Nutrition and the way our body stores and uses it changes daily with our routines. First let us discuss protein and how need it to enrich the nutrients in the body. Protein comes from several different sources of food. By the DRI my intake is low on protein because of the foods I eat daily. I get most protein from peanut butter and meats at dinner. I have several food items high in protein that I have medical reasons not to eat them such as nuts and certain fruits. So my iprofile shows I receive protein from the peanut butter crackers I eat every morning. Carbohydrates are consumed through my fluid intake daily, sweet tea. It of course is from sugar which can be good or bad. Drinking as much tea as I do is on the bad side of carbohydrates. As the DRI on iprofile shows I am over my limit by well over 100%. The other way my body receives carbohydrates is potatoes at lunch or dinner. I have to watch certain foods I eat or can tolerate due reactions of my body and major organs. Lipids or fats do not top out on my iprofile chart. I do not eat very many fatty foods. On occasion I will choose fries over a baked potato but not often. When I eat bread it is usually a wheat or white wheat style without butter or mayonnaise. My comparison for the protein, carbohydrates and lipid to meet the DRI are high and low. Carbohydrates are showing high while the protein and lipids are low. I can decrease the carbohydrates by cutting back on starches and increase the others by eating more fruits, vegetables and meats The foods I eat for protein are not complementary because they are so incomplete.
My highest intake level on the iprofile for protein is 23.0% for turkey chili made at home during my three day journal. The lowest intake for protein is 1% covering coffee, cream and saltine crackers. Building a better base for my protein intake is a must for my heart and overall health. The highest intake level on the iprofile