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24 Cards in this Set

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the true sign of needing food
a household in circumstances in which at least some members don't get enough to eat as a result of insufficient resources
The mental desire to eat
the amount of a specific nutrient of a food relative to the number of calories it provides
Nutrient Density
It's the ratio of nutrients to calories
Nutrient Density
What has the highest nutrient density?
the process by which living things use food to obtain nutrients for energy,growth, development, and maintenance
"You can eat it, digest it, and excrete it"
Is the ability or power to do work
What are some fast sources of energy
are biochemical substances that can be supplied only in adequate amounts from an outside source, normally from food
What sources don't provide energy?
The potential energy value of foods and energy within the body
Kilocalorie (kcal or cal)
A.K.A calorie
the specific amounts of essential nutrients that adequately meet the known nutrient needs of practically all healthy Americans
Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA's)
What does the Food Guide Pyramid depict?
Restoring nutrients that are removed from food during processing to approximately their original level
Adding nutrients not present in the natural product OR increasing the amount above that in the original product
Defines healthy weight because it's more closely related to actual fat than just height and weight
BMI (Body Mass Index)
The continuous process whereby living organisms and cells convert nutrients into energy, body structure,and waste
The energy required for involuntary physiological functions to maintain life, including respirations, circulation, and maintenance of muscle tone and body temperature
Basal Metabolic Rate
When the body stops losing weight/ a threshold for weight loss
Set point
>20% of a nutrient is considered high in that nutrient
Daily Value (DV)
Where is glycogen stored?
In the liver
characterized by exaggerated beliefs about the value of nutrition in health and disease
Food Fad