Food & Nutrition

Functional Foods

Foods that have been fortified with herbs, vitamins, minerals, or other supplements.



Food or a diet not containing gluten. Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat (wheatberries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, KAMUT® khorasan wheat and einkorn), rye, barley and triticale – a cross between wheat and rye.


Green Tea

Tea whose leaves come from the same shrub as black tree but are heated before oxidation (called fermentation) is complete. It may reduce risk of cancer and help prevent cardiovascular disease.


Juice Fast

Short-term diet regimen consisting of only fresh fruit or vegetable juices. Advocates claim it detoxifies the body.



Rate at which a body burns up fuel and transforms it into energy.



Non-alcoholic drinks made with fresh fruit and vegetables.



Natural chemical compounds added to foods to prevent or treat disease and improve health. Also known as functional foods, or phytochemicals.


Nutritional Counseling

Working with a specialist to help with foods choices with the goal of achieving weight loss and improved health and well-being



Food produced with the exclusive use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin and without the use of chemicals in any fashion, including growth hormones, pesticides, fertilizers.


Portion-Controlled Meals

Weight-loss program technique used to limit the amount of calories or fat consumed.



Vegetarian who eats no dairy products or any other food derived from animals.



One who eats only fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and sometimes eggs or dairy products.