Food Guide Biological Classifications

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Food group- is a collection of foods that share similar nutritional properties or biological classifications.

Food guide Pyramid- is a pyramid shaped guide of healthy foods divided into sections to show the recommended intake for each food group.

Vegetarian diet- is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat – red meat, poultry, seafood and the flesh of any other animal

Vegan diet- is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals.

Lacto-vegetarian diet- is a vegetarian diet that includes dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, ghee, cream, and kefir, but excludes eggs.

Lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet- is a vegetarian who does not eat animal flesh of any kind, but consumes dairy and egg products.

Semi-vegetarian diet- is one that is plant-based with the occasional inclusion of meat products.

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Weight management- is a long-term approach to a healthy lifestyle. It includes a balance of healthy eating and physical exercise to equate energy expenditure and energy intake.

Desirable weight- is the optimal weight for a particular height.

Body composition- is used to describe the percentages of fat, bone and muscle in human bodies.

Body frame- is a frame of reference defined by a body’s local coordinate system.

Basal metabolic rate- is the amount of energy-expended daily by humans and other animals at rest.

Calorie- is a pre-SI metric unit of energy.

Essential body fat- is the amount of fat considered necessary to keep your body functioning efficiently.

Adipose tissue- is loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes.

Caloric intake- is the