The essential nutrients needed for growth and repair of body tissue.
Chemical substances that make up protein.
Essential nutrients that are the body's primary source of energy.
Classifies carbohydrates by how strongly and quickly they cause a person's blood glucose level to rise after digestion.
Those fats contained in animal products.
Those fats contained in plant products.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Polysaturated fats found primarily in oily fish from cold water.
Unsaturated vegetable oils that have had hydrogen added to them, producing a fat that worsens blood cholesterol because it increases blood LDL's and decreases blood HDL's.
High-density lipoprotein that helps remove excess cholesterol.
Low-density lipoprotein that leads to a buildup of cholesterol in artery walls.
The essential nutrients needed by the body in small amounts to prevent deficiencies and diseases.
Vitamins that can be stored in fat deposits in the body; for example, vitamins A, D, E or K.
Water Soluble Vitamins
Dissolves in water and cannot be stored in water.
A special group of vitamins that help protect the body from cell damage.
Amount of energy required to maintain the body at rest.