Personal Reflection Of My Diet (USDA)

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Over a span of three days, I tracked my diet to see if I was following the recommend nutrition guidelines set forth by the USDA. With the help of the SuperTracker website, I was able to see an average of my nutrients, vitamins, and minerals over the three day span. From these results, I decided which foods could possibly make a difference in the areas that were not up to the nutritional standards.
Vitamins and Minerals
There were quite a few vitamins and minerals that averaged less than a hundred percent of the recommended daily intake. The vitamins that I did not eat enough of were Vitamin A, D, E, and choline. The minerals that were less than one hundred percent were potassium, copper, iron, and magnesium.
Suggested Foods There are plenty of foods that can help
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The recommended daily dietary intake is surprisingly not as easy to achieve as I thought. I had no idea that I was eating less than the amount of nutrients and minerals that ere recommended. I thought I would miss the mark on two of the nutrients and minerals at most, but to see that I was not getting enough of eight of them was baffling. It is harder to eat healthy than I thought. I think I will try to make my diet more diverse than it normally is. It is impossible to get everything my body needs if I stick to what I am used to eating. I think there are two specific changes that I want to try to make. First I want to make sure to try to eat more whole grains, whenever the option is available. Instead of eating white rice, I will eat brown rice. I can also eat more cereal that has whole grains in it. I also want to eat more fruit. The fruit is helpful in getting enough potassium and fiber. I will start by eating fruit at least every other day and then move forward from there. By slowly making a few changes to my diet, I will be able to make it more well-rounded and beneficial for

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