HPR108: Discussions

Directions:
200 words in length each
Choose two vitamins and two minerals to research. For each vitamin and mineral selected, provide the Recommended Dietary Allowances and identify two functions that each individual vitamin and mineral supports in the human body. Next, design a snack or meal that identifies the foods high in each of your chosen vitamins and minerals.
(Not Vitamin A, D, C or Thiamin) (Not Calcium, Zinc, or Phosphorus)

Explain why it is necessary to consume adequate amounts of water, calories, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats daily and identify two factors that can affect requirements for each. In addition, explain whether you believe that you are consuming adequate water, calories, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats daily. If you do not believe you are consuming enough, share the challenges you face and what you can do to overcome them.
identify one of the organs in the digestive tract and explain its role in mechanical and chemical digestion. Try not to repeat organs already discussed. Next, summarize the overall process of digestion, absorption, and metabolism for one of the following three macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
List three types of health problems associated with high calorie, fat, and/or sugar intakes. Explain the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), what it means to consume a healthy diet, and the role of nutrition and a healthy diet in health, wellness, and disease prevention and treatment. Next, share how you can improve your diet to avoid high calorie, fat, and/or sugar intakes.