Nutrition

- Last updated 25.08.13

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- Index

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-  Food to Avoid Whilst Pregnant

-  Very Low Energy Diets

 

Components to Health Diet

-  Vitamins

-  Amino Acids (AAs)

-  Water intake

-  60% of body weight = water

-  Recommended 3L/day men & 2.2L/day women

-  Energy

-  Recommended contribution

-  45-65% from Carbohydrates

-  25-35% from Lipids

-  15-35% from Protein

 

8 Essential AA

-  Phenylalamine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine, leucine, lysine

-  Cysteine, tyrosine, histidine, arginine are also required by infants & growing children

-  Required from diet

-  Body is unable to synthesise in adequate amounts