Junk Food Nutrition

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My Plate Comparing my recorded diet to the My Plate recommended value I found some interesting facts. My grain intake was at 96.7%, my vegetable intake was at 29.2%, fruits was at 24%, dairy at 8.3%, protein foods at 149.4%, empty calories at 70.1%. Some of the numbers are alarming. I am fully aware of the fact that I do not consume enough vegetables, fruits and dairy. I do take a multivitamin daily to help bridge the gap in the discrepancy. I know that real food is better overall, but at times, it is just too time consuming to prepare vegetables for every meal. As far as the dairy product is concerned, it is just a matter of preference, I often neglect drinking milk, Empty calories is another concern, this could have been lower if I monitored junk food consumption a little bit better. The protein graph on my plate state that I am at 149.4% of the recommended value, however, using the …show more content…
I have a variety of protein and carbohydrate sources. I have different sources of fiber but I do not consume enough of them. The major problem I am seeing is the lack of variety in vegetables I consume. This causes deficiencies in the essential vitamins and minerals I get from day to day. Thankfully, I take a multivitamin (One a Day for Men) to help bridge the gap. Multivitamins I think are critical especially on a calorie restricted diet to promote weight loss. However, taking multivitamins still are not the answer to everything, I still am lacking in the recommended Vit. E, Calcium, and potassium. The issue that troubles me most is whether long term consumption of vitamins can be detrimental to health. I have read some articles discussing adverse effects of routine vitamin use. At my current situation, however, without taking vitamins I probably would not get enough of the needed nutrients to maintain good health, so at this time I cannot take multivitamins out of my

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