Functional FoodsFoods that have been fortified with herbs, vitamins, minerals, or other supplements.
Gluten-freeFood 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 TeaTea 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 FastShort-term diet regimen consisting of only fresh fruit or vegetable juices. Advocates claim it detoxifies the body.
MetabolismRate at which a body burns up fuel and transforms it into energy.
MocktailNon-alcoholic drinks made with fresh fruit and vegetables.
NutraceuticalsNatural chemical compounds added to foods to prevent or treat disease and improve health. Also known as functional foods, or phytochemicals.
Nutritional CounselingWorking with a specialist to help with foods choices with the goal of achieving weight loss and improved health and well-being
OrganicFood 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 MealsWeight-loss program technique used to limit the amount of calories or fat consumed.
VeganVegetarian who eats no dairy products or any other food derived from animals.
VegetarianOne who eats only fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and sometimes eggs or dairy products.