Macronutrients: Diet Analysis

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NUT2040: Introduction to Nutrition Diet Analysis Project 2: Analyze Your Macronutrient Intakes (60 Points) “Macronutrients Table” Complete the “macronutrients table” below to provide background for writing your paper. Fill in all columns for each nutrient using your MyDietAnalysis printouts and your text book. Macronutrients Protein Carbo-hydrate Dietary Fiber Total Fat Saturated Fat Trans Fat Cholesterol Your Intake(1) 110.33 240.17 14.59 94.49 36.94 2.36 321.48 Recommended Intakes(2) 42.82 288.57 29.38 65.29 20.99 0 300 Percent(3) 258 83 50 145 176 0 107 DRI Reference: RDA or AI(4) 46 130 25 NA NA NA NA DRI Reference: AMDR(4) 10-35 45-65 NA 20-35 NA NA NA Source of Calories(5) 20 43 NA 38 46 3 NA % of Total Calories…show more content…
The DRI for linoleic acid is an AI of 14-17 grams/day for adult men and 11-12 grams per day for adult women. The AI for alpha-linoleic acid is 1.6 grams per day for adult men and 1.1. grams per day for adult women. Remember, the recommended intake of saturated fat is less than 7% of b) Discuss if you would change your diet to better meet the goals of a healthy diet and if so how. Please be very specific. Be sure to mention your intake of foods that are considered a source of “Discretionary Calories” in your diet. Address saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol intake in this section of your paper. Summary and References: (5 points) Write a summary paragraph of about 5 sentences, summarizing your macronutrient intake. Make recommendations for improving the quality of your diet to achieve a healthy balance of carbohydrate, protein and fat based on your analysis above. Reference your work with a citation at the end of the paper according to the American Medical Association Manual for references, also used by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. A reference for utilizing AMA format can be found at http://www.liunet.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citama.htm Reference: 1) your

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