Three Days Food-Intake Essay

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Three Days Food-Intake My daily diet should contain a balance of proteins, carbohydrates (carbs), and lipids (collectively called macronutrients). According to Kirby (2011), micronutrients are substances such as vitamins, and minerals that are essential for healthy growth and developments. The body only requires small quantities of micronutrients and without them serious problems can arise. The role of each micronutrient makes proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids equally important in my diet. Proteins are important for repair and tissue growth, helps the body to make enzymes and hormones, as well as preserve lean muscle mass and is a source of energy. Carbohydrates are the body main source of energy and are easily broken down into glucose…show more content…
The fiber would definitely help to promote better bowel health for me. My fat intake may have been on the mark if seasoning meat was added to the green beans when put into my iProfile food journal but I could not find the item that way on the list. In order to maintain proper health and weight, I need to ensure I eat well balance meals. Micronutrients My micronutrient fall in ranges from 0% to 86% and it is important that I get them into the recommended range because they provide the right amount of energy, promote growth and development, and regulate body functions. An adverse effect associated with macronutrients is that a nutritional deficiency disorder will result if not consumed in the recommended amounts and affect body function either more or less severely. Deficiency in protein cases are rare but when they do occur it result in what is called kwashiorkor which can be identified by changes in skin coloring, loss of muscle mass, diarrhea, fatigue, and inability to gain weight and grow, a large protruding stomach, swelling, rashes, apathy and irritability. Without enough carbohydrates, proteins will break down for fuel instead of muscle tissue and the body can go into ketosis that put stress on the kidneys. When a diet is low in fats, a deficiency in fat soluble vitamins can develop even when adequate

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