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vobac words ch7

vocab words for are chapter

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the science or study of food and the ways and wich the body uses food. nutrition
a substance in food that provides energy or helps from body issues and that is necessary for life and growth. nutrient
a class of energy-givin nutrients that includes sugars, starch, and fiber carbohydrate
a class of energy-givin nutrients; also the main form of energy storage in the body fat
a class of energy-giving nutrients that are made up of amino acids, which are needed to build and repair body structures and to regulate processes in the body protein
a class of nutrients that contain carbon and are needed in small amounts to maintain health and allow growth vitamin
a class of nutients that are chemical elements that are needed for certain body processes, such as enzyme activity and bone formation mineral
the state of not having enough of a nutrient to maintain good health nutrient deficiency
recommended nutrient intakes that will meet the needs of almost all healthy people Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs)
recommended daily amount of a nutrient; used on food labels to help people see how a food fits into their diet Daily Value (DV)
a food guidance system that encourages healthy food choices and daily activity MyPyramid
a set of diet and lifestyle recommendations developed to improve health and reduce nutrition-related disease risk in the U.S. population Dietary Guidelines for Americans
a measure of the nutrients in a food compared with the energy the food provides nutrient density
a dietary pattern that includes few or no animal produces vegetarian
the sum of the chemical processes that take place in your body to keep you alive and active metabolism
measurement of energy and food calories
a type of complex carbohydrate that provides little energy and cannot be digested by humans fiber
Created by: Jancie