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31 August, 07:35

Belinda's food choices are lacto-vegetarian. Since vegetarians require 1.8 times more iron to make up for the low bioavailability of their diet, what would her daily iron requireme

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  1. 31 August, 07:57
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    32.4 mg/day

    Explanation:

    The average daily iron intake recommended for females is about 18 mg/day. Since Belinda's food choices are highly lacto vegetarian, it means that she needs about 1.8 times of normal intake and that value is about 32.4 mg/day.
  2. 31 August, 08:07
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    The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) recommends for a woman a dietary intake of iron of 12 mg/day. Therefore, in a vegetarian woman, the corrected value is 12 x 1.8 = 21.6 mg/day

    Explanation:

    Vegetarian people require a higher dietary intake of iron because this mineral is absorbed in the intestine at a slower rate compared to a carnivore diet
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