The Ultimate Nutrition Science Quiz

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Which term refers to the sum of the processes involved in taking in food, releasing the nutrients it contains, assimilating and using these nutrients to provide energy and maintain body tissue?

Nutrition science

What is the body of scientific knowledge developed through controlled research that relates to all aspects of nutrition called?

Homeostasis

Which term refers to the state of dynamic equilibrium within the body's internal environment?

Homeostasis

What is the science concerned with the nutritional planning and preparation of foods and diets called?

Dietetics

What are substances in food that are essential for energy, growth, normal body function, and maintenance of life called?

Nutrients

True or false: Nutrition is the sum of the processes involved in releasing the nutrients from food and using them to provide energy and maintain body tissue?

True

True or false: Nutrition science is the body of scientific knowledge developed through controlled research that relates to all aspects of nutrition?

True

True or false: Homeostasis is the state of dynamic equilibrium within the body's internal environment?

True

True or false: Dietetics is the science concerned with the nutritional planning and preparation of foods and diets?

True

True or false: Nutrients are substances in food that are essential for energy, growth, normal body function, and maintenance of life?

True

Metabolism refers to the sum of all the various biochemical and physiologic processes by which the body grows and maintains itself. What are the two main processes involved in metabolism?

Anabolism and catabolism

What do we call the average daily amount of a nutrient considered adequate to meet the needs of all healthy people?

Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA)

What is the maximum amount of a nutrient that appears safe for most healthy people to consume on a regular basis?

Upper Intake Levels (UL)

What do we call foods that contain physiologically active compounds that provide health benefits beyond their nutrient contributions?

Functional foods

What are the products of various metabolic reactions called?

Metabolites

True or false: Metabolism is the sum of all the various biochemical and physiologic processes by which the body grows and maintains itself?

True

True or false: Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) represent the maximum amount of a nutrient that appears safe for most healthy people to consume on a regular basis?

False

True or false: Functional foods contain physiologically active compounds that provide health benefits beyond their nutrient contributions?

True

True or false: Metabolites are the products of various metabolic reactions?

True

True or false: Upper Intake Levels (UL) represent the average daily amount of a nutrient considered adequate to meet the needs of all healthy people?

False

Test your knowledge on nutrition science and its importance in maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle. This quiz will cover various aspects of nutrition, from the processes involved in food intake to the role of nutrients in providing energy and supporting body tissues. Challenge yourself and learn more about this essential foundation for life and health.

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