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Health Vocabulary #2

TermDefinition
Cholesterol Fat-like substance made by the body and found in many foods.
Calorie A unit of measure for both the energy supplied by food and energy used by the body.
Carbohydrates Nutrients that provide energy for the body.
Protein A nutrient needed to build, repair, and maintain body tissues.
Amino Acids The building blocks that make up protein.
Vitamins Nutrients that help chemical reaction take place in the body.
Plaque Hardened fatty deposits in blood vessels.
Fiber The part of grains and plant foods that cannot be digested.
Nutrient A chemical substance in foods that builds, repairs, and maintains body tissues; regulates body processes and provides energy (measured in calories).
Fats Nutrients that are a source of and make certain vitamins available for use in the body.
Minerals Nutrients that regulate many chemical reactions in the body.
Water A nutrient that makes up part of blood; helps the process of digestion; helps remove body waste: regulates body temperature; and cushions the spinal cord and joints.
Created by: cheeseshark18