Ipronutrient Requirement

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Ensuring that we meet our daily nutrient requirement is a necessity. If we fail to meet these requirements our body will become tired and will fail to operate in the ways that our bodies demand. Over three days, University of Phoenix students logged everything we ate in our food journal on iProfile. Our iProfile showed us how many calories we should be taking in, amount of protein, carbohydrates, etc. Proteins come in two forms: complete and incomplete. Incomplete proteins do not contain all of the amino acids that the body needs. Complete amino acids do contain all of the amino acids the body requires (our bodies don’t create all of our needed amino acids). It is important to know what type of protein it is that you are consuming so you …show more content…
The body makes all of the cholesterol we need, so it is crucial that we limit ourselves. We intake cholesterol anytime that we eat the meat of an animal. Cholesterol is found in the blood of animals. To find myself back at a regular level I plan to eat egg whites, rather than whole eggs, as the yolk of eggs carries very much cholesterol. I will also try to eat as little oils and butters as possible!
Our macronutrient intake is also a very important thing to regulate. These are the amount of calories that we are getting in fats, carbohydrates and proteins. My macronutrient ranges are: 20-35% fats, 45-65% carbohydrates and 10-35% proteins. I am in acceptable ranges in both fats (32%) and proteins (21%), however I do fall short in the carbohydrates category. This means that I am not letting carbohydrates use up 45-65% of my daily
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Personally, I should be taking in 25 grams of fiber, but I only average 12 grams per day. Unfortunately, I fall below average in both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. This does come as a shock to me, because I really do strive to eat as much fiber rich foods as possible. I have since learned that the “fiber rich” foods I was eating, weren’t so fiber rich after all. I consider my diet to be full of vegetables, but that it really lacks in the fruit category. I look forward to trying to eat more fiber and see these numbers improve. Fiber rich food include, but are not limited to: raw avocado, raspberries, broccoli, artichoke and blackberries. The foods that I thought were extremely fiber rich actually we not. I thought that all fruits were high up on the fiber chart and as it appears, some, like apples, are much higher than

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