Food, nutrition and health keywords

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  • Created on: 12-05-18 09:31
5 a day
It is recommended you eat 5 p of different fruit and veg per day
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Allergy
When the immune system respond to a certain sunstance
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Amino acids
The building blocks that make up protein
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Anaemia
A condition where you have a reduced number of red blood cells, an iron deficiency
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Antioxident
Substances that protect our bodies from free radicals, vitamins A,C and E
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BMR
The minimum amount of energy needed to keep you alive in a day
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Biological value
The amount of essential amino acids the food contains
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Calorie
A measure of the amount of energy in the food
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Coeliac disease
The digestive system is sensitive to gluten and cant digest it
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Coronary heart disease
A disease caused by a build up of fatty deposits in the coronary arteries
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Diabetes
A disorder where blood glucose levels stay too high because the pancreas either can't produce enough insulin or the body resists it
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Fat soluble vitamins
Vitamins DEAK, that the body can store in fat tissue for future use
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Fortification
When extra nutrients are added to foods
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Free radicals
Dangourous chemicals that can cause cancer and heart diesease
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Lacto vegetarian
Someone that doesn't eat fish, meat or eggs but will consume dairy
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Lacto-ovo vegetarian
Someone who doesn't eat meat or fish but will consume eggs and dairy products
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lactose intolerance
The body can't digest lactose
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Macronutrients
Nutrients needed by our bodies in large amounts, fat, protein and carbohydrates
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Micronutrient
A nutrient needed by our body in small amounts, vitamins and minerals
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Mineral
A chemical element our body needs in small amount
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Nutritional analysis
Working out the nutritional content of a food or recipe
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Obesity
A condition where the body has too much fat
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Osteoporosis
A bone disease where the bones are weak and brittle
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PAL
A measure of how active you are
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Protein complementation
Combining LBV proteins, a pulse and a grain, together to give us the full 8 essential amino acids
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Ready meal
A pre-cooked meal you only need to heat up
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Rickets
A condition in children where bones are soft and weak
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Saturated fats
Fats mainly from animal sources and are solid or semi-solid at room temerature
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Trace element
A mineral needed by the body in very small amounts
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Unsaturated fats
Fats that mainly come from vegetable sources and are liquid at room temperature
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Vegan
Someone who doesn't eat any products from animals
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Vegetarian
Someone who doesn't eat any meat or fish
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Vitamins
Organic compounds needed in small amounts by the body
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Water-soluble vitamins
Vitamins that aren't stored in the body and are needed daily
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When the immune system respond to a certain sunstance

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The building blocks that make up protein

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A condition where you have a reduced number of red blood cells, an iron deficiency

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Substances that protect our bodies from free radicals, vitamins A,C and E

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