the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.
Nutrition
any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose.
carbohydrates
a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food.
appetite
an eating disorder in which a large quantity of food is consumed in a short period of time, often followed by feelings of guilt or shame.
bulimia
an eating disorder in which a large quantity of food is consumed in a short period of time, often followed by feelings of guilt or shame.
Deficiency
poisonous.
toxic
Any of a class of organic compounds that are fatty acids or their derivatives and are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents.
lipids
dietary material containing substances such as cellulose, lignin, and pectin, which are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes
fiber
a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat.
Hunger
any of a group of organic compounds that are essential for normal growth and nutrition and are required in small quantities in the diet because they cannot be synthesized by the body
Vitamins
A condition caused by the excessive loss of water from the body, which causes a rise in blood sodium levels.
dehydration
a dose many times larger than the usual, especially of a vitamin or drug.
megadose
a dose many times larger than the usual, especially of a vitamin or drug.
obesity
an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat.
anorexia
a person who does not eat or use animal products.
vegan
the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
metabolism
a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness.
anemia
a liquid or gel that contains ions and can be decomposed by electrolysis, e.g., that present in a battery.
electrolytes
often used to measure the energy value of foods
calories
a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.
osteoporosis