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Stress Management

Chapter 27

Essential Fatty Acids Fatty acids that the body cannot produce and therefore must be consumed from outside sources. Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic) can be found in flaxseed oil and cold-water fish. Omega 6 (linoleic) acids can be found in various vegetable oils.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) DNA manipulation of foods whereby the gene from one species is spliced into the DNA of a different species to enhance quality or shelf life. Associated with a host of food allergies.
Trans Fatty Acids The result of the hydrogenation process where a cis form of a fatty acid is converted to a trans form, making a liquid fat solid at room temperature.
Neutraceuticals A term used to define a broad classification of herbal food supplements such as echinacea or Vitamin C, for optimal health; also known as nature's version of pharmaceuticals.
Frankenfood A name coined in Europe to promote the hidden dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are currently banned in Europe.
Bioflavinoids Non-nutrients found in foods (fruits and vegetables) that contain antioxidants and seem to provide a means of fighting cancer and other illnesses. They provide the colors in foods.
Nutrients There are thought to be six major kinds of these derived from food; carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. (not included, but equally important: oxygen and sunlight).
Partially Hydrogenated Oils A synthetically altered lipid used in processed foods to prolong the shelf-life of food products to avoid rancidity. These oils are thought to be dangerous to the integrity of human physiology and possibly related to cancer and coronary heart disease.
Methylated Xanthine The active ingredient in caffeine, which triggers a sympathetic response.
Phosphoric Acid Nutrient found in sodas, colas, and various beverages; associated with calcium-leaching in bones, a possible cause of osteoporosis in both men and women.
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