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Nutrition for Nurses

Chapter Summary

Nutrition for NursesChapter Summary

  • A well-rounded, varied diet of mostly unprocessed foods will provide many of the DVs recommended by the FDA.
  • High doses of water-soluble vitamins are excreted in the urine, although fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the tissues. High doses of fat-soluble vitamins can lead to toxicity and even death.
  • Certain disease states require higher vitamin and mineral intake, supplemented beyond dietary sources.
  • Vitamin-mineral supplements should be selected based on age, sex, and specific need.
  • Coenzyme and antioxidant properties are critical functions of vitamins and minerals.
  • Nutrition facts food labels and MyPlate can assist in choosing foods high in vitamins and minerals.
  • RDAs and DVs reflect current nutrient research.
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