adequate intake

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ad·e·quate intake

(AI) (ad'ĕ-kwăt in'tāk)
A recommended intake value based on observed or experimentally determined approximations or estimates of nutrient intake by a group (or groups) of healthy people, which are assumed to be adequate-used when a recommended daily amount cannot be determined.
See also: dietary reference intake

adequate intake (AI),

n the consumption and absorption of sufficient food, vitamins, and essential minerals necessary to maintain health. See also dietary reference intakes; estimated average requirement; recommended dietary allowances; and upper intake levels, tolerable.
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that the current Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) of vitamin E should be replaced by a newly defined Adequate Intake (AI).
The human brain needs an adequate intake of key nutrients, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3, essential amino acids, B-group vitamins (B12 and folate), vitamin D and minerals like zinc, magnesium and iron.
The daily adequate intake for fiber is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.
I am assuming that, since you use a wood stove for your main heating source, there is an adequate intake air supply to satisfy its needs.
Kerry-Ann da Costa, PhD, and colleagues gave 79 men and women a 10-day diet that provided 550 mg choline per day, which is the Institute of Medicine's adequate intake level.
The Adequate Intake (an amount to aim for) in pregnancy is 450 milligrams per day.
Men lose more body water than females and that is why the Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake of fluids for men is approximately three liters or 13 cups a day and 2.
The amount of biotin in supplements exceeded the recommended daily allowance or adequate intake level by five to 10 times, with the highest incidence discovered at an astonishing 936% of adequate intake level.
He stressed that a window or a ventilator must be kept open for adequate intake of oxygen.
Having observed the importance of Vitamin D, it is indeed mandatory for every individual to ensure adequate intake of Vitamin D.
And while it's true that most plant foods, with the exception of soy, quinoa, and spinach, are low in one or two of the essential amino acids (building blocks for protein), you can achieve adequate intake of essential amino acids by including a variety of whole plant foods, such as legumes (beans, lentils, peas), soy, nuts, and seeds.
Dehydration, malnutrition, and other serious complications are the result of the "unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids.