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nutrient chemical substance needed for body growth, energy, and life process
protein nutrient needed to build and repair cells
carbohydrate nutrient needed to supply energy
amino acid building block of proteins
vitamin nutrient found in many foods
deficiency disease caused by lack of certain nutrient
mineral nutrient needed by body to develop properly
calorie unit used to measure energy in food
oxidation slow burning of foods in your body
digestion process by which foods are changed into forms body can use
esophagus tube that connects mouth to stomach
epiglottis flap of tissue that prevents food from entering windpipe
peristalsis wavelike movement that moves food through the digestive tract
saliva liquid in mouth that helps digestion
chyme thick liquid from food
gastric jiuce juice produced in stomach that contains mucus, pepsin, and hydrochloric acid
absorption movement of food from digestive system to the blood
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