Food Intake-3 Days: Macronutrients

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Food Intake-3 Days SCI 220 April 28, 2014 Food Intake-3 Days Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water makeup the six classes of nutrients. Out of these six nutrients, three of them are required in large (macro) amounts in order to provide the body with calories to meet the energy needs. These three nutrients also known as “macronutrients” are carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. This assignment discusses my iProfile recorded macronutrients intake over the course of three days. It will also give detailed information regarding my macronutrient intake range, fiber intake range, and dietary modifications needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Carbohydrates, Lipids, and Protein Carbohydrates (Carbs) provide…show more content…
They provide calories and energy for the body, aid in tissue repair, helps growth, provide cushion for the organs, and absorb vitamins. Too much or too little macronutrients can result in poor health or a range of diseases. The American Heart Association (2014) website say that, “too much protein can cause many chronic diseases or make chronic diseases worse”. Examples of diseases that can be caused by too much protein in a person are osteoporosis, kidney failure, kidney stones, and gout. Too much fat in a person’s diet can also cause disease when over consumed. Too many carbohydrates can lead to obesity and an increase in calories. Just as much as too many macronutrients is not good for a person too little has its effects too. If a person continually eats too little protein he or she can become susceptible to disease, it can cause a person to develop anemia, dry skin can develop and in women their bones can become brittle. If a person does not have enough carbs in his or her diet, he or she lacks needed calories that is also known as malnutrition. If a person does not intake enough lipids in his or her diet, it can cause serious health risks. Protein provides nutrients for the body and supports the body’s basic function. Lack of this macronutrient can cause complications with a person’s immune system, skin and…show more content…
The foods that produced the most fiber during the course of three days were salad, dirty rice, pinto beans, wheat bread, apples, and nutri-grain bars. The foods that produced the least amount of fiber were chips, ham, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, cheddar cheese, and a few other items. Trends in my food choice that may affect my fiber intake would be choosing ramen noodles or making a pot of whole grain wheat pasta and adding chicken, fish, or some vegetables to make it a whole dish. Another trend that may affect my fiber intake would be cutting back on eating foods that do not contain

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