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Learn about nutrition and how it is associated with Dentistry

A well-balanced mixture of all 8 amino acids are found in a____. Complete protein
The body uses ____ as the chief source of energy carbohydrates
Compounds in proteins used by the body to build and repair tissues are ____. Amino acids
The 3 types of carbohydrates are simple sugars, complex carbohydrates, and ____. dietary fiber
How many amino acids are essential? eight
Well-nourished persons are usually better able to ____ than poorly nourished individuals. heal and ward off infections
Which term or phrase refers to the components in food that are needed by the body? Nutrients
What does RDA stand for? recommended dietary allowance
What is the largest section on the pyramid? Grains
What are commonly known as starches? Complex carbohydrates
The body uses ____ as the chief source of energy. Carbohydrates
How many key nutrients are there? six
Sources of _____ can help lower blood cholesterol. water-soluble fiber
Any food that contains sugars or other carbohydrates that can be metabolized by bacteria in plaque is described as being : cariogenic
What is the only nutrient that can build and repair body tissue? proteins
What can prevent cholesterol from oxidizing and damaging arteries? Antioxidants
A significant component of saliva that is known as the "forgotten nutrient" is: water
Foods that have been grown without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers will have a(n) _____ label. Organic
The eating disorder that can be easily recognized in the dental office by severe wear on the lingual surface of the teeth caused by stomach acid from repeated vomiting is: Bulimia
Food labeling is regulated by the: USDA
The American Heart Association recommends that no more than __% of the daily calorie intake should be in the form of fats. thirty
The RDA of water for an adult is ___ ounces per day. sixty-four
A ____ carbohydrate supplies calories without providing another nutritive valve. refined
Whole grain cereals and breads are a good source of: B vitamins
Too much of which mineral can lead to the development of kidney stones? Calcium
Created by: Hypergabby