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Chapter seven Vocab.

The science or study of food and the ways in which the body uses food? Nutrition
A substance in food that provides energy of helps form body tissues and that is necessary for life and growth? Nutrient
A class of energy-giving nutrients that includes sugars, starches, and fiber? Carbohydrates
A class of energy-giving nutrients: also the main form of enery storage in the body? Fat
A class of energy-giving nutrients that ae made up of amino acids, which are needed to build and repair body structures and to regulate processes in the body? Protein
Recommended nutrient intakes that will meet the needs of almost all healthy people? Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA)
A food guidence system that encourages healthy food choices and daily activity? MyPyramid
Recommended daily ammount of a nutrient; used on food labels to help peoploe se how a food fits into their diet? Daily Value
A set of diet and lifestyle recommendations developed to improve health and reduce nutrition-related disease risk in the U.S population? Dietary Guidelines for Americans
A measure of the nutrients in a food compared with the energy the food provides? Nutrient Density
A dietary pattern thta includes fewor no animal products? Vegetarian
A class of nutrients that contain carbon and are needed in small amounts to maintain health and allow growth? Vitamin
A class of nutrients that are chemical elements that are needed for certain body processes, such as enzyme activiy and bone formation? Mineral
The state of not having enough of a nutrient to maintain good health? Nutrient Deficiency
The chemical processes that take place in your body to keep you alive and active? Metabolism
The measurement of energy in food? Calorie
Something that is made of many glucose units linked together; found in fruits and vegetables? Fiber
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