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Unformatted text preview: HP-230 chapter #1 Key TermsCHAPTER 1 Food Choices: Nutrients and Nourishmentneophobia: a dislike for anything new or unfamiliarunami: A Japanese term that describes a delicious meaty or savory sensation. Chemically, this taste detects the presence of glutamatepica: The craving for and consumption of nonfood items like dirt, clay, or laundry starchsocial facilitation: encouragement of the interactions between peoplenutrients: any substances in food that body can use to obtain energy, synthesize tissues, or regulate functionsessential nutrients: substances that must be obtained in the diet because the body either cannot make them or cannot make adequate amounts of themphytochemicals: substances in plants that may possess health-protective effects, even though they are not essential for lifeantioxidant: substance that combines with or otherwise neutralizes a free radical, thus preventing oxidative damage to cells and tissuesmacronutrients: nutrients, such as carbohydrate, fat, or protein, that are needed in relatively large amounts in the dietmicronutrients: nutrients, such as vits &amp; minerals that are needed in relatively small amounts...
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2008 for the course HP 230 taught by Professor Koprowski during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07