Nutrition

751 WordsNov 19, 20124 Pages
Micronutrient and Fast Food Presentation * Recorded micronutrient intake How does your recorded micronutrient intake compare with the recommendations of the dietary reference intake (DRI)? My intake of micronutrients in the last three days does not correlate with the recommendations of the DRI. There aren’t enough vitamins in my diet and too much sodium intake. * Which foods in your recorded daily intake provide specific micronutrients (specific vitamins and minerals)? Discuss the function of these micronutrients. In day one the peanut butter and jelly sandwich I consumed provided me with vitamins E,K and B12. The sandwich also provided me with the following minerals: Sodium, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc,…show more content…
Fast foods are high in calories. Many people consume many calories and do not burn enough to maintain their weight or lose it. A fast food diet contributes to obesity because of the foods that are high in fats. Malnutrition can occur while eating fast food because some of the foods do not contain enough or any nutrients for the body. What three facts do you find particularly interesting about the excess or lack of micronutrients in a fast-food diet? What is the role of water in promoting health? Drinking water is essential for good health. The body is made of up a great percent of water. Water helps flush toxins and other compounds such as salt. Water helps regulate body temperature. What is the long-term outlook for individuals on a fast-food diet in terms of longevity and quality of life? Why are micronutrients necessary for longevity and quality of
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