NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,203 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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nutrient-dense food
(NOO-tree-ent-dents …)
Food that is high in nutrients but relatively low in calories. Nutrient-dense foods contain vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fats. Examples of nutrient-dense foods include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free milk products, seafood, lean meats, eggs, peas, beans, and nuts.