"Building blocks" of proteins.
Lack of iron.
Eating disorder affecting mostly females in which the individual has a distorted self-image and a major concern about weight gain to the point that the person eats very irregularly or not at all.
Eating disorder affecting mostly females, whereby the person gorges themself after a period of starvation and then induces vomiting.
Organic compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; carbohydrates are considered the primary source of body fuel.
Chemical substances that break down food into simpler substances to be utilized by the body's metabolism.
Electrically charged salts that are primarily involved with extracellular water.
Substance composed of the same basic elements as carbohydrates, but with a relatively higher hydrogen content; fats are not easily digested and are utilized when carbohydrate stores are depleted.
A substance found in plants that is not digested and aids in the elimination of waste by adding bulk and reducing digestion time.
Amino acids having the ability to form glucose after being deaminized by the liver cells.
Amino acids that break down into acetic acid after being deaminized by the liver cells.
People who consume milk products and plant foods.
Fats or fatty compounds.
Salt that aids in maintaining the internal environment of the body and is essential in the formation of many tissues (particularly bones, blood, and teeth).
One carbon atom in the chain is free of hydrogen (appears to have a neutral effect on cholesterol).
A decrease in bone density.
People who consume diary products and eggs as well as plant food.
Two or more carbon atoms are free of hydrogen (apparently lowers cholesterol levels of the blood).
Nitrogenous organic compounds that break down into amino acids and are transported by the blood to the tissues.
Each carbon atom in a molecular chain has two hydrogen atoms attached to it. They tend to raise cholesterol levels in the blood.
People who consume animal and plant products, but exclude red meat.
Mineral elements needed in small quantities in the body.
Organic compounds that act as regulators or catalysts in body processes and assist the body in utilizing other nutrients in maintaining good health.
People who consume plant, but no animal foods.