Metabolism:  this is the process whereby the body uses the food that we eat to be converted into energy, and to build and restore the body’s cells. 

Microalbuminuria:  this is the presence of small amounts of protein in the urine.  This is tested by dipping a special test strip into a urine sample, and is normally done by your doctor. If you have any protein in your urine it is an early warning sign of damage to the kidneys.