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Ch. 7 Health Vocab

Health Vocab Ch. 7

The Science or study of food and the ways in which the body uses food. Nutrition
Substances in food that provide energy or help form body tissues and are necessary for life and growth. Nutrients
A class of energy-giving nutrients that inclues sugars, starches, and fiber. Carbohydrates
A class of energy-giving nutrients and are the main form in which energy is stored in. the body. Fats
A class of energy-giving nutrients made up of amino acids, which are needed to build. and repair body structures and to regulate processes in the body. Proteins
A class of Nutrients that contain carbon and are needed in small amounts to maintain health and allow growth. Vitamins
The recommended nutrient intakes that will meet the needs of almost all healthy people. Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs)
A measure of the nutrients in a food compared with the energy the food provides. Nutrient Density
The energy in food is measure by? Calories
The sum of the chemical processes that take place in your body to keep you alive and active. Metabolism
Is a type of complex carbohydrate that provides little energy and cannot be digested by humans. Fiber
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