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  • cholesterol: it is a fat-like substance that is present in all body cells and is needed for many essential body processes
  • proteins: these are the nutrients that help the body grow, maintain, and repair cells and tissues
  • fructose: sugar that occurs naturally in fruits
  • fat: provides heat and energy for the body
  • ldl: it takes cholesterol from the liver, to wherever it is needed in the body
  • soluble: this type of fiber increases the thickness of the stomach contents and has been shown to reduce levels of cholesterol in the blood
  • hdl: it picks up excess cholesterol and returns it to the lover, where it does not harm the body.
  • lactose: sugar that occurs naturally in milk
  • carbohydrates: these are the main source and the most easily digested source of energy.
  • maltose: sugar that occurs naturally in grains
  • insoluble: this type of fiber absorbs water like a sponge
  • hemoglobin: the substance in your red blood cells that carries oxygen to all parts of your body
  • plants: these are the main source of carbohydrates
  • simple: these carbohydrates are quickly broken down into a usable from by the body
  • sucrose: sugar that are extracted from plants and used to sweeten foods
  • complex: these are made up of large molecules of simple carbohydrates joined together
  • fiber: this comes from plant sources such as: vegetables, fruit, grain products and legumes
  • starches: as with naturally occurring sugars, these bring other nutrients with them, providing good food value
  • saturated: this type of fat increases ldl cholesterol and is also known as bad fats
  • trans: this type of fat found when vegetable oils are partially hydrogenated
  • non heme iron: this type of iron is found in plant sources
  • anemia: this is the condition that results when a person does not get enough iron.
  • amino acids: proteins that are made up of chains chemical building blocks