Food Intake – 3 Days I kept a record of my dietary intake for three days using the WileyPLUS iProfile food intake journal. I definitely feel that the journal is a great tool since it breaks down the ingredients of my diet and shows me exactly what it is that I am putting into my body on any given day. In addition, since starting this journal I feel that it is important to be aware of what I am eating and I plan to continue to use this journal in the future. Not only does the journal allow me to record my daily diet but it also shows me the recommended daily values for each of the food groups, minerals, and vitamins based on my age, height, and body weight. Understanding what is being put into my body …show more content…
For example, I will strive to include more variety in my diet. I will try to eat more of a variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains each day in an effort to raise my fiber intake on any given day. My diet does not currently consist of fiber-rich bean dishes, such as chili, beans in salad, or split-pea soup. Eating whole fruit, instead of fruit juices, I feel, is important for having a well-balanced diet. Whole fruits include the right amount of nutrients. When consumed as juice, these fruits loose nutritional value and most likely include a high amount of sugar. In addition, the fiber content is not as high when consumed in the form of juice. In an effort to live a healthy life that includes a healthy diet, I now understand that it is so important to eat a variety of foods that include the right amount of proteins, carbohydrate, fats, and fiber. Having a diet that consists of such variety will help lower the risk that I may develop diseases caused from improper eating.
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