Simply put, food fuels the human body. Without it, the body cannot grow or perform at its best, the organs stop working properly, and the body eventually dies. Food supplies nutrients, which are used by every cell in the... More »

Refined foods are foods altered from their original state. In exchange for altering the texture of the original grain or sugar, nutrients are lost and shelf-life is generally increased. More »

Monosodium glutamate, known as MSG, is a flavor enhancer made up of the sodium salt of glutamic acid, a common amino acid. Monosodium glutamate is added to foods such as soups, processed meats and canned vegetables. It a... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Content

Bones, muscle, and skin work together in the human body by providing the body with structure and organs with protection, by moving the body and allowing organs to function, and by containing and protecting all bodily mat... More »

In the human body, a motor unit consists of a single motor neuron and all the skeletal muscle fibers it innervates. The axonal terminal of the motor neuron interfaces with skeletal muscle at the neuromuscular junction (N... More » Science Human Anatomy

According to the Library of Congress, the human body has at least 650 skeletal muscles and as many as 840 depending on what counts as a muscle. Some sources count complex muscles as a single muscle, while others count co... More »

According to the European Food Information Council, the human body stores carbohydrates in the muscles and liver. It intakes carbohydrates in the form of glucose, which is converted to glycogen and stored in these body p... More »