Explain why water is an important nutrient in the diet.

MyDietAnalysis Project Part IIIMyDietAnalysis Project Part III

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For Part III of this project, you will use the data from the following reports to answer questions about vitamins, salt intake, minerals, and water:

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• The Actual Intake vs. Recommended Intake Report

• The All Nutrients Spreadsheet Report

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Remember, all answers to the following questions must be typed and in complete sentences to receive full credit.

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I. VITAMIN ANALYSIS (Actual Intake vs. Recommended Intake)

a. List all the vitamins that were less than 75% of the RDA.

b. For each vitamin that you consumed less than 75% of the RDA, list what specific foods you would need to consume in your diet to improve your percentage.

c. List all the vitamins that were more than 200% of the RDA.

d. Look at your All Nutrients Spreadsheet Report. Â Which foods contributed most to your intake of these vitamins?

e. Do you think that you need to consume a vitamin supplement based on your results? Â Why or why not?

f. Discuss what a person can look for on a supplement label that can provide them assurance about the quality of the supplement.

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II. EVALUATE YOUR SALT INTAKE (Actual Intake vs. Recommended Intake)

a. What is your sodium consumption for the 3 days that you recorded? (In milligrams)Â

b. How does your sodium intake compare to the current dietary recommendations for sodium intake (2300 mg or less)? Is it below, above, or at appropriate level? Â What
health benefit can you gain from having a sodium intake that is 2300mg or less?

c. Look at your All Nutrients Spreadsheet Report. Which foods are high in sodium?

d. What are some ways that you could lower the salt content of these foods?Â

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III. Mineral Analysis (Actual Intake vs. Recommended Intake)

a. List all the minerals that were less than 75% of the RDA

b. For each mineral that you consumed less than 75% of the RDA,Â

list what specific foods you would need to consume in your diet to improve your percentage.

c. List all the minerals that were more than 200% of the RDA.

d. Look at your All Nutrients Spreadsheet Report. Â Which foods contributed most to your intake of these minerals?

e. What is your water consumption for the 3 days that you recorded?

f. How does this compare with the recommended intake? Â Explain why water is an important nutrient in the diet.

g. Recommend ways that you can and will change your diet to improve your water intake.

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