans nuts and eggs. You should eat these foods items moderately. They are important for health but we don’t need too much of them. And at the top you have fats, oils, sweets etc. You should eat very little of these foods. Remember that the most important meals of the day is breakfast! If you eat a healthy breakfast before leaving for school you will feel strong and active the whole day. You will then pay more attention at schools and will surely remember your lessons better.
1. Choose the best answer :
(i) Why we won’t be fit and healthy?
(a) Because of good food
(b) Because rich food
(c) For lack of food and nutrition
(ii) What does our body need?
(a) Rich food (b) Little food
(c) Healthy food (d) Enough food
(iii) What does good food make us?
(a) Healthy (b) Unhealthy
(c) Lazy (d) Ill
(iv) Good food means—
(a) Rich foods (b) Costly foods
(c) A good mix of foods (d) Cheap foods
(v) Food Pyramid means—
(a) A pile of foods
(b) A pile of carbohydrate
(c) A chart of foods
(d) A heap of foods
(vi) There are — groups of foods in the Food Pyramid.
(a) Four (b) Five
(c) Six (d) Two
(vii) What do you see at the bottom of the Pyramid?
(a) Cereals (b) Noodles
(c) Potatoes (d) All of them
(viii) What should we eat more?
(a) milk (b) cheese
(c) vegetables (d) cereals
(ix) You should eat — moderately.
(a) Carbohydrate (b) Fruits
(c) Dairy products (d) Vegetables
(x) The most important meal of the day is—
(a) Breakfast (b) Lunch
(c) Dinner (d) None of the above
i. a, ii. c, iii. a, iv. c, v. c, vi. b, vii. a, viii. c, ix. c, x. a।