Dictionary of Nutrition

Updated:Mar 19,2014

Dictionary of NutritionIf you are looking for information on common nutrition terms, you’ve come to the right place.

This dictionary from the American Heart Association will help you make heart-healthy decisions at the grocery store and in your kitchen. 

 Nutrition - At Least 4.5 Cups of Fruits and Vegetables a Day (small spot)
Fruits & Vegetables
 Nutrition - Fish + Omega-3 (small spot)
Nutrition - Examples of Whole-Grain and High-Fiber Foods (small spot)
Whole Grains
 Nutrition - Nutrition Facts Panel Highlighting Sodium (small spot)
Nutrition - Examples of Typical High-Sugar Beverages (small spot)

Added Sugars
AHA Diet Recommendations
AHA Dietary Recommendations for Healthy Children
Alcoholic Beverages and Cardiovascular Disease
Antioxidant Vitamins
Artificial Sweeteners
Body Composition Tests/BMI
Calorie and Fat Limits
Carbohydrate Addiction
Carbohydrates and Sugars
Cholesterol and Children
Cooking Oils
Dietary Supplements, Powders and Other Formulas
Fad Diets
Fats:  Know Your Fats
Fats and Oils:  AHA Recommendation
Fat Substitutes
Fiber and Children's Diets
Fish and Omega-3 
Fruits and Vegetables
High-Protein Diets
Homocysteine, Folic Acid and Cardiovascular Disease
Hydrogenated Oils/Fats
Infants and Diet
Meat, Poultry and Fish
Mediterranean Diet
Milk, Imitation
Milk Products
Minerals, Inorganic Substances
Monounsaturated Fats
Non-Nutritive Sweeteners
Obesity in Adults
Obesity in Children
Oils and Fats
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Partially Hydrogenated Oils/Fats
Phytochemicals and Cardiovascular Disease
Polyunsaturated Fats
Saturated Fats
Sugars 101
Sugar Substitutes
Trans Fats/ Trans Fatty Acids
Tropical Oils (Coconut, Palm, and Palm Kernel Oils)
Vegetables and Fruits
Vegetarian Diets
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
Whole Grains
Whole Grains and Fiber

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