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Chapter 3 Second Section Balancing the Diet - one way to have good health and enjoy life is by a balanced diet - 45-65 percent of calories should come from carbohydrates, mainly complex carbs and not sugar, 20-35 percent from fat and 10-35 percent from protein - today people are less active, eat more calories and fat, less sugar and the same amount of protein - DRI’s: dietary reference intakes are based on a review of the most current research on nutrient needs of healthy people - They include four types of reference values for planning diets and assessing them and how healthy they are - EAR: estimated average requirements are the amount of a nutrient that meets the dietary needs in half the people - RDA: recommended dietary allowances are the daily amount of a nutrient considered adequate to meet the known nutrient needs of almost 98 percent of all healthy people in the US - AI: adequate intakes are the recommended amount of a nutrient intake when sufficient evidence is not available to calculate the EAR and resulting RDA
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course HEAL 123 taught by Professor Tuten during the Spring '06 term at W. Carolina.

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