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About Food, Nutrition, and Metabolism

The choice of what to eat, and how much, can alter the way the entire rest of the body functions. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are needed to create and repair cells, while carbohydrates, fats, and proteins can be converted into energy (a process known as metabolism). An unhealthy diet could impact energy levels, cause digestive issues, or increase the risk for other diseases. Occasionally, foods can trigger a strong reaction from the immune system, as is the case with food allergies or celiac disease; severe reactions can be life threatening, and often these conditions can force people to alter their diet. Eating disorders, such as bulimia or anorexia, cause damage to the entire body by depriving it of vital nutrients.

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  Diet , Obesity, Celiac Disease, Food Allergies, Eating Disorders, Other Food, Nutrition, and Metabolism

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