Use the data from your profile created in Week Two regarding your micronutrient and fast-food intake. Be sure that your food intake included a day that you consumed fast food. If you did not consume any fast food, create a fast-food menu for one of the meals.
Address the following:
Recorded micronutrient intake
How does your recorded micronutrient intake compare with the recommendations of the dietary reference intake?
Which foods in your recorded daily intake provide specific micronutrients (vitamins and minerals)? Discuss the function of these micronutrients.
Was there an excess or lack of micronutrients from your fast-food intake?
What diseases are you at risk of developing from ingesting too many or too little micronutrients?
If your recorded micronutrients were too high or too low, which foods might you change to achieve your goal and keep other micronutrients in balance?
What modifications might you make to replace choices in your fast-food menu from the same eatery for a healthier alternative? What makes it a healthier alternative?
What are some current nutritional issues, such as obesity or malnutrition, that might result from a fast-food diet? What role does monosodium glutamate (MSG) play in this issue?
What is the role of water in promoting health? What are some health issues a person can develop from chronic dehydration?
What is the long-term outlook for individuals on a fast-food diet in terms of longevity and quality of life? Why are micronutrients necessary for longevity and quality of life?