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An accounting term used to describe entries on a profit and loss statement for expenses that might become necessary in the future. Examples include an allowance for bad debt, in which a certain percentage of income is deducted because of the likelihood it will be uncollectible.

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Every time Joanne tucks into a medium portion of new potatoes (175g/6oz), she gets 26% of her recommended daily allowance (RDA) of this vital vitamin - and a tasty, satisfying meal into the bargain.
Walk into a drugstore and you'll find vitamin C supplements at a range of doses, often starting at 250 milligrams, already more than double the recommended daily allowance of 75 milligrams for women and 90 milligrams for men.
Recommended Daily Allowance for protein is 50 grams, and that includes protein from breads, cereals, beans, and other plant foods.
Even in people over age 50, who typically are losing bone, only some 60 percent of men--and less than half of women--consume the recommended daily allowance, or RDA, of calcium, she says.
Over 90% of women (ages 19+) do not meet the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for calcium.
The Daily Health Strips are available in fresh citrus and grape flavors, and provide 100% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C and 10% of the RDA of zinc in each serving.
Just two slices of Kingsmill Tasty Wholemeal contains 100 per cent of your recommended daily allowance of wholegrain*, which research has shown can help reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
In addition, all of the subjects received a multivitamin/multimineral supplement containing one-half of the recommended daily allowance for essential nutrients.
2]O naturally contains 64% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium and 39% of the RDA of magnesium and the lowest sodium levels of any mineral water, the company claims.
Provides a substantial amount of fiber and almost 50 percent of the recommended daily allowance for calcium.
28 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitamin E supplements are safe when taken daily in amounts more than 20 times greater than the Recommended Daily Allowance, according to a new study designed to ascertain the safety and benefits of antioxidants in the prevention of heart disease.

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