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Ch. 8 Food and Nutrition
A substance in foods that the body needs to regulate bodily functions, promote growth, repair body tissues, and obtain energy
Is the chemical process by which your body breaks down food to release this energy.
units used to measure energy
Are nutrients made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
part of grains and plant foods that cannot be digested
Supply your body with energy, form your cells, maintain body temperature, and protect your nerves.
Fats that are usually liquid at room temperature.
Fats that are usually solid at room temperature.
a waxy substance produced and needed by the body, also found in animal fats and some plant foods
Are made when manufacturers add hydrogen to the fat molecules in vegetable oils. These are not good for you.
Most important role in the growth and repair of your body's tissues.
building blocks of proteins
compounds that help regulate many vital body processes, including the digestion, absorption, and metabolism of other nutrients
Vitamins that help protect healthy cells from the damage caused by the normal aging process as well as certain types of cancer. Vitamins C & E.
Nutrients that occur naturally in rocks and soil.
a deficiency of red blood cells
internal stability or "steady state" maintained by the body
regulates many processes in your cells.
a serious reduction in the body's water content
dietary guidelines for Americans
a set of recommendations for healthful eating and active living
contains lots of vitamins and minerals relative to the number of calories.
a plan that groups foods according to types and indicates how much of each type should be eaten daily for a healthy diet