Food labels are changing in look and content due to federal regulations intended for consumer protection. Knowledge of such terms as the ones listed below can help you shop and eat smarter. Take this test to determine if your vocabulary needs enrichment.
16. amino acids (n.) - A: food preservatives. B: pesticides. C: protein "building blocks." D: cleansing solutions. 17. fructose (n.) - A: coloring. B: fruit sugar. C: liquid diet. D: soybean milk. 18. gastronomic (adj.) - having to do with A: stomach acid. B: a medical procedure. C: eating well. D: inexpensive food. 19. polyunsaturated (adj.) - with fat content that is A: high. B: medium. C: nonexistent. D: low. 20. sodium chloride (n.) - A: table salt. B: bubbly drink. C: baking soda. D: antacid.
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1. organic - A: Natural; as, Organic farming doesn't rely on pesticides or artificial fertilizers. Greek organikos (bodily organ).
2. nutrient - C: Nourishing food that sustains plants and animals; as, Broccoli is nutrient-packed. Latin nutrire (to nourish).
3. tofu - C: Soybean product (bean curd) that is a good, no- cholesterol source of protein; as, Tofu resembles a soft, white, cheeselike food.
4. cholesterol - B: Fat-related substance necessary for health; as, Too much cholesterol is associated with heart disease.
5. vitamin - A: Organic substance found in many foods and essential for normal functioning of the body; as, vitamin B-6 from meats, whole grains, nuts and the like. Coined by Polish biochemist Casimir Funk in 1911.
6. megadose - B: Large dose of a drug, medicine, or vitamin; as, Any megadose should be taken only under a physician's supervision. Greek megas (great) and English dose.
7. carbohydrate - A: A plant-produced compound - such as sugars (honey or cane), starches (rice, corn, wheat or potatoes) and celluloses (skins of fruits, vegetables).
8. beta-carotene - A: Substance found in carrots, squash, tomatoes, broccoli and the like, from which the body pro- duces vitamin A.
9. ascorbic acid - D: Vitamin C, found in citrus fruits and various vegetables. Greek a- (not) and Medieval Latin scorbutus (scurvy).
10. metabolism - D: Process by which the body converts food into energy. Greek metabole (change).
11. monosodium glutamate - C: Flavor intensifier, known also as MSG. In some people, it causes an allergic reaction.
12. RDA - D: Recommended Dietary Allowance; as, The RDA of vitamin C for adults 25 and over is 60 milligrams.
13. plaque - D: Deposit of artery-clogging fat, primarily from excess cholesterol in the blood. Middle Dutch placken (to patch).
14. serotonin - B: Chemical found in the brain and blood that acts as a natural tranquilizer. It is stimulated by eating carbohydrates.
15. gustatory - A: Pertaining to taste; as, The lasagna proved a gustatory delight. Latin gustare (to taste).
16. amino acids - C: Twenty or so organic compounds that are the "building blocks" of protein.
17. fructose - B: Sugar that occurs naturally in fruit; as, Like sucrose (table sugar), fructose supplies empty calories along with sweetening. Latin fructus (fruit).
18. gastronomic - C: Having to do with eating well; as, cuisine planned with gastronomic care.
19. polyunsaturated - D: Describing fats or oils low in saturated fat and not primarily associated with cholesterol formation.
20. sodium chloride - A: Table salt; as, Doctors may restrict sodium chloride intake in heart-disease patients.
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The kids call it a "chick flick" - one of those "sensitive" movies that especially appeal to the "pink" half of the human race. It's called Princess Diaries and it was a pretty big hit, big enough to produce a sequel. My sources tell me that it's one of those fairy tale stories where an ordinary girl discovers that her father, who she has known little about, is from a royal family. And ordinary girl ultimately finds out that she is a princess. That would be a happy ending for any girl.
There's a woman listening today who has a lot in common with the girl in Princess Diaries. You're really a princess, but you don't realize it. Or, you're about to become a princess no matter how you've been treated in your life. It all depends on being personally related to the Father who is the King.
In Genesis 29, beginning with verse 21, God tells a story of a woman who looked for love and worth in the wrong place and who ultimately discovered the true source of her worth. In this word for today from the Word of God, we find that Jacob had worked seven years for Laban, the father of Rachel, the woman of his dreams. Laban deceived Jacob and he ended up married to Rachel's sister, Leah. The Middle East customs of that day allowed Jacob to marry a second wife, so he married Rachel, but only after being forced to work seven more years. You have Rachel, the loved wife, and Leah, the unloved wife.
The Bible says, "When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren" (verse 31). Leah had a son and she said, "It is because the Lord has seen my misery. Surely my husband will love me now." Wrong. Nothing changed. Again, Leah got pregnant two more times and gave Jacob two more sons. She said, "At last my husband will become attached to me because I have borne him three sons.'" Wrong again. The man in her life did not provide the love and the sense of worth she needed. That's a feeling many women understand. Maybe you. Finally, the Bible says, "She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son, she said, 'This time I will praise the Lord.' She named her son Judah." Which probably meant "praise."
Only one love was big enough, unconditional enough to satisfy Leah's heart - the love of the God who made her. He's the only one that can satisfy every woman's heart - including yours. Every other relationship, maybe even having children, has left you unfilled and unfulfilled. The only love big enough to fill the spiritual hole in your heart is the love of God. But the One whose love we were made for is on the other side of a wall - the wall created by our sin; all the wrong things we've done because we've been running our own life. It took the greatest act of love and sacrifice imaginable to tear down that wall. God gave His only Son to die brutally on a cross to pay your sin-bill, forgive all your sin, and make possible a personal love relationship with Him. The only love in your life that is unloseable.
From the moment you give yourself to Him, God's promise from the Bible becomes yours: "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters" (2 Corinthians 6:18). He's the King of Kings, and when you get born into His family, you become a princess! If you're in His family, you are His princess no matter how other people have treated you. Your lifetime search for the love you're made for can end this very day if you'll give yourself to Jesus and put all your trust in His death on the cross for you. If you want to experience His love for yourself, I want to send you my booklet about beginning life's most important relationship. It's called Yours for Life.
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