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Nutrient requirement: a reference article

Published: January 26, 2018

Healthy philosophy articles about macronutrients, micronutrients and various foods supply you with information as to sources of those nutrients and how much of a particular nutrient is contained in a particular food.

Water and fat requirement tables
Water and fat requirement tables
This information isn’t very helpful unless you know how much of a particular nutrient you need.
However, to include this type of information alongside specific nutrient information can become complex for a number of reasons.
Nutrient requirement varies with:

This article is intended to provide you with information about your nutrient requirements so that you can identify your specific requirements and refer to them as you read other articles.

With more detailed knowledge about your nutrient requirement you can more easily determine how much of which food will best help you meet your nutrient requirement.
This information can also help you when you read nutrition fact labels to know how much a food product will add to your daily intake of a particular nutrient. 
You will be able to identify your intake of and requirement for nutrients such as sodium, added sugar and saturated fat, which should be kept to a minimum, but which many people over consume.
In addition, you will be able to identify your intake of and requirement for nutrients such as fibre which most people under consume.
This article will take you through your requirement for macronutrient intake, energy intake and also intake of important building blocks for health.
The article will also help you identify your requirement for vitamins and minerals.
Link to the full article to learn more.

Related Topics

Health  Nutrients  Water  Fats  Carbohydrates  Protein  Minerals  Vitamins 


Whitney, E. & Rady Rolfes, S. (2005). Understanding Nutrition. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth
Gropper, S.S., Smith, J.L. & Groff, J.L. (2005). Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism (4thEd.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.
USDA nutrient data base for standard reference