Food Intake Relationships

3 Day Food Intake
Shannon Laing
December 20, 2015
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3-Day Food Intake
    Learning about proper nutrition is a great health benefit all on its own.   Making oneself knowledgeable about the amount of nutrients that the body needs to function, and the foods we consume that will provide those, is key to overall good health.   Eating a well-balanced diet is an important factor to staving off many chronic diseases.  
    I was asked to record all foods that I consumed for three days, the tool that I utilized was iProfile.   This is an exercise in nutritional exploration, eating habits, and dietary needs.
    Of the foods that I recorded and consumed over the 3-day period, the foods that provided the most protein were; eggs, chicken breast, salmon, and almonds.   The foods that provided the most carbohydrates were; whole grain toast, blackberries, popcorn, rice, licorice, and grapes.   The foods that provided the highest amount of lipids were; salmon and almonds (the others had much smaller amounts).   My protein intake compared to my DRI was within the recommended range, however, my protein intake based on body weight was at a whopping 160.3%.   My carbohydrates intake compared to my DRI was below the recommended range, and my lipids intake in regards to my DRI was below the recommended range also.   At this point, I am seeing red flags for some nutrients.   I will need to add some carbohydrates and some fat into my diet to alleviate any loss of nutrients, such as oatmeal with some real butter for breakfast.   I could add avocados to my salads to increase these as well.  
    The proteins in each food I ate, are a variety of complete and incomplete proteins.   The complete proteins that I consumed were; chicken, salmon, and eggs.   The incomplete proteins that I ingested were; almonds, whole grain toast, and quinoa.   I could make some...