Create an account
complex carbohydrate that aids elimination and may help prevent heart disease and cancer
Recommended Dietary Allowance
recommendednutrient intake that meets the needs of most healthy people
unsaturated fatty acids
fatty acids in which the carbon atoms do not hold the maximum number of hydrogen toms
class of nutrients consisting of long chains of amino acids, which are needed to build and repair body structures and to regulate processes in the body.
nutrient required for transport, elimination, and temperature regulation, as well as almost every other bodily function
healthful meals and/or healthful snacks
nutrient-dense foods that help meet your needs and maintain a healthy weight
Food Guide Pyramid
a tool for choosing a healthful diet by selecting a recommended number of servings from each of six food groups
plant proteins that lack or contain smaller amounts of some essential amino acids than are needed by the body
a complex carbohydrate that is stored in liver and muscles and can be used as a quick source of energy
mineral needed for maintenance of fluid balance, transmission of nerve impulses, and muscle contraction
fat-soluble nutrient that enables the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestine
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together