DeFinitions of Scientific Terms

Definitions just in case you need them!

Antioxidants:

These compounds that are found in foods actually can stop damage to cells caused by oxidants. Eating foods that are high in antioxidants can be very beneficial to health. It can be good for heart health, and lower the risk of infections. 

LDL – The bad cholesterol:

Low density Lipoprotein. Lipoproteins are a combination of fats and proteins. This is the form in which fats are carried in the blood. These LDL’s carry cholesterol from our liver to the tissues in our bodies. They accumulate in the walls of our blood vessels. Therefore it can cause a blockage. 

Protein:

“Large molecules composed of one or more chains of amino acids in a specific order determined by the base sequence of nucleotides in the DNA coding for the protein.” (MedicineNet.com). Protein is used by our bodies to build and repair tissues. It helps us to build lean muscle mass and reduce muscle loss. 

Vitamins:

We need vitamins to stay healthy. They help our bodies develop and grow as they should. 

Fiber:

Fiber cannot be digested by our bodies. It is a type of carbohydrate, but works differently. Fiber is an integral part of digestion. 

Omega3:

These are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids that our bodies need. Omega-3 can actually help in overcoming depression and anxiety. In addition they may be able to improve sleep. 

Trans fats:

The bad fat and can increase the risk of a heart attack and stroke. 

Unsaturated fats:

Healthier than saturated fats and essential in our diets.

Manganese:

A metal that is imperative for the development and growth of the body. 

Copper:

A mineral that our bodies need to make red blood cells. In addition it keeps our nerve cells and immune system healthy. 

Selenium:

A trace element that occurs naturally in a variety of foods. Selenium is vital to our nutrition. 

Zinc:

A trace element that occurs naturally in a variety of foods. We need zinc for immune and thyroid function. It is needed for the healing of wounds. It is essential in the maintenance of our bodies. 

Magnesium:

It is critical for bone and cell formation. Magnesium is there to help us maintain good health. 

Potassium:

It is a mineral that is vital to our bodies. It is vital for heart function. 

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