3 Day Intake Essay

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My 3 Day Food Intake DENISE PARKER SCI/220 My 3 Day Food Intake This paper is intended to explain nutritional intake for the past three days. I will be providing information on my intake of protein, fats, carbohydrates and fiber and how it affects my lifestyle. This paper will help me to make better food choices that will help me have a healthier life. Food Intake 3 Day My intake shows that beef, chicken, and bean provided protein, carbohydrates, and lipids. My recorded intake on protein was average, the carbohydrates were low, and my lipids were high. Because of the off balance I would need to make sure that my diet supplies the carbohydrates that are needed for my body. I need to add more green and orange vegetables, fruits, and whole grain. I ate meat and dairy which made the protein in each food complete. (Dietary-Reference-Intakes2002).Says protein intake should be 50 to 100 grams per day and should be within 10 to 35 percent of energy intake. This will help prevent chronic disease such as kidney stone, some cancers, and obesity. My intake for Protein was 20.4% which was average, carbohydrates was 37.3% which was low and Lipids was 42.3% which was high. I was surprise I didn't realize the things I was eating wasn't really that healthy for me. If you have a reduced intake from carbohydrates, a low fiber intake and a high consumption of saturated fat it can lead to insufficient macronutrients. Macronutrient is important it ensures that the recommendation for carbohydrates replenishment will be met. Too little protein will lead to insufficient antibodies which will lead to imbalance between fluid and acid base in the body. It can cause the body to lose energy. To little carbohydrates will lead to nausea and fatigue. It can also lead to low blood pressure. When you do not have enough lipids intake sources in your diet, you may not get enough

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