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hunger
a natural drive that protects you from starvation
lipid
a fatty substance that does not dissolve in water
carbohydrates
the starches and sugars found in foods.
cholesterol
a fat-like substance produced in in the liver of all animals and, therefore, found only in foods of animal origin (like steak)
nutrition
the process by which the body uses food
glucose
a simple sugar and the body's chief fuel
amino acids
substances that make up body proteins
linoleic acid
an essential fatty acid not made in the body but which is essential for growth and healthy skin
glycogen
starch-like substance in the liver and muscles where extra glucose is stored
nutrients
the substances in food that your body needs to function properly to grow, to repair itself, and to supply you with energy
appetite
a desire, rather than a need to eat
proteins
nutrients that help build and maintain body tissues