We all know how much vitamins and minerals human organism needs, especially the immune system.  Even though we have many different food products that are within the grasp of our hands rich with these precious substances, nutritionists researchers show that a large number of people lack minerals and vitamins. The main reason is different health issues as a result of bad diet, smoking habits, excessive alcohol abuse, lack of physical activity.

Answer some simple questions from the test below and find out if you need to add some vitamins and minerals in your diet. You can choose only one answer from every question.

Write down your positive and negative answers and check the results.

 

How many times in a year do you catch a cold or some other mild infectious diseases?

  1. Not once (+2)
  2. Once (-1)
  3. Two or three times (-3)
  4. Four times or more (-5)

 

Your psychic and physical condition?

  1. Good (+3)
  2. Medium (-1)
  3. Could be better (-3)
  4. Bad (-5)

Are you under pressure at home and at work?

  1. No (+5)
  2. Rarely (+2)
  3. Often (-3)
  4. Always (-5)

Do you do sports or other regular physical activities?

  1. Yes, regularly (+3)
  2. Sometimes (-2)
  3. Almost never (-4)

 Do you smoke?

  1. No (+5)
  2. Up to 10 cigarettes daily (-2)
  3. Up to 20 cigarettes daily (-5)
  4. More than 20 cigarettes daily (-7)

Do you drink alcohol?

  1. No or very rarely (+3)
  2. Often but in decent amounts (-3)
  3. Every day but in decent amounts    (-3)
  4. Always and a lot (-5)

Do you take any medications

  1. Never or very rarely (+3)
  2. Often, but only non-prescribed (-3)
  3. Regularly, prescribed by doctor        (-5)
  4. Every day, on your on (-7)

Do you consume a lot of fat?

  1. No (+2)
  2. Sometimes (-2)
  3. Always  (-3)

Do you eat many sweets?

  1. No (+2)
  2. Sometimes (-2)
  3. Always (-3)

Do you eat a lot of meat and salami?

  1. No (+2)
  2. Sometimes (-2)
  3. Always (-3)

Do you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables?

  1. Every day (+5)
  2. Almost every day (+3)
  3. Two or three times a week        (-3)
  4. Rarely (-5)

How much coffee, tea, juice, and water do you drink daily?

  1. Two liters and more (+3)
  2. One and a half liter (-1)
  3. Less than a liter (-3)

Are you overweight?

  1. No (+5)
  2. Yes, up to 5% above ideal body weight (+1)
  3. Yes, between 5% and 10% above ideal body weight   (-3)
  4. Yes, around 10% of ideal body weight (-5)

Do you have high blood pressure?

  1. No (+5)
  2. Sometimes (-1)
  3. More often           (-3)
  4. Always (-5)

How old are you?

  1. a) Less than 35                     (+4)
  2. b) Between 36 and 45          (+2)
  3. c) Between 46 and 55           (-2)
  4. d) Between 56 and 65           (-4)
  5. e) 66 and more                       (-6)

 

Results:

  • 30 or more points: You satisfy your vitamins and minerals intake with a proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

You take a good care for your health, but still, you can use this test to correct some minor irregularities easily.

  • 0 to 30 points: You probably consume enough vitamins and minerals, but no thanks to your healthy lifestyle. Make sure that you answered all the questions honestly and try to remove all the irregularities in your attitude to health.

It would be wise to contact your doctor for advice.

  • -1 to -30 points: It is not an alarming situation, but it is not satisfactory either. You have many errors in your lifestyle and nutrition plan that you need to correct as soon as possible.

Contact your doctor who will advise you how to avoid the disease.

  • -31 or more negative points: You do not consume enough vitamins and minerals.

Go to the doctor as soon as possible to conduct laboratory examination in order to preserve your health.