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Topic 1: Food and Nutrition

1. Nutrient: A substance that provides nourishment, essential for growth and the maintenance ò good health.


Fruits and vegetables are rich in essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals.

The body requires a balance of various nutrients to function properly.

The nutritionist emphasized the importance of including nutrient-rich foods in the diet.

2. Balanced: Healthy, equitable, proportionate

Consisting of a variety of foods that provide a proper combination of nutrients.


• She strives to maintain a balanced approach to eating, enjoying her favorite foods in moderation.

3. Calorie: energy unit, kilojoule, heat unit

A unit of measurement used to quantify the amount of energy provided by food and expended through physical activity.


• The athlete carefully monitors her calorie intake to ensure she meets her energy needs.

• A high-calorie diet can contribute to weight gain and other health issues.

4. Organic: Natural, chemical-free, pesticide-free

Produced or grown without the use of synthetic chemicals or pesticides.


• Many people prefer organic fruits and vegetables due of their minimal pesticide exposure.

• Organic farming practices prioritize environmental sustainability and natural cultivation methods.

Credit to: CELPIP vocabulary by Ali Rastegari




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