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general term for any macronutrient characterized by insolubility in water
lipid
The most common unit for measuring the energy content of foods is the _____.
calorie
building block of a protein
amino acid
energy carrier of the cell
ATP
The chemical processes of life are collectively called _____.
metabolism
nutrient that is the main source of energy for living things
carbohydrate
Cereals, breads, potatoes, pastas, and rice are rich in ______ carbohydrates.
complex
helps the intestines function properly
dietary fiber
A ______ fatty acid has every possible bond to hydrogen occupied.
saturated
complex organic molecule used to build and maintain living cells
protein