Diet Planner Prevents Vitamin Deficiency

Vitamin Diet Planner and Nutrition Counter
Diet Planner Hints Vitamin Deficiency

Diet Planner helps to control the amount of nutrition facts in daily diet plan. First of all, lets take a look at vitamin deficiency and excess intake.

Vitamin Deficiency

The body’s stores for different vitamins vary widely. Vitamins A, D, and B12 are stored in significant amounts, mainly in the liver. An adult’s diet may be deficient in vitamins A and D for many months and B12 in some cases for years, before developing a deficiency condition. However, vitamin B3 (niacin and niacinamide) is not stored in significant amounts, so stores may last only a couple of weeks. For vitamin C, the first symptoms of scurvy in experimental studies of complete vitamin C deprivation in humans have varied widely, from a month to more than six months, depending on previous dietary history that determined body stores.

Deficiencies of vitamins are classified as either primary or secondary. A primary deficiency occurs when an organism does not get enough of the vitamin in its food. A secondary deficiency may be due to an underlying disorder that prevents or limits the absorption or use of the vitamin, due to a “lifestyle factor”, such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, or the use of medications that interfere with the absorption or use of the vitamin.

People who eat a varied diet are unlikely to develop a severe primary vitamin deficiency. But may be consuming less than the recommended amounts. A national food and supplement survey conducted in the US over 2003-2006 reported that over 90% of individuals who did not consume vitamin supplements were found to have inadequate levels of some of the essential vitamins, notably vitamins D and E.

Well-researched human vitamin deficiencies involve thiamine (beriberi), niacin (pellagra), vitamin C (scurvy), folate (neural tube defects) and vitamin D (rickets). In much of the developed world these deficiencies are rare due to an adequate supply of food and the addition of vitamins to common foods. In addition to these classical vitamin deficiency diseases, some evidence has also suggested links between vitamin deficiency and a number of different disorders.

Excess Intake

Some vitamins have documented acute or chronic toxicity at larger intakes, which is referred to as hypertoxicity. The European Union and the governments of several countries have established Tolerable upper intake levels (ULs) for those vitamins which have documented toxicity. The likelihood of consuming too much of any vitamin from food is remote, but excessive intake (vitamin poisoning) from dietary supplements does occur.

In 2016, overdose exposure to all formulations of vitamins and multi-vitamin/mineral formulations was reported by 63,931 individuals to the American Association of Poison Control Centers with 72% of these exposures in children under the age of five. In the US, analysis of a national diet and supplement survey reported that about 7% of adult supplement users exceeded the UL for folate and 5% of those older than age 50 years exceeded the UL for vitamin A.

How Diet Planner Helps

Vitamin Diet Planner and Nutrition Counter provides a complete list of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, beverages and foods including millions of nutrition fact items included in Nutrition Data that U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USAD) database. You can select the list of daily items of your diet plan. The diet planner uses daily intake recommendations of National Academy of Medicine (NAM) to control the daily intake of vitamins and minerals according to the item amount and nutrition facts. The diet planner calculates the daily recommended intake and upper intake level of nutrition values according to your body state. In daily status report, the diet planner provides a sorted list of foods to select in case of vitamin and mineral deficiency and also hints in case of excess intake.

Reference: Wikipedia

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