Use the reports generated by SuperTracker to answer these questions:
- List each mineral (and the amount consumed) for which your average intake was below the recommended amount (e.g., less than 100% of target intake). If none were below the recommended intake, briefly discuss why you think your mineral intake is so good.
- For at least two minerals listed in question 1, suggest two foods that you could realistically add to your diet to improve intake. If you were not below the target intake for any minerals, suggest for at least two minerals two foods that might be better sources.
- List each mineral (and the amount consumed) for which your average intake was above the recommended amount (e.g., less than 100% of target intake). Did your dietary intake of any of these minerals reach or exceed the UL?
- The UL typically applies to mineral intake achieved through use of dietary supplements, not food. If you currently take a mineral supplement, indicate if any minerals in the supplement exceed the UL. If you do NOT take a mineral supplement, discuss whether you think you would benefit from taking a supplement of specific minerals.
- Given your own personal risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, anemia, or other conditions, discuss at least two dietary adjustments that would improve your mineral intake.