Are you getting enough of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need? Use these Recommended Daily Intakes guidelines to make sure.

August 15, 2008

Most Americans who eat a variety of foods get the right amount of essential vitamins and minerals. To check your daily values, use the below reference guide from the Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine.

Dietary Reference Intakes
The DRI of a particular nutrient refers to the following set of reference values.

Dietary Reference Intakes for Individuals: Macronutrients

Carbohydrate

Fiber

Protein

Dietary cholesterol

Trans fatty acids

Saturated fatty acids

Added sugars

Dietary Reference Intakes for Individuals: Vitamins

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Vitamin D

Vitamin E

Vitamin K

Thiamin

Riboflavin

Niacin

Vitamin B6

Folate

Vitamin B12

Pantothenic Acid

Biotin

Choline

Dietary Reference Intakes for Individuals: Elements

Calcium

Chromium

Copper

Fluoride

Iodine

Iron

Magnesium

Manganese

Molybdenum

Phosphorus

Selenium

Zinc

Potassium

Sodium

Chloride

Sources: Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academies. Reports may be accessed via www.nap.edu.

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