Nutrient Intake Guidelines

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What is the purpose of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)?

To meet the needs of 98% of healthy people

What is the purpose of the Acceptable macronutrient distribution range (AMDR)?

To provide the percentage of protein, fat, and carbohydrates associated with reduced risk of chronic disease and provide people with other essential nutrients

What is the main purpose of MyPlate?

To illustrate a healthy meal and is available in multiple languages

What is the difference between anabolism and catabolism?

Anabolism is the building up of small molecules and requires energy, while catabolism is the breaking down of large molecules and releases energy.

What is the primary purpose of carbohydrates?

To supply energy

What is the primary source of most sugars?

Fruits

What is the main function of dietary fiber in the human body?

Helps satisfy the appetite and provides bulk to the diet

Which macronutrient provides nearly all the energy for the brain and nervous system?

Carbohydrates

What is the caloric count of proteins per gram?

5 calories

Which type of amino acids cannot be manufactured by the body?

Essential amino acids

What do Incomplete Proteins lack?

Essential amino acids

Learn about Estimated Average Requirements (EAR), Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), Adequate Intake (AI), and Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL). Understand how these guidelines determine the optimal and safe consumption of nutrients for different population groups.

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