The most common dietary supplements used to maintain or restore heath are vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, and other substances. Vitamins are organic compounds required in small amounts to maintain the normal physiological functions and to restore health. Minerals required by adults in excess of 100 mg/day are known as macrominerals—calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chloride, and sulfur, whereas minerals for which less than 100 mg/day is required are known as microminerals or trace elements—iron, zinc, iodine, selenium, manganese, fluoride, molybdenum, copper, chromium, cobalt, and boron. Minerals constitute about 4-5 percent of total body weight (Mason & Mitchel, 2004).
My Diet Plan
As per my food pyramid, I was given a 2400 calorie food pattern (Fox, 2009). This pattern was based on the average needs of someone with my physical characteristics. Fats, oils, and sweets are to be consumed sparingly and are okay to partake in from time to time. It is recommended that I aim for no more than 8 teaspoons of oils daily, and limit my empty calorie (extra fats & sugars) to 360 calories daily. Physical activities are also an important part of my daily lifestyle for me to maintain. Based on my personal recommendations and the statistics provided; my healthy eating plan will consist of the following:
Grains: Bread, Cereal, Rice, & Pasta Group (6-11 Servings)
As per the recommendations of the food pyramid it is recommended that your daily intake of grains should be 6-11 serving. However, based on my personal recommendations from choosemyplate.gov it is recommended that I intake 8 ounces of grains daily. It is recommended that approximately half (3 ounces), of my grain intake should be whole grains. Normally, I would eat regular cereal, like frosted flakes for breakfast or two regular eggo waffles. Most of the time I would not eat lunch ...