Nutrition is about eating a healthy and balanced diet. Food and drink provide the energy and nutrients you and your clients need to be healthy. Understanding these nutrition terms may make it easier for you to help your clients make better food choices.
Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP): a compound that is an immediate energy source for muscular contraction and other energy-requiring processes in the body.
Adequate Intake (AI): a recommended intake value based on observed or experimentally determined approximations or estimates of nutrient intake by a group (or groups) of healthy people, that are assumed to be adequate—used when an RDA cannot be determined.
Amino Acids: building blocks of protein.
Antioxidants: molecules that can prevent or reduce the actions of free radicals. The best way to consume antioxidants is through the diet with a high intake of fruits and vegetables.
Body Composition: the proportion of fat and fat-free weight on the body.