Food Intake Research Paper

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Food Intake – 3 Days
According to the World Health Organization, “Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition – an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity – is a cornerstone of good health. Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity. (World Health Organization, 2012)” Nothing is more important than following a healthy diet. Eating the wrong foods or not eating enough of the right ones can deprive the body of the essential nutrients it needs to keep working at full power. Maintaining a healthy diet can help boost the immune system, improve concentration, increase energy,
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The dietary fiber total intake was 12 g out of the DRI total of 21 g (55.4%). My fiber intake was too low due to high consumptions of fluids having 0% fibers, such as water, diet green tea, lemonade, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing. The rationale was that there was a large emphasis on fruits rather than vegetables, which resulted in the low dietary fiber percentage. My diet does not meet the minimum number of food servings from each fiber group because the veg-etable group fell short of the recommended intake. There was plenty of fruit, but there were little vegetables shown in the diet. Specific foods that provided the most fiber in my days’ meals were strawberry yogurt (35%) and honeydew melon (35%). On the other hand, strawberries, water-melon, blueberries, and salad provided the least percentages of fiber content. Food choice trends that might affect fiber intakes consist of: balancing my liquid consumptions and adding other green leafy vegetables to the dietary regimen, such as greens, asparagus, cabbage, and spinach in order to provide a higher percentage of fiber than fruit alone. Dietary

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