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Ch 2 Lesson 1,2,3,&4

Health 1/Block 2 Chapter 2 Vocab

TermDefinition
nutrients Substances in foods that your body needs to function properly, such as in growing, in repairing itself, and in having a supply of energy.
hunger A natural drive that protects us from starvation.
appetite A desire, rather than a need, to eat.
nutrition The process by which the body takes in and uses food.
carbohydrates The starches and sugars found in foods.
glucose A simple sugar and the body's chief fuel.
glycogen A startchlike substance.
proteins Nutrients that help build and maintain body tissues.
amino acids Chemical substances that make up body proteins.
lipid A fatty substance that does not dissolve in water.
linoleic acid An essential fatty acid not made in the body but that is essential for growth and healthy skin.
cholesterol A fatlike substance produced in the liver of all animals and, therefore, found only in foods of animal origin.
vitamins Compounds that help regulate many vital body processes, including the digestion, absorption, metabolism, and use of other nutrients.
minerals Inorganic substances that the body cannot manufacture but that act as catalysts, regulating many vital body processes.
Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) The amounts of nutrients that will prevent deficiencies and excesses in most healthy people.
Created by: alexcampbell