Human Nutrition Essay

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Human Nutrition
Robert Sanders
Sept 30, 2013
Tiffany Brandenburger

Human Nutrition

Food intake 3-days
Over a 3 day period, students had to record all the food that they ate. It was recorded into Iprofile, this paper is the record of my of my food intake. I will show the results of my food intake broken down into specific area, analyzing the results.

A. Recorded intake of protein, carbohydrates, and lipids
1. Which foods in your recorded daily intake provide protein? Which provide carbohydrates? Which provide lipids?
a. Looking at my iprofile I discovered that I wasn’t getting enough protein in my diet, here is a list of the ...view middle of the document...

I also realized that my protein levels were below my DRI, I need to eat more meat and fruit to raise my protein levels. My lipid levels were within the range of my DRI.
3. Is the protein in each of the foods you ate complete or incomplete, thus combining to become complementary, why is this important? In my 3day food report my protein was not complete. This is important because protein helps give you energy, as well is good for muscles. “Muscle is made of protein, so to grow muscle you need to eat protein” (Stoppani, Jim 2013). This is a key reason for having a complete balance of protein.
4. Looking at the reports on Iprofile, I achieved 77g of lipids; my DRI is 63-110g.So I was in my acceptable range. My carbohydrates, I achieved 210g, my DRI is 317-458g, and I am below the acceptable range. My protein is 68g, my DRI is 70-247g, and I am just below the acceptable range. I was surprised by the numbers; I thought they would have been much higher. My macronutrient distribution is insufficient. I need to work on my carbohydrates, by eating more bread, fruits, pasta. I need to also work on raising the level of my lipids, by eating more steak, sausage, eggs, and ice cream.
B. Macronutrient Intake Ranges
Macronutrient intake is important for a well balanced diet, and for proper body function.

Some of the effects of too much macronutrients, is it can affect the growth and

maintenance of the human body. If you consistently eat too little protein can make you

feel weak, and sluggish and extremely tired. If you eat to little carbohydrates, can slow

your thought process, and body movement, and breaks...

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