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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An adequate intake of antioxidants especially in their natural form helps neutralise these oxide radicals and thus reduce their damage.
Adequate Intake (AI) - is based on approximations of nutrient intake that are assumed to be adequate and used when an RDA cannot be determined.
The Pearson Chi Square test (X2) was used to establish the association of adequate intake with gender, age categories, locality, cooking responsibility and self-reported health.
Low income can also be a barrier to the adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D.
Health Canada recommends 1,000 to 1,200 mg per day, up to a maximum of 1,500 mg as the adequate intake level for calcium supplements in healthy adult Canadians.
Because potassium is essential for the body on the cellular level, it is important to maintain adequate intake.
Prof: Pervez Iqbal Paracha, Human Nutritionist while throwing light on the importance of iodine for human body said that regular and adequate intake of the element was essential for body, mental and cognitive development, It deficiency, apart from, physical, mental and scholastic, impairment is also resulting in greater losses to the national economy, he remarked.
Diets should provide an adequate intake of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) with an optimal balance between n-6 PUFAs and n-3 PUFAs.
As for breast-feeding infants, the recommended adequate intake of vitamin D cannot be met with human milk as the sole source of vitamin D.
Patients on long-term low-protein, low-sodium, low-potassium diets should receive a multivitamin capsule and folic acid daily to ensure adequate intake and to make up for losses that occur during the course of dialysis.
These good fats are crucial for the structure and function of the billions of nerve cells and connections that form the eye, brain and central nervous system But as the body doesn't produce any of these fatty acids, it relies on food to guarantee an adequate intake.
For example, three serves of eggs and four serves of pork were required to deliver the adequate intake for long-chain omega-3 fatty acids for men, whereas only one serve of fish or red meat was required.