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Unformatted text preview: protein (eggs, cheese, yogurt, fish, beef, chicken, almonds, peanut butter, beans, tofu), carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, breads, cereals) and lipids (fats). - You can look on packages to determine how much of each macronutrient is in each item you ate. Make sure you adjust this based on serving size. Then you can add up the sums in each macronutrient column to get a total. Compare this to the DRI (daily recommended intake). Your actual needs might vary depending upon if you are a sedentary adult, endurance athlete, or growing teenager. Typically the formula is 30% lipids, 15% protein, and 55% carbohydrates. -Complete proteins would be milk, other dairy foods, fish, poultry, soy, meat and all animal sources of protein. There contain all the essential amino acids. Protein in plant foods , rice beans, pasta, lentils, nuts, fruits, vegetables are incomplete because they have low levels of some amino acids. Important to get all 21 amino acids in your diet to make new muscles and rebuild amino acids....
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2011 for the course NUTR 210 taught by Professor Mandrake during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Long Beach.
- Spring '11