Facts About Food

Did you know?

  • 70% of the body is made up of water. You should drink between 8-10 cups of water a day.
  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you skip breakfast you will miss out on important vitamins and minerals.
  • Carbohydrates contain lots of fibre which helps your body get rid of waste products.
  • You should eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day (remember frozen, canned fruit and veg count as well).
  • Your body renews every one of its cells once every week – so it's important to get enough sleep so your body can restore and repair itself.
  • A 60g bar of ordinary milk chocolate contains seven teaspoons of sugar and approximately 17g of fat.
  • Cans of fizzy drink can contain between 6-7 teaspoons of sugar.
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