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Unit 2 Vocabulary List: Amino Acids building blocks of proteins Anemia low red blood cell count, possibly related to a lack of iron Antioxidants vitamins which help protect from free radicals Calories measure of energy Carbohydrates essential nutrient and body's first choice for fuel for energy Complete Protein protein source with all essential amino acids Complex Carbohydrates starches, longer sugar chains Fats essential nutrient and most concentrated source of energy Fiber indigestable carbohydrate Free Radicals oxygen isotope which bonds easily thus damaging cells and causing mutations High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) blood fats that transport cholesterol out of the arteries Hydrogenation process to stiffen unsaturated oils resulting in saturated fats and trans fatty acids Incomplete Protein protein source lacking some essential amino acids Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) blood fats that transport cholesterol to organs and tissues Minerals essential inorganic nutrient needed to help regulate body functions Mono-unsaturated Fat having one double bond between carbons, lowers LDL levels
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