Energy Intake
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Energy Intake
Do you get tired quickly? Maybe after a little hard work; check your daily energy intake.
The average recommended daily energy intake for an adult, either male or female, is between 1900kcal and 2500kcal provided you are not trying to lose weight. Are you consuming less and then you are tired? "No", it’s neither malaria nor typhoid or any other chronic illness. Check your energy intake; you might be consuming below the recommended nutrient intake. Do not destroy the cells in your body with constant use of drugs such as antibiotics. Damaging cells might increase the risk of diseases such as cancer. Eat until you have the required nutrients for the body system to operate on and stay healthier. You expend energy daily; therefore, a balance of intake is essential to maintaining the daily energy required.
On average, the dietary reference values (DRVs) for both children and adults, which depends on age, sex, weight and level of physical activity is essential to maintain good health. However, it would be best if you considered an average intake as follows;
Children below 5-between 500kcal and 1,500kcal/day
5-18 years-between 1,500kcal and 2,500kcal/day
18 years and above- between 1,900kcal and 2,500kcal.
Pregnant women should consider additional 200kcal to cater for the child development, including the formation of tissues, organs and systems.
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