Name: Angela Toledo Sex: Female Age: 18 Activity Level: Moderate Part 2 – Analysis and Discussion Macronutrients Nutrient Mean Intake Recommended Intake Comparison Calories 1280 2400 -1120 Carbohydrates (grams) and (% calories) 173g 54% Cal 130g 45-65% Cal Within recommendation Dietary Fiber (grams) 11g 26g -15
Nutrition is extremely important in living a healthy lifestyle. Keeping an eye on our personal daily nutrition values and intake combined with daily physical activity are essential to a healthy and balance nutrition. In this paper, to compare and contrast my daily value totals as documented on 24-hour food log with the recommendation food intake based on the food tracker guideline. During the course of this comparison, I will determine whether my current diet is healthy or not, as well as my daily activity and how it affects on my future health and wellness. My food journal states that in a 2-day period I consumed around to 1400 calories per day ; 8 to 8 1/2 ounces of carbohydrates (refined grains); 1 to 1 1/2 cup of vegetables; 1/2 cup of fruit; 4-5 ounces of protein; 55 to 77 calories of
I had too many calories (3166), protein (232.42), carbohydrates (379.96) and fat(81.61). However, I was low in fiber (33.4) and sodium (1990). It was hard to balance it mostly because I was getting hungry during the day even I had good meals, also I was doing activities so I had to take the food out of home in a lunch box, and I think I had lunch way too early so, at half of the day I had to stop at a subway, I decided subway because I love choosing the sandwich and adding items and removing items is one of the best features in subway. And I am used to taking dinner like it is a lunch, a full plate with everything on it.
Dietary Wisdom Reflection Paper During the past weeks, in health class, we have been learning about diet and what makes a diet a healthy diet where there is no danger of you getting some sort of sickness or health problem. In the process we had decided that what made a plate healthy was balance. You had to have a balance between macronutrients and micronutrients with what you ate and so we learned about the healthy eating plate. This plate gave us an idea of what a meal of the day should look like.
Nutritional Science 203 Assignment 2 1. Choose a micronutrient or a macro-mineral that you would like to learn more about and why (2 points). The macro-mineral that I am interested in learning about is calcium because the body does not produce calcium, so we have to obtain it from food sources. However, being lactose intolerant makes me vulnerable to have lower calcium intake than the average recommended, which is why I compensate that by taking calcium supplements.
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.
Iron carries oxygen from our lungs through the bloodstream and releases it in the body where it’s needed. Iron is built into the enzymes that do most of the chemical heavy lifting in our bodies, where it helps us to detoxify poisons and to convert sugars into energy.” Despite being a vital mineral, too much of anything can be detrimental for the human body; therefore, introducing
I have also been told by my doctor that it is very important to incorporate calcium into my diet, especially at my age. I feel as though dairy has become intertwined with our society. It is known to be part of a balanced meal, and is present in the well-known food pyramid. Dairy is associated with calcium, a mineral that
Vegans should take a supplement of B12 since they don’t consume any animal products. Calcium is a mineral that builds and maintains strong bones and teeth, Calcium also helps regulate the blood, heart, muscles, and nerves. Meat eaters may need more calcium than vegetarians because animal protein tends to block the absorption of calcium. Calcium-rich foods that are acceptable for vegetarians include broccoli, dark leafy greens, almonds, brazil nuts, hazel nuts, legumes, and tofu processed with
Calcium is one of the most popular dietary supplements on the market, largely due to the fallacy that mega doses are important for building and maintaining healthy bones. People are told that calcium builds strong bones and prevents osteoporosis, but this is not the whole truth. What they have not been told is that they can’t be sure this will result in greater bone strength. Bone density measures bone compressive strength, but it does not reveal tensile strength
Cow milk is meant for calves, not for humans. Cow milk can actually cause health problems like asthma. I know you are all asking yourself “How does she expect us to get calcium?”. As a matter of fact, leafy green vegetables have more calcium in them than milk does. Meat.
The results showed that drinking milk actually negatively impacted the women 's bone health. Although to most this would come as a surprise, Dr. Amy Lanou, nutrition director for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine supports this study by stating that: "The countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis are the ones where people drink the most milk and have the most calcium in their diets. The connection between calcium consumption and bone health is actually very weak, and the connection between dairy consumption and bone health is almost non-existent". This is because milk has an acidifying effect on out body’s pH, and as calcium is a sublime acid neutraliser, it is utilised to return our body to its natural pH. Since the only place calcium can be found in such vast supplies is in our bones, this then results in calcium