Micronutrient Analysis

Micronutrient Analysis
Jessika Canales Diaz
University of Phoenix
Prof. Victoria Alemán
University of Phoenix Material
Micronutrient Analysis


Complete the table below. For each micronutrient listed, describe its function and identify common food sources. Then, review your Personal One-Day Intake Log and identify foods that provide substantial amounts of micronutrients. You do not need to identify every micronutrient found in every piece of food. List those foods in the My Food Choices column corresponding to the micronutrients they contain.

Micronutrient | Function | Common Sources | My Food Choices |
A | Is essential for normal vision, growth and development, and a healthy immune system.  | Milk, liver, fish, cheese, butter, and eggs. | Carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, cantaloupe, and broccoli. |
C | Most important role is synthesizing collagen, the building block of new tissue. When we get a wound, we need C to heal. It enhances immunity and lessens the severity and duration of the common cold. | Green leafy vegetables, cantaloupe, peppers, and tomatoes. | Citrus, berries, kiwis, mango |
D | For healthy bones. It helps you absorb the mineral calcium. | Milk, liver, fish, and eggs. | milk |
E | Has antioxidant activity and affects muscle development, neurological function, and immune system integrity. E is a component of cell membranes and protects the cell from free radical damage and destruction, thereby protecting against aging, cancer, and other degenerative diseases. | Vegetable oils, fish oils, nuts, whole grains, wheat germ, soy, green leafy vegetables, and avocados. | Avocados |
K | For blood clotting, s also synthesized by friendly bacteria in the intestine. | Green leafy vegetables, liver, and whole wheat. | Vegetables |
Thiamin (B1) | Nervous system and muscle functioning; flow of electrolytes in and out of nerve and muscle cells through ion channels; multiple enzyme processes via the...