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Health 4.1

Nutrition The process by which your body takes in and uses food
Nutrients Substances in food that make your body needs to grow, to repair itself, and to supply you with energy
Calorie A unit of heat used to measure the energy your body uses and the energy it recieves in food
Hunger 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 food that provide your body's main source of energy
Fiber A tough complex of carbohydrates that the body cannot digest
Proteins Nutrients your body uses to build and maintain its cells and tissues
Cholesterol A waxy, fatlike substance
Vitamins Compounds 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 Guidlines for America A set of recomandations about smart eating and physical activity for all Americans
MyPyrimad An interactive guide to healthfuleating and active living
Nutrient-dense A high ratio of nutrients to calories
Food additives Substances added to food to produce a desired effect
Foodborne Illness Food poisoning
pasteurization Treating a substance with heat to kill or slow the spread the growth of pathogens
cross-contamination Spreading of pathogens from one food to another
Food allergy A condition in which the body's immune system reacts to substances to food
Food intolerance Negative reaction to food that doesn't involve the immune system
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