Battle of the Sexes: Men vs Women Nutrient Needs
He needs: An average 175-pound (moderately active) man needs 2800 calories.
She needs: An average 125-pound (moderately active) woman needs 2000 calories.
He needs: 400 mcg per day
She needs: 400 mcg per day in childbearing years, particularly in the month before conception; 600 mcg during pregnancy
He needs: 800 mg
She needs: 1000 mg ages 19-50; 1200 mg after 50
He needs: 8 mg
She needs: 18 mg per day during child bearing years (27 mg if pregnant); 8 mg per day after 51
He needs: 30-35% of daily calories; 2/3 of it unsaturated
She needs: 30-35% of daily calories; 2/3 of it unsaturated
He needs: 60 g per day
She needs: 60 g per day
He drinks: 2 drinks per day (12 oz beer; 5 oz wine, 1.5 oz 80-proof spirits)
She drinks: 1 drink per day