Nutrition

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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, and Copper. Vitamin B12 helps make red blood cells and form nerves (Brandt, 2011) Vitamin E fights toxins and is a powerful antioxidant (Brandt, 2011) Vitamin K helps the blood to clot and maintains strong bones in the elderly (Evert, 2011) Sodium

Calcium
Potassium
Magnesium
Iron
Zinc
Copper
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What might be the effects of too much or too little of the micronutrients missing from this diet? In my diet I am missing many vitamins. I am lacking mostly Vitamins A and C. Not taking in enough Vitamin C can lead to anemia, dry or rough skin, weakened tooth enamel, bleeding gums, or weakening of immune system (Evert, Vitamins, 2011) Not taking in enough Vitamin A affects children more than adults. In children lack of vitamin A can lead to visual impairment and even blindness (Evert, Vitamins, 2011) Too much vitamin C can cause diarrhea, nausea and stomach aches (Evert, Vitamins, 2011) Too much Vitamin A can make you sick. People who consume in the thousands of UI a day can develop Acute Vitamin A poisoning (Evert, Vitamins, 2011) *

What micronutrients were recorded from your fast-food intake? Was there an excess or lack of micronutrients from your fast-food intake? The micronutrients recorded from my fast food intake were...
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