Class 3 – Nutrition and Health – Spring 2021 – Jan 26th – Chapter 2 of McGuire Text – The DRIs

In Class 3 we went over the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) presented in Chapter 2 of McGuire. They are the not the most exciting aspect of Nutrition, but in way they are a continuation of Foundation 1 of Nutrition – the discovery of the vitamins and nutrients. They represent over 100 years of work in laboratories throughout the world. Without knowing how much of a specific nutrient is required in the human diet per day, we can’t discuss healthy diets or what the best diet is. We will not get to vitamins or minerals until the third part of the course, but you will need to know what the DRIs are for the lectures on proteins and lipids. Also, they are important when we do the Diet assignment, which comes fairly early in the class.

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