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Health C. 10

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Nutrition the process by which your body takes in and uses food
Nutrients substances in food that your body needs to grow, to repair itself, and to supply you with energy.
Calorie a unit of heat used to measure the energy it receives from food.
Hunger the natural physical drive to eat, prompted by the body's need for food.
Appetite the psychological desire for food
Carbohydrates starches and sugars found in foods, which provide your body's main source of energy.
Fiber a tough complex carbohydrate that the body cannot digest
Proteins nutrients that the body uses to build and maintain its cells amd tissues
Cholesterol a waxy, fatlike substance
Vitamins compunds found in food that help regulate many body processes
Minerals elements found in food that are used by the body.
Osteoporosis a condition in which the bones become fragile and break easily
Dietary Guidelines for Americans a set of recommendations about smart eating and physical activity for all americans.
MyPyramid an interacting guide to healthful eating and active living
Nutrient- dense a high ratio of nutrients to calories
Food Additives substances added to a food to produce a desired effect
Foodborne illness food poisoning
Pasteurization treating a substance with heat to kill or slow the growth of pathogens
Cross- contamination the spreading of pathogens from one food to another
Food Allergy a condition in which the body's immune system reacts to substances in some foods
Food intolerance a negative reaction to food that doesn't involve the immune system
Created by: jharshbarger