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What is another name for complex carbohydrates?
starches
What is the leading cause of death in the United States?
heart disease
Which vitamin is known as the sunshine vitamin?
vitamin D
Which mineral helps to carry oxygen in the blood?
iron
How much of your diet should be made up of carbohydrates?
more than half
What are the building blocks that help to build proteins in your body?
amino acids
What necessary fatty acids can only be obtained from what you eat?
linoleic acid
Which kind of fats are better for you -- saturated or unsaturated?
unsaturated
An excess of what special kind of fat can cause hardening of the arteries?
cholestrol
Which vitamin can the body make from the pigment carotene?
vitamin A
Which mineral should we eat less of, trying to "shake the habit"?
sodium
Which mineral works with phosphorus to build strong bones and teeth?
calcium
helps blood to clot
vitamin K
help change food into energy
vitamin B
essential for normal growth and development
vitamin A
increases resistance to infection
vitamin C
protects other vitamins from being destroyed by oxygen
vitamin E
table salt, processed meats, pickled foods
sodium
milk, buttermilk, yogurt, hard cheese
calcium
bananas, oranges, mushrooms, whole-grain breads and cereals
potassium
liver, lean meat, dried fruits, whole-grain breads and cereals
iron