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TermDefinition
hunger a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat.
appetite a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food.
nutrition the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.
nutrients a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life.
proteins any of a class of nitrogenous organic compounds that consist of large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids
carbohydrates any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose.
obesity the condition of being grossly fat or overweight.
overweight above a weight considered normal or desirable.
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
glucose a simple sugar that is an important energy source in living organisms and is a component of many carbohydrates.
glycogen a substance deposited in bodily tissues as a store of carbohydrates. It is a polysaccharide that forms glucose on hydrolysis.
cholesterol a compound of the sterol type found in most body tissues, including the blood and the nerves.
fiber a thread or filament from which a vegetable tissue, mineral substance, or textile is formed.
saturated fat a type of fat, in which the fatty acids all have single bonds
unsaturated fat a fat or fatty acid in which there is at least one double bond within the fatty acid chain
water a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms.
food additives a substance added to food to enhance its flavor or appearance or to preserve it
enriched foods nutrients that were lost during food processing have been added back.
calorie either of two units of heat energy.
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