Wednesday, April 16, 2008
A Question The Doctor Couldn't Answer. I am a twenty-five year Type-2 diabetic. As such, I religiously read most of the labels of the foods I buy. Each time the protein value was listed there was no RDA value. So, during my routine quarterly visit with the doctor, I asked her what the recommended daily intake of protein was........ She didn't know; it's never come up in professional conversations before. Here's what my research found: RDA Recommended Daily Allowance [RDA] has evolved over time to be "Dietary Reference Intake [DRI]" which is defined as: 1. A US term for Dietary Reference Values. In addition to average requirements and RDA, include tolerable upper levels [UL] of intake from supplements. 2. A set of nutritional guidelines conderning the intake of vitamins and minerals from food rather than supplements. 3. Current Dietary Reference Intake [DRI] recommendations are composed of: Estimated Average Requirements [EAR], expected to satisfy the needs of 50% of the people in that age group. Reference Daily Intake [RDI], the daily dietary intake level of a nutrient considered sufficient to meet the requirements of nearly all [97-98%] healthy individuals in each life-stage and gender group. Adequate Intake [AI], where no RDE has been established, but the amount established is somewhat less firmly believed to be adequate for everyone in the demographic group. Tolerable upper intake levels [UL], to caution against excessive intake of nutrients [like vitamin D] that can be harmful in large amounts Macronutrients [RDI/AI] shown below for males, 19-30 years] Water 3.7L/day Carbohydrates 130g/day Fiver 38g/day Fat 10g/day Linoleic acid [Omega-6] 17g/day Alpha-Linolenic acid [Omega-3] 1.6g/day Protein 58g/day Cholesterol, trans-fatty acids and saturated fatty acids- "as low as possible" [added] Sugar No more than 25% of caloric intake [ http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index ] This information begs some questions: 1. With the Omega-3 RDI levels set at 1.6g/day, can one "od" on Omega-3? What level would be considered an "od"? 2. I had no idea that the protein RDI was at this level. How does one possibly achieve this level on a daily basis ? Housing "Crisis?" THERE IS NONE !!! There's a crisis in the general economy..........WORLDWIDE !!! As for the housing situation, NO federal bail-out sould be forthcoming. The unscrupulous lenders should have been fully aware of the possible negative results. Theirs was a usurious profit ploy. They put home buyers into homes the buyers couldn't possibly afford through methords that included balloon payments, "fudging" income and existing debt levels. The lenders themselves "rolled the dice" and lost-they should be forsed to "eat the loss" and/or go bankrupt. SUCKS TO BE THEM !!! Additionally, Americans have taken the mind-set that it's unacceptable to fail. Without failure, there is no success !!! On a personal note, I've been "wiped out" three times. Not once did I sue an ex-wife to regain the tools of my trade[s], avalued and valuable coin collection or fight exorbitant child support/alimony. Never did I file for bankruptcy or leave creditors "holding the bag." Nor did I bemoan the economic conditions that forced me from lucrative self-employment and into factory work. I just changed my career path for the ump-teenth time and went on to be successful once again. Get over it, home buyers !!! You weren't screwed out of your house !!! You were in a house YOU COULDN'T AFFORD !!! You probably would have lost the house eventually anyway. Pull yourself into the upright [and locked] position and get on with life !!! Stop whining that someone, shomewhere, owes you something !!! I don't owe you; they don't owe you; the government doesn't owe you !!! Here We Go [Again]. Today's the big day !!! I'm finally scheduled to suffer through orientation as a re-hire with the company I left last July. I just hope I don't have to take all those silly tests as before. We shall see............... Til next time................
Posted by Justin Case at 8:33 AM