Healthy Eating Glossary

Healthy Eating Glossary

The subject of healthy eating and health in general can be confusing, especially if you are unfamiliar with the terms used to discuss these topics. Education yourself about terminology and concepts related to healthy eating is the first step toward a healthier lifestyle.

This page contains links to pages that will define for you some of the words we use when talking about eating well and the problems associated with not taking this subject seriously. 

Please check back from time to time, as we will be adding words to this page on a regular basis.

In addition if you have a suggestion for a term that should be included, please contact us using the email button at the bottom of the page. We love hearing from you!

Amino Acids

Anemia

Anorexia Nervosa

Ascorbic Acid

Basal Metabolism

Bay Leaf 

Biotin

Blood Lipid Profile


BMI (Body Mass Index)


BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)

Botulism

Bulimia Nervosa

Caffeine

Calcium

Carbohydrate

Chia Seeds

Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

Chloride

Chlorophyll

Choline

Chromium

Complementary Proteins

Complete Protein

Copper

Diabetes

Empty Calories

Essential Amino Acids

Essential Fatty Acids

Fats

Fenugreek

Fiber

Flaxseed

Fluoride

Folic Acid (Folate)

Food Additives

Food Pyramid

Foodborne Illness

Genetically Modified Foods

Glycemic Index

Gout

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

Incomplete Protein

Iodine

Iron

Kwashiorkor

Leptin

Magnesium

Malnutrition

Manganese

Marasmus

Metabolic Syndrome

Minerals

Molybdenum

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Monounsaturated Fat (MUFA)

Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Nutrition

Omega-3 Fats

Organic Food

Osteoporosis

Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

Phosphorus

Photosynthesis

Potassium

Protein

Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)

Resting Metabolic Rate

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Salmonella

Selenium

Sodium

Solanine

Sulfate

Super Foods

Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

Trans Fats

Vegetarian

Vitamin A

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin C

Vitamin D

Vitamin E

Vitamin K

Vitamins

Zinc



This healthy eating glossary is to help you find answers to your healthy eating questions.

I am convinced that what we eat and how we eat plays a major role in how we feel and particularly, how well we are. For this reason, I would like as many people as possible to become more aware of what healthy eating involves, and of the extreme benefits that can be found in being conscious of what and how we eat. I know that wellness is about more than what we eat, but healthy eating is my focus on this site, although we will occasionally allude to related aspects of wellness. 

Depending on where you are in the healthy eating continuum, you may have a lot of work to get from where you are now to where you want or need to be. In fact, many people give up on the whole concept, because they are overwhelmed by the amount of change that it required.  However, you can pick just one change that you are going to make today that will help toward your goal of eating well.


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