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rec·om·mend·ed daily allowance

also rec·om·mend·ed dietary allowance (rĕk′ə-mĕn′dĭd)
n. Abbr. RDA
The amount of a nutrient or the amount of calories recommended for a person to consume daily, especially the amount of specific vitamins and minerals recommended by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
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They found that rats fed a high salt diet (equivalent to 3 or 4 times the recommended daily allowance for humans) had a significant delay in reaching puberty compared to those fed a normal (low) salt diet.
5 ONE serving of the fruit contains 45 calories and provides 70 per cent of recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.
The Krispy Kreme drinks are packed with up to around a third of a woman's recommended daily allowance.
A portion of fish and chips can contain 5g of salt, 2g of which is sodium - more than 80% of the recommended daily allowance.
49 For 35 cals you get eight vitamins and minerals at 100% of your recommended daily allowance in a mix of fruit juice and herb tea.
Fresh pears provide about 7% of the recommended daily allowance per 100g.
Most one-a-day multivitamins that are designed to provide 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for people, such as Centrum for Adults under 50, would supply appropriate amounts of vitamins and minerals for dogs when giving 1 tablet per 40 to 50 pounds of body weight daily.
Magnesium acts with and is essential to the activity of vitamin D, and yet most Americans do not get their recommended daily allowance (RDA) of this important mineral.
Marc Wexler and Sam Pugliese, founders of Be Active Brands, report their new frozen yogurt bar has 110 calories and is rich in antioxidants and probiotics as well as being a good source of calcium, with approximately 10% of the recommended daily allowance for that mineral and about one third of the recommended daily allowances of Vitamins A, C and E.
The Food and Drug Administration has not set a recommended daily allowance for EPA or DHA.
The recommended daily allowance of vitamin E is 15 milligrams, but you need less if you exercise vigorously or have sun exposure.

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