Using Figures 7-7 and 7-12 summarizing the major and trace minerals (or a worksheet the instructor hands you), circle any foods that you do not eat at all or that you eat infrequently, such as dairy products or green vegetables. Do you eat most of the foods containing minerals, or do you dislike vegetables and maybe fruits, too? In terms of frequency, how often do you eat mineral-rich foods? The answers to these questions should help you assess whether your diet is adequately balanced and varied, which is necessary to ensure adequate mineral intake.
You are to set up a salad bar by using a worksheet the instructor hands out. You may use any foods you like in the salad bar as long as you have a good source of each of the minerals and fill in each of the circles. In each circle on the worksheet, write down the name of the food and which mineral(s) it is rich in.
3. Sodium Countdown
Using Appendix A, list the sodium content of 10 of your favorite foods. How much would each contribute to the Adequate Intake for sodium?
Now that you have learned about all the nutrients, you can see how many nutrients you take in during a typical day. To do so, write down everything you eat
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