Angela burns Nutrition Part V It is important to find out if one is healthy or not, they are ways to know this. One by Recommended Dietary Allowance and the other by Basal Metabolic Rate. There are several differences between Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) and Basal Metabolic Rate. One is found in the definitions.
RDA is the average daily amount of a nutrient considered adequate to meet the known nutrient needs of practically all healthy people. While BMR is the rate of energy used for metabolism under specified conditions.
RDA is done by scientist who decide what intake to recommend for everybody, while BMR does not involve a group of people but an individual.
RDA measures only the people considered healthy it does not consider unhealthy people, while anybody can find their BMR unhealthy or healthy.
RDA is for a given nutrient and based on enough scientific evidence.
BMR depends on an individual i.e. if they want to find out their BMR anytime they want.
RDA is varied by the K calories per day; for men 2000 while women 1700, while BMR is calculated under specified conditions for example fasting, sleeping, and temperature.
RDA height, age, weight is not a factor while BMR height, age and weight are important in the calculation of BMR.
Despite the differences they are all important in keeping up with our health.