Produce a Report That Discusses Nutritional and Energy Requirements, Comparing and Contrasting Similarities and Differences Between the Two Groups for Each Nutrient and for Energy.

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In this assignment the author will produce a report that discusses nutritional and energy requirements, comparing and contrasting similarities and differences between the two groups for each nutrient and for energy. The two groups the author has chosen to compare are women aged between 19-50 and pregnant women.
The recommended daily calorie intake is 1940kcal this amount is needed to provide them with enough energy throughout the day and to meet the BMR(basal metabolic rate)this is less compared to the amount needed by pregnant mothers as the amount needed by is considerably higher in the last three months pregnant mother’s need 2140kcal a day. This is because pregnant women need more calories more importantly later in the pregnancy as
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Vitamin B6 is needed in 1.2mg for both women aged 19-50 and women who are pregnant and also lactating this is because the absorption rate of b6 increases during pregnancy and it helps to Aids metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates and helps form new red blood cells and develop the brain and nervous system. Folic acid is needed in 200µg in women aged 19 to 50 but in pregnant women this is increased by 100µg when they are pregnant and increased by 60µg whilst lactating, It increased during pregnancy as it important creation of the baby's nervous system. Folic acid can help prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida and other congenital malformations such as cleft palate or cleft lip. Vitamin C is needed in 40mg by women aged 19 to 50 and this is increased by 10 in pregnant women and increased by a further 30 in women who are lactating. There is an increase because vitamin c is Essential for tissue repair and collagen production and aids proper growth and strengthens bones and teeth, it also aids in the absorption of iron.

Manual of nutrition,