Shaynie Clark
Assignment #1
Nutrition for Healthcare
Feb.11, 2016

      a.   Avocado has, Calories 50, 3g of Carbs, 0g of Fats, 0g of Protein, 4% Vitamin E, 4% Riboflavin
      e. , 4% Vitamin B6 ,2% Magnesium, 2% Copper, 4% Vitamin C, 2% Iron, 2% Thiamin, 4% Niacin, 6% Folate , 2% Phosphorus, 2% Zinc, 2% Manganese.
      f. Coca-Cola has, Calories 90, 25g of Carbs, 0g of Fats, 0g of Protein
      g. White Bread has, Calories 80, 15g of Carbs, 1g of Fats, 2g of Protein, 5% Calcium, and 6% Iron.
      h. Chocolate Chip Cookie has, Calories 57, 8g of Carbs, 3g of Fats, 1g of Protein, 2% iron.
      i. Low fat yogurt has, Calories 154, 17g of Carbs, 4g of Fats, 13g of Protein, 2% Vitamin A, 45% Calcium, 3% Vitamin C, and 1% Iron.
I would chose the Avocado. It doesn’t have many grams of protein, but it does contain a large amount of vitamins and minerals including, vitamin E, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin C, Iron, Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Manganese. The other food options that I chose contain a large amount of calories, carbs, and not as many or any, vitamins and minerals.

  2. In my own diet, I could start eating fresh vegetables with no dressing, along with fresh fruit. I also believe that I would need to eat more of my daily vegetables and fruits to meet the set recommendations. Wheat bread, as opposed to white bread, would be a much better option and an easy choice to make. I think with everyone having such busy lives, it is never a bad idea to make a dinner menu. You can calculate all your daily food groups into dinners, and make sure that you are eating the recommended amount for your calorie intake.
  3. During digestion, the food goes into the small intestine, all the vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbs, and fats are absorbed by the villi and rushed into the blood stream, where the nutrients travel to the body cells.   Carbohydrates, in moderation, are an...