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Amino acids;     the building blocks of proteins.   there are 20 different amino acids that can be linked in various combination to create different proteins.
Anemia;     deficiency of red blood cells and/ or hemoglobin that results in decreased oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
Anorexia nervosa;     an eating disorder in which a person severely restricts caloric intake because of an intense fear of gaining weight.    
Antioxidants;     molecules that neutralize free radicals, thereby preventing them from causing damage to cells.
Binge eating disorder;     the compulsive need to gorge on food without purging,
Bulimia nervosa;     an eating disorder that involves overeating (called binge eating);     followed by vomiting (called purging)
Carbohydrate;     a macronutrient that is a key energy source for muscular contraction.
Cholesterol;     a type of lipid that is necessary for cell and hormone synthesis. Found naturally in animal foods, but made in adequate amount in the body.
Complete proteins;     proteins containing all the essential amino acids;   found only in soy and animals foods (meats and dairy produces).
Complex carbohydrates;     long chains of sugar units linked together to form starch or fiber.
Daily values;     standard values for nutrient needs, used as a reference on food labels. The daily values may not exactly reflect the true nutrient needs for all people.
Energy balance;     the state of consuming a number of calories that is equal to the number of the expended. Over the long term, energy balance results in maintenance of a constant body weight.
Essential amino acids;     the nine amino acids that cannot be manufactured by the body and must therefore be consumed in the diet.
Exercise metabolic rate(EMR);     the amount of energy expended during any form of exercise.
Fats;     (triglycerides) the form of lipid that is broken down in the body and used to produce energy to power muscle contractions during exercise.
Fatty acids;...

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