Personal Diet Analysis

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I am a 30 year old female and originally from the south. Some of my favorite dishes are fried pork chops, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy made from the meat dripping and fried oreos. Being from the south accounts for a lot of the foods I eat and the way I cook. My eating habits are not on a schedule at all I eat when I get the chance or when I’m upset. I am usually at school, work or somewhere with the kids so food for me is on the go. When I am home an able to cook it is the only way, southern way, which is usually alot of Crisco and butter. Since I have taken this class I have been looking up healthy ways of cooking online and trying out some of the recipes. CALCIUM We need calcium for our bones, teeth, muscle contractions, blood…show more content…
If there is a deficiency a person could experience vomiting, diarrhea and heavy sweating. An excess of sodium could lead to hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Lowering my intake level will require me to cut out the fast food and processed foods that I eat and to try and limit my condiment use. TOTAL FAT We need some fat in our diets. Fat provides back up energy if the blood sugar supply runs out, protects are organs from shock, helps transmit nerve impulses and helps transport nutrients and metabolites across cell membranes. My intake level is in between the normal range. You can find fats in all types of food. There are two types of fat saturated and unsaturated. The type of fat we want are fat to come from is unsaturated fats. If you have a deficiency in fats you could have dry skin, hair loss, low body weight and bruising. If there is an excessive amount of fat you could be at risk for obesity, high cholesterol and hypertension. My current intake level is normal so I am going to leave it where it is. SATURATED FAT We do not need saturated fat, it is what makes us fat. Saturated fat is found in full fat dairy products, butter, lard, biscuits, cakes and many desserts. A deficiency in saturated fats will not harm you but a excess of saturated fats can raise your cholesterol level, risk of heart disease, stroke and type two diabetes. I am going to try and lower my intake level by cutting out the Crisco use when I cook, eating fast food all the time and
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