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Nutrition vocab

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. They contain hydrogen and oxygen
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
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 holding as much water or moisture as can be absorbed; thoroughly soaked
unsaturated fat a type of fat containing a high proportion of fatty acid molecules with at least one double bond, considered to be healthier in the diet than saturated fat
water a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid
food additives a substance added to food to enhance its flavor or appearance or to preserve it
enriched foods
calorie a unit of heat used to indicate the amount of energy that foods will produce in the human body
Created by: angelise