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fibrous, indigestible form of plant carbohydrate; provides bulk and causes regular bowl movements
fatty substance found in body cells and animal fats; excess contributes to atherosclerosis
low fat intake; obese patients, patients with gallbladder and liver disease or atherosclerosis
lipids, concentrated from energy, maintain body temp, cushions organs, aid in absorption of fat vitamins
both clear and full; nutritionally inadequate and should only be used for short periods of time
bones become porous and break easily because of long term deficiency of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D
low-protein or high protein; low->patients with renal disease or allergies, high->children, growth delayed, pregnant women, pre or post operation, burns, fevers, infections
avoid adding salt to food, for patients with cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, edema
modifications of the normal diet and are used to improve specific health conditions
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