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Nutrition

Physical Fitness

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the science or study of food and the ways in which the body uses food nutrition
a substance in food that provides energy or 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 carbohydrate
a class of energy giving nutrients; also the main form of energy storage in the body fat
a class of nutrients that are made up of amino acids, which are needed to build and repair body structures and to regulate processes in body protein
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 activity and bone formation mineral
the state of not having enough of a nutrient to maintain good health nutrient deficiency
recommended nutrient intakes that will meet the needs of most all healthy people RDA (recommended dietary allowances)
recommended daily amount of a nutrient; used on food labels to help people see how food fits into their diet daily value (DV)
a tool for choosing a healthy diet by selecting a recommended number of servings from each of the five food groups Food guide pyramid
a set of diet and lifestyle recommendations developed to improve health and reduce nutrition-related disease risk in the U.S populations Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Created by: tdterry