Food and You: A Guide to Healthy Habits for Teens

By Marjolijn Bijlefeld; Sharon K. Zoumbaris | Go to book overview

APPENDIX A

Glossary
Addiction: An addiction is a physical or emotional dependence on a substance, often alcohol or drugs. Increasing amounts of the substance are usually required to achieve the same effect over time.
Aerobic activity: Aerobic exercise, the process of using oxygen to break down carbohydrates and convert them into lasting energy, is in ideal exercise for burning fat. Good aerobic activities are repetitive, such as running, swimming, and aerobics classes, which combine fast-paced stretching, strength, and endurance exercises.
Al dente: This term describes the correct degree of doneness for pasta and vegetables (Italian for “to the bite”). Pasta should have a slight resistance when bitten into but not a hard center.
Allergy: An allergy is an exaggerated reaction to a substance or condition which is produced by the release of histamine or histamine-like substances in affected cells. Symptoms include rashes, nasal congestion, asthma, and in severe cases, shock.
Amino acids: Amino acids function as the building blocks of proteins. They are classified as essential, nonessential, and conditionally essential. Essential amino acids include leucine, isoleucine, valine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, methionine, threonine, lysine, histidine, and possibly arginine. Nonessential amino acids, which are synthesized by the body in adequate

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Food and You: A Guide to Healthy Habits for Teens
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • 1 - Making Healthy Choices 1
  • 2 - The Basics 13
  • Additional Reading 31
  • 3 - Going Veg! 33
  • 4 - Fast-Food Trap 47
  • Additional Reading 60
  • 5 - Get off the Couch 61
  • Additional Reading 74
  • 6 - Losing Weight the Healthy Way 75
  • Additional Reading 86
  • 7 - Risky Business: Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs 87
  • 8 - Be a Smart Food Shopper 109
  • Additional Reading 125
  • 9 - Setting Up Your First Kitchen 127
  • 10 - Eating Disorders 143
  • 11 - Special Diets 153
  • Appendix A 171
  • Appendix B 189
  • Appendix C 193
  • Appendix D 195
  • Appendix E 221
  • Appendix F 223
  • Appendix G 227
  • Index 247
  • About the Authors 253
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