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The process of using food and its substances to help your body have energy, grow, develop, and work properly.
The substances in food that your body needs to build new tissue, repair damaged cells, and produce energy.
Units of heat that measure the energy used by the body and the energy that foods supply to the body.
Foods that contain all nine of the essential amino acids repsonsible for building proteins.
Foods that lack some of the essential amino acids responsible for building proteins.
Vitamins that dissolve in fat and can be stored in one's body fat until they are needed.
Vitamins that dissolve in water and cannot be stored so you need to consume them.
Elements that help form healthy bones and teeth as well as regulate certain body processes.
More than the appropriate weight for gender, height, age, growth pattern, and body frame.
Less than the appropriate weight for gender, height, age, growth pattern, and body frame.
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