Michael Short Phy Sci 5 project

Michael Short Phy Sci 5 project - Diet Analysis 1. On...

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Diet Analysis 1. On average I consume 2859 kcal daily. My recommended daily intake was 2857 kcal daily. My daily intake is only two kcal above my daily recommended intake. This is a very good ratio to kcal intake and recommended kcal intake. Due to this closeness in kcal intake and recommended kcal intake I am not in any serious risk of any sort of disease directly relating to too much or too little caloric intake. 2. On average my intake of fat, carbohydrates and protein out of my total calories are 29.3%, 43.9% and 13.1% respectively. My average intakes of those three macronutrients are 93.14g, 314g, and 93.71g respectively. My recommended percentages for intake of fat, carbohydrates, and protein out of all calories consumed are 20-35%, 45-65%, and 10-35%. I am within my recommended percentages for both fat intake as well as protein intake and am just shy of my carbohydrate intake percentage. I can improve, by substituting more carbohydrates for fat. This would in turn help to reduce my risk for various cardiovascular diseases, which are often caused by unhealthy fat intake. As I am on the higher end of the percentage for fat intake I could stand to substitute fat intake for carbohydrate intake. 3. I consume an average of 266.3mg of cholesterol/day. My recommended cholesterol intake per day is >300mg/day . This intake falls within the bounds of safe cholesterol intake but is still quite close to the unhealthy amount of cholesterol consumption. I could work on avoiding animal fat and high in cholesterol foods in order to decrease my risk of diseases like hypertension and atherosclerosis even more. 4. I average 18.9g of fiber/day. The recommended daily intake of fiber for males is 38g. My fiber intake at this point is well below the average and needs to be increased. Due to lack of fiber my risks for diseases such as diabetes, and heart disease are increased. Fiber is important because it increases by increasing insulin sensitivity it decreases insulin production, which helps to prevent diabetes, and lowers the risk of heart disease. 5. I have a few vitamins and minerals, which do not fall into the RDA 70%-1000% range. However my potassium intake is only 41.7% of my DRI. This amount is quite low but can be increased by eating an increase in bananas, vegetables. Low potassium levels can hinder the functionality of the kidneys. My Vitamin A intake is only 40.8% of my DRI and does not fall within the 70-1000% range. Lack of Vitamin A can cause impaired vision as well as a decrease in sperm production, as vitamin A is a key component in the production of sperm. My vitamin D levels are also low at only 36.7% of my DRI. Lack of vitamin D can help to cause both osteoporosis and arthritis, among other things. It helps to cause these diseases because vitamin D is a crucial vitamin in the production of bone and muscle cells as well as making them denser with the help of calcium. I am extremely lacking in Vitamin E with an average RDA % of 17.6%. This deficiency puts me at risk for greater tissue and cell damage as vitamin E helps
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