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July 27, 2011 Diet and Nutrition
The idea of diet and nutrition comes from the general desire of people wanting to be as healthy as possible. To that end the value of food has come to be measured in its nutritional value. We as a people have determined through research that the nutrients of certain types of foods can provide health and nutritional benefits. Our food and drug administration have established the amounts of vitamins and nutrients we need to sustain a healthy lifestyle and have determined that our body’s daily nutritional needs are satisfied by certain amounts and types of foods. For those who do not eat a healthy diet, a vitamin supplement has become vital and needed to meet their bodies’ daily need for nutrition. Finally, I will be doing a comparison of my diet to the sample profile of Kelly Watson to see how healthful I am eating.
Keeping a healthy diet can sometimes be difficult but developing an understanding of the calories intake, portion size, and the nutrients the body acquires can be a manageable education. However, the regrettable understanding of the nutritional content of food is often poor. For example, research shows that consumers drastically underestimate the calorie content of restaurant foods, by as much as 55%, and that despite having awareness of their eating habits, the total calorie consumption is usually underestimated on a daily basis. Furthermore, consumers typically underestimate the extent to which unhealthy items are actually unhealthy, such as inferring fewer calories and grams of fat in the items (Stutts, 2011). Many cannot meet their nutritional requirements through food alone and a need for additional support to ensure that their total intake provides enough energy, protein, fluid, and micronutrients. Oral supplementation is to maintain a balanced diet and will improve both…...

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