Three Days Diet Analysis

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Starting off in this class with little knowledge, has lead the recent three day analysis to incline, comparing it to the previous one. In the previous three day analysis, Miss Dennis lacked in the following food groups: grains, vegetables, fruits, and overall fat and oil intake. Throughout the course modifications have been made to increase the food groups listed above. Miss Dennis has made lifelong nutritional changes by adding more whole-grain, fruits and vegetables and decreasing the amount of processed foods and sugar based foods. As well as adding more physical activity into the daily routines. During the first week of class Miss Dennis failed to reach the required calorie allowance, 2,400. Looking back, the three day calorie scores from…show more content…
The nutrients provided by grains are: carbohydrates, mineral iron, dietary fiber, vitamin B6 and magnesium. If an individual does not have the adequate amount of grains then energy loss is a major symptom. This is probably why Miss Dennis had a lack of energy during the first analysis by being under six ounces in grains. By consuming whole grains as part of a healthy diet may reduce the risk of heart disease. Consuming foods containing fiber, such as whole grains, as part of a healthy diet, may reduce constipation. Eating whole grains may also help with weight…show more content…
From an energy point of view carbohydrates represent the most valuable of the food components (Processing, n.d.). The basic structure of carbohydrates is a sugar molecule and this macro nutrient is classified in terms by how many molecules the structure contain. There are simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates contain mostly fructose and glucose sugar molecules that combine to form a disaccharide. Complex carbohydrates contain polysaccharides and this includes starches, fiber, and glycogen. The molecule of a carbohydrate (CH2O) consist of carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O) atoms. The ratio of hydrogen and oxygen in the molecule is 2:1. Carbohydrates provide fuel for the body, spare protein, and prevent ketosis (Weisenberger, 2012). Molecular formula of Carbohydrate: CH2O Structure of Carbohydrates: Simple and Complex (Cargill,

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