1. Daily Values: A recommendation for the quantity–expressed in percentage of a specific nutrient that a person should consume per day in the diet; the food packaging labels on foods inthe US express DVs in a percentage corresponding to the total percentage of the daily requirements for a particular nutrient based on a hypothetical 2000-calorie diet.
2. Dietary Guidelines: Aseries of dietary recommendations from the Nutrition Committee of the Am Heart Assn, that promotes cardiovascular health.
3. Fallacy: A failure in reasoning that renders an argument invalid.
4. Myplate: What I eat.
5. Nutrition facts label: The nutrition facts label (also known as the nutrition information panel, and various other slight variations) is a label required on most packaged food inmany countries.
6. Percent Daily Value: Percent Daily Values tell the levels of important nutrients in a food and how those amounts fit into a daily diet. Percent Daily value is determined on the basisof a 2,000 calorie diet.
7. Adequate intake: Dietary guideline that is established experimentally to estimate nutrient needs when sufficient data are not available to establish an RDA value.
8. Antioxidant: Vitamins that are thought to inactivate "activated oxygen molecules" sometimes called "free radicals". Free radicals are naturally created by human cells but are also caused by environmentalfactors such as smoke and radiation. Free radicals may cause cell damage that leads to diseases of various kinds. Antioxidant may inactivate the free radicals before they do their damage.
9. AminoAcid: The twenty basic building blocks of the body that make up proteins.
10. Calorie: A unit of energy-producing potential equal to this amount of heat that is contained in food and released uponoxidation by the body.
11. Carbohydrate: Any of a group of organic compounds that includes sugars, starches, celluloses, and gums and serves as a major energy source in the diet of animals. These...