Food Journal

Food Journal

  • Submitted By: breynolds
  • Date Submitted: 12/03/2008 2:26 PM
  • Category: Science
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Part IV

1. The nutrients in which I consumed one hundred percent are vitamin A which promotes growth and maintains epithelial cells. Riboflavin, niacin, and Thiamine which are all involved in energy metabolism. Iron which is responsible for distributing oxygen throughout our bodies. Phosphorus which is a component of DNA and RNA, as well as ATP, and is an essential element for all cells. Vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant and promotes collagen formation for bone matrix, teeth, cartilage and connective tissue. It also provides the cement that holds structures together and it aids in wound healing.

2. The nutrients in which I was below the recommendations are: Vitamin D which if adequate amounts are not consumed it can lead to osteomalacia (an adult disorder that results in soft, demineralized bones).Lack of Vitamin K inhibits blood coagulation. It is very rare to have a vitamin E deficiency but lack of this vitamin can lead to cystic fibrosis and biliary atresia. Pantothenic acid deficiency does not occur in human there for lack of this nutrient would have no effect on the health. Vitamin B6 deficiency rarely occurs alone it normally accompanies low intakes of other B vitamins. Symptoms include dermatitis, altered nerve function, weakness poor growth, convulsions and microytic anemia. Lack of Folate can impair normal cell activity and can cause anemia. Lack of B12 can result in pernicious anemia or megaloblastic anemia. It also can cause breakdown of the myelin sheath which can cause spinal cord damage. Calcium lack of this nutrient will affect bone health. It can lead to osteoporosis which the bones become brittle. Magnesium deficiency tends to come from a secondary cause rather than lack of magnesium. The secondary cause may include excess vomiting, and diarrhea. Lack of Zinc affects wound healing, taste, scent, and immune functions. Copper deficiency causes bone demineralization and anemia. This would not affect me...

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