Substances that the body needs to regulate bodily functions, promote growth, repair body tissues, obtain energy.
Nutrients
A chemical process by which your body breaks down food to release energy.
Metabolism
Energy measured in units.
Calories
Nutrients made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
Carbohydrates
A type of complex carbohydrate that is found in plants.
Fiber
Supplies the body with energy, forms your cells, maintain body temperature.
Fat
A waxy, fatlike substance found only in animal products.
Cholesterol
They play a large role in the growth and repair of your body's tissues.
Proteins
Helps the body with various processes, including the use of other nutrients.
vitamins
Help protect healthy cells from the damage caused by the normal aging process.
Antioxidants
Occur naturally in rocks and soil.
Minerals
Your body is about 65% made up of this nutrient.
Water
The process of maintaining a steady state inside your body.
Homeostasis
These are contained water that regulate many processes in your cells.
Electrolytes
A serious reduction in the body's water content.
Dehydration
The proteins in your body are made up of these.
Amino acids
A condition in which the red blood cells do not contain enough hemoglobin.
Anemia
Are solid at room temperature.
Saturated fats
Are liquid at room temperature.
Unsaturated fats
Helps maintain water balance; nerve function.
Sodium