Nutrition Is The Basic Process Of Providing The Human Body With The Necessary Food For Health And Growth

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Introduction Nutrition is the basic process of providing the human body with the necessary food for health and growth. While this might seem to be a simple concept, nutrition is exceedingly complex and affects many areas of an individual’s life. One of these areas is exercise. Diet is considered one of the most influential components in improving athletic performance. Optimal nutrition can enhance (a) physical activity, (b) athletic performance and (c) recovery from exercise (Manroe, M.M., Barr, S.I., & Butterfield, G.E., 2000). Optimal nutrition can be characterized as (1) proper selection of food and liquids, (2) timing of ingestion and (3) selection of supplements for ideal exercise performance (Manroe, M.M., Barr, S.I., &…show more content…
The subject was a 20 year-old female whose height was approximately 5’6” and weight was approximately 160 pounds. The BMI of the subject was 26 and the subject was neither a smoker nor a vegetarian. This allows the software to accurately assess nutrition variables by factoring in the subject’s basic metabolic rate. Next, the food consumed over the three-day time frame was submitted into the software in chronological order and was categorized into (I) breakfast, (II) lunch, (III) dinner and (IV) snacks. Once all three days were submitted into the program, a series of reports were computed. These reports were energy balance, my pyramid analysis and profile DRI goals with a significant importance placed on (i) energy, (ii) fats, (iii) essential fatty acids and (iv) carbohydrates. The reports will be discussed in detail in the Results section of this report.
Data
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Results
The three main reports utilized by the Diet Analysis Plus 9 software for this lab were energy balance, my pyramid analysis and profile DRI goals with an emphasis placed on (a) energy, (b) fats, (c) essential fatty acids and (d) carbohydrates.
The first report generated by the software was energy balance. Within this energy balance report was the (a) kCal consumed each day based on the combined caloric value of each food, (b) the kCal burned based on the fitness level specified and (c) the net kCal for each day. For

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