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nutrition the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth
carbohydrates any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose
proteins any of a class of nitrogenous organic compounds that consist of large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are an essential part of all living organisms, esp.
amino acids a simple organic compound containing both a carboxyl (-COOH) and an amino (-NH2) group
saturated fat Saturated fat is fat that consists of triglycerides containing only saturated fatty acids
unsaturated fat An unsaturated fat is a fat or fatty acid in which there is at least one double bond within the fatty acid chain
fats (of a person or animal) having a large amount of excess flesh
vitamins any of a group of organic compounds that are essential for normal growth and nutrition and are required in small quantities in the diet because they cannot be synthesized by the body
minerals a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence
fiber a thread or filament from which a vegetable tissue, mineral substance, or textile is formed
cholesterol a compound of the sterol type found in most body tissues, including the blood and the nerves
sodium the chemical element of atomic number 11, a soft silver-white reactive metal of the alkali metal group
caffeine a crystalline compound that is found esp
calories either of two units of heat energy
Created by: kat124