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Nutrition Study: Comparing DRI Goals With Intake
A case study of the author's diet over a period of three days, comparing its nutritional value with Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) guidelines.
# 113179 | 1,695 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 22, 2009 in Nutrition (Food) , Nutrition (General)

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This paper begins by listing the items consumed by the author over three days and evaluates to what extent the recommended goals for total fat and protein intake have been met. The author discusses the importance of regulating cholesterol, fiber, vitamin C, and Vitamin D intakes, and shows how there was an insufficient percentage of all four during the three days, according to DRI guidelines as well by Canada's Food Guide standards. The author concludes by examining ways to correct these deficiencies and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

An Analysis Of Four Elements
Diet Analysis Comparison to Canada's Food Guide

From the Paper:

"While my recommended allotment of cholesterol was 300 mg, my intake report showed that in three days I had exceeded that amount by 16.27 mg. This development is rather concerning, since high levels of cholesterol are associated with a myriad of health problems that develop over time. Because the effects of high cholesterol are ones that take years to develop, including the hardening of arteries that can lead to heart attack and other serious cardiac diseases, it is crucial to deal with the problem in its early stages (Schoenstadt). I believe I have exceeded my cholesterol recommendation because of the large amount of meat products that I consume, including eggs, hamburgers, and bacon. These foods are not only high in cholesterol, but also in saturated fat."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Canada's Food Guide." Health Canada. (2007). The Canadian Government. 9 July 2008. <>.
  • Hidgon, Jane. "Vitamin C Deficiency." Micronutrient Information Center. (2006). Oregon State University. 9 July, 2008. <>
  • Enker, Warren. "Bowel Function and Dietary Fiber." Continuum Health Partners. (n.d.). Continuum Health Partners. 9 July 2008. <>.
  • Robinson, Sandy. "The dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency." Fight Fatigue. (2008). Fight Fatigue. 9 July, 2008. <>.
  • Schoenstadt, Arthur. "Effects of High Cholesterol." EMedTV. (2006). EMedTV. 9 July 2008. <>.

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