Nt1310 Unit 1 Assignment

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Two vitamins that I do not meet the guidelines for daily consumption from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are vitamins A and D, which are both fat-soluble vitamins. The primary function of vitamin A is maintaining the function of the cells that line the lungs, stomach, urinary tract and bladder, intestines, vagina, vision, skin and immune function. Having a low intake of vitamin A could increase my risk of vision problems such as age related macular degeneration due an inadequate amount of carotenoids such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotenes. The recommended amount for me according the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for Vitamin A-RAE is 700 mcg and for my weekly average I consumed 279.2. If this vitamin is taken in excess it can have harmful effects such as liver toxicity and birth defects. Food sources that are rich with this vitamin are beef liver,
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The primary function of calcium is it used for 99% of growth, development, and maintenance of bones and teeth that provide support of the skeletal structure. Calcium also plays a role in cell signaling, blood clotting, muscle contractions and nerve function. The recommended DRI for this mineral for me is 1,000mg (not exceeding 2,500mg) and my weekly intake average for calcium was 684.2. Due to my low intake of this mineral it puts me at risk for osteoporosis if I continue consume inadequate amounts. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to become very weak, making the bones more prone to fractures. Consuming too much calcium can also have negative effects to the body as well. Hypercalcemia results when the calcium levels are too high in the blood, which can lead to weakened bones, kidney stones, irregular heartbeat and headaches. Some food sources of calcium are Raisin Bran breakfast cereal, fortified orange juice, almond milk, whole milk, and

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