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what nutrients are important during the various lifecycle stages of life?
Weegy: Nutrients that are important during the lifecycle stages are We all need essential amino acids, carbohydrate, essential fatty acids, and 28 vitamins and minerals to sustain life and health. [ However, nutritional needs vary from one life stage to another. During intrauterine development, infancy, and childhood, for example, recommended intakes of macronutrients and most micronutrients are higher relative to body size, compared with those during adulthood. In elderly persons, some nutrient needs (eg, vitamin D) increase, while others (eg, energy, iron) are reduced. =76&cHash=63267af816af0791a4e83985c4ddb77d ] (More)
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What are the recommended nutrients and meals for toddlers?
Weegy: Protein. Choose seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans, peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds. Fruits. Encourage your child to eat a variety of fresh, canned, frozen or dried fruits — rather than fruit juice. [ If your child drinks juice, make sure it's 100 percent juice. Vegetables. Serve a variety of fresh, canned or frozen vegetables — especially dark green, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas. Grains. Choose whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, popcorn, quinoa, or brown or wild rice. Dairy. Encourage your child to eat and drink fat-free or low-fat dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, cheese or fortified soy beverages. Read more at ] (More)
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What are the recommended nutrients for early childhood to teenage years?
Weegy: For young children, recommendations for food intake and for guiding early eating habits are valuable in daily practice, as these can provide important and practical guidance for parents. [ The following highlights are a selection of recent perspectives and guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dietetic Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the United States Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. And visit this link: ] (More)
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What nutrients are important for teenage years
Weegy: Teen boys need between 2,200 and 3,200 calories per day to keep up with the growing demands of their bodies. The more active a teenage boy is, the more calories he needs: From protein: 10% to 30% of daily calories should be from proteins. [ From carbohydrates: 45% to 65% of calories should be from this group, the main fuel for the body. Fat should not exceed 35% of daily calories, but is somewhat necessary: at least 25%. 1,300 milligrams per day of calcium. 38 grams of fiber. No more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. Teen girls need fewer calories, 1,800 to 2,400, per day, but the percentage of calories is similar: Protein: 10% to 30%. Carbohydrates: 45% 65%. Fat: between 25% and 34%. Calcium: 1,300 milligrams. Fiber: 26 grams. Sodium: no more than 1,500 milligrams. ] (More)
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What nutrients are important for early adult years?
Weegy: High cholesterol. Eating a diet high in fiber and low in saturated fats and cholesterol can help keep cholesterol in check. High blood pressure. Reducing salt and certain fats, as well as reducing overall weight, helps lower blood pressure. [ Special diets have been developed to lower risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. KEY TERMS Monounsaturated fat—Fats that contain one double or triple bond per molecule. Though these fats still have lots of calories, they can help lower blood cholesterol if used in place of saturated fats. Examples of monounsaturated fats are canola oil and olive oil. Polyunsaturated fat—Fats that contain two or more double or triple bonds per molecule. Examples include fish, safflower, sunflower, corn, and soybean oils. Diabetes. Nutrition is critical to adults with type 2 diabetes. They will have to control portions, eat regularly and eat nutrient-rich foods, along with other dietary guidelines. Anemia. People with anemia need to get more iron from their diets and will be encouraged to eat more foods such as soybeans, spinach, and others. Sometimes, people who are ill need artificial nutrition to help them receive the proper nutrients. The nutrition may come in the form of special drinks that supplement their diets or even be provided through intravenous (IV) injections in a hospital or other facility. Nutrition is important throughout adults’ lives. As younger adults, good nutrition helps keep people strong as they need energy for active lives that may involve athletic pursuits and busy days filled with work and raising children. Pregnant women will need to pay particular attention to nutrition. In the middle years, proper nutrition helps prevent disease and weight gain that normally is associated with aging and lives that may become more sedentary. And as people reach their mature years, nutrition becomes critical, as many people in their later years fail to eat properly due to medical conditions and medications or ... (More)
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