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health chap 5


carbohydrates starches and sugars found in foods
glucose simple sugar and the body's chief fuel
glycogen stored glucose, starch like substance
proteins nutrients that help build and maintain body tissues
Amino acids make up body proteins
lipid fatty substance that does not dissolve in water
cholesterol fatlike substance produced in the liver in all animals therefore, found only in foods of animal origin---- meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products
vitamins compounds that help regulate many vital body processes---- digestion, absorption, and metabolism of other nutrients.
minerals inorganic substances that the body cannot manufacture but that act as catalysts, regulating many vital body processes.
linoleic acid essential fatty acid not made in the body but is essential for growth and healthy skin.
RDA essential fatty acid not made in the body but is essential for growth and healthy skin.
Created by: marykiefner