Nutritional Requirements in the Life Cycle

Nutritional Requirements in the Life Cycle Abstract The type of food individuals eats plays a central role in their health. Over the years, advancements in nutrition science have made it possible to pinpoint essential nutrients and dictate the required amount with regards to the target population. Consuming foods that contain these necessary nutrients averts health complications arising from nutritional deficiencies. Presently, the number of people suffering from nutritional deficiencies in high-income countries, such as the United States, is low. However, the burden of chronic diseases associated with overconsumption, poor nutritional uptake, and lifestyle choices highlights the importance of...