Food and Nutrition Essay

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1. Which water-soluble vitamins does Brian have too much or too little of? Brian’s unhealthy eating habits have caused his body to either be receiving inadequate amounts or a surplus of water-soluble vitamins. Brian is taking in to much Thiamin or Vitamin B1 because the Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) is 1.2 mg/day, the Daily Intake Value for adults is 1.5 mg and he is consuming 3.18 mg. He is also taking in to much Riboflavin or B2 because he is consuming 3.29 mg, his RDA is 1.3 mg/day and his Daily Value for adults is 1.7 mg. Brian is also taking in to much Niacin or B3 because his RDA is 16 mg NE/day, the Daily Value for adults is 20 mg and he is taking in 45 mg/day. He takes in 2.41 mg of Vitamin B6, which is too much, compared to…show more content…
Either cleaning up his diet by including more Vitamin C rich foods such as fruits and vegetables or adding a Vitamin C supplement to his diet will help to resolve this problem. If he were going to begin taking a supplement however I would recommend visiting his doctor first and discussing it with him. Although, I would recommend to him that supplementing with Vitamin C is a possibility I would express to him the benefits of receiving the needed nutrients through food. Obtaining nutrients through a healthy diet is always going to be the best option. 3. Why does Brian have trouble sleeping, especially when he restricts his diet? There are a few different reasons to why Brian could be having trouble sleeping based on his diet. One of the reasons could be that because he consumes so many calories on some days that because he’s so full he may be suffering from heartburn, uncomfortably full or sleep apnea. When Brian fasts he is not taking in any carbohydrates that is one of the main cofactors, which helps tryptophan and serotonin, reach the brain. These two hormones are responsible for help an individual sleep. Another cause to Brian’s insomnia would be due to his alcohol consumption. When a person drinks alcohol, especially before bed, it can mess with your sleeping patterns. A person can fall immediately into NREM sleep, deep sleep, bypassing REM sleep causing the person to come out of a sleep cycle

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