Analyze your own habits to discover more about your own biochemical needs and processes.
- Download and Save Nutritional Intake Worksheet. Use the table in the worksheet to record your food/beverage intake for 24 hours.
- Note: If you are uncomfortable sharing your own nutritional intake, please use a friend/family member’s data or pick some common adult meals and record the data for those. Then proceed with the post as if you had consumed those meals yourself. Feel free to reach out to me and we can clarify a plan!
- Your Unit 2 Learning Path in Intellipath teaches you about the fundamental aspects of biochemistry and includes information about carbohydrates, proteins, lipids/fats, and minerals that may be helpful in this discussion
- Want to learn more? Check out links listed below under Readings and Learning Materials.
Some say, “You are what you eat!” Now that you have recorded your food/beverage intake for 24 hours and have been introduced to chemical processes within your body, it’s time to analyze the biological macromolecules (proteins, lipids/fats, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids) in the foods you eat.
Biological Macromolecules in the Foods You Eat
- Step 1: You should have already downloaded the Nutritional Intake Worksheet and tracked your food/beverage intake for 24 hrs.
- Step 2: Complete the rest of the worksheet and save it. You will attach this to your post.
- Tip – In the table where you recorded the foods/beverages you consumed, you will also fill in the nutritional content for each (see example below).
- Step 3: Within the Discussion Board area, respond to the following questions. Be substantive and clear and use the information from your worksheet to support your answers to the questions.
- Which nutrient do you eat the most of? Note, calories are not considered a nutrient!
- How does your overall food intake match what is recommended for you?
- What changes do you think you could make in your intake to get closer to the recommended guidelines? Would this change be easy or hard for you to do? Why?