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What are the basic daily nutritional requirements?

What are the basic daily nutritional requirements?

400 charact not enuf: Too detailed to give full answer here. In brief, adequate fluid, protein calories, fat, carbohydrate (macronutrients), as well as essential vitamins and minerals (we don't make them, need them for growth, development, repair) which need to come from diet. About 40+ nutrients all told. Easily available info online; just google your question (get more specific re: age, sex, preg, etc-differs for all. ...Read more

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Is there one food that satisfies all nutritional requirements?

Is there one food that satisfies all nutritional requirements?

None: There is no one super food. For good health, please have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; restrict intake of saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink of alcohol/day and exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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Can you please list an average person's basic nutritional requirements?

Can you please list an average person's basic nutritional requirements?

Nutritional needs: This one is really too big for 400 characters. But everyone needs the 3 basic nutritional fuels: proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats in sufficient supply for body maintenance. Also plenty of water daily. For more involved information than can be supplied in this small space, please see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/. ...Read more

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What supplements are good for my overall nutritional requirements?

What supplements are good for my overall nutritional requirements?

Supplements: Overall nutritional requirements should come from a healthy balanced diet of fruits, nuts, veggies, protein, & healthy fats. Beyond that, consider starting with a purified omega and coq 10 ubiquinol. ...Read more

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Can you meet all of the nutritional requirements without raw fruits and vegetables?

Can you meet all of the nutritional requirements without raw fruits and vegetables?

Nourishment: The simple answer is NOPE. Nature has provided us with fruits vegetables herbs and spices as medicines. When we think a small pill can make a difference we should know a big plate of food has a bigger impact. So figure a way like crock pot cooking or smoothies to get them in. ...Read more

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Would exercise be counterproductive for an underweight person if he did not meet the daily nutritional intake? What if he did meet the requirements?

Would exercise be counterproductive for an underweight person if he did not meet the daily nutritional intake? What if he did meet the requirements?

It is ALWAYS good: Jason, I am a physician who supervises the health of athletes. A fair number of elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight" by the books. There is no reason whatever to strive to meet some beancounter's definition of "healthy". If you're exercising, your body will give you a better sense of what you really need to be eating. You can't gain mass while you're starving; eat sensibly. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional needs for adults every day?

What are the nutritional needs for adults every day?

Varies!: There is too great a difference between the sexes, pregnancy, the young and old, and those with certain illnesses, and for those even on certain drugs. Their is a new field called nutrogenomics, which has identified vast differences between vitamin needs in humans. The most common needs: 8 glasses of water; 1g of protein per 2 lbs of body weight; and 20-24 grams of fiber for adults. ...Read more

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What is the recommended nutritional balance for adults over 65?

Unclear question: Nutritional balance can mean a lot of things. Here is an excellent book on good diet: http://michaelpollan.Com/books/in-defense-of-food/ beyond that, you can have basic testing for vitamin b, d, folic acid, complete blood count and metabolic panel. If there are any deficiencies noted, additional supplement s may be needed. ...Read more

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Does using a nutritional cleanse have any health value for an adult ?

Does using a nutritional cleanse have any health value for an adult ?

Yes: We live in a toxic world. Every person has many toxins, such as heavy metals, pesticides, pcb's, dioxins, pthalates, pbb's etc. Detoxification programs can lower our body burdens of these chemicals & research shows people generally feel better after such programs & this may be the best way to prevent disease! i advise everyone to do an annual cleanse. There are many ways to cleanse- see comment:. ...Read more

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