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Nutrition, Well-Being and Health


In our modern society, expectations are high, also with respect to our daily diet. In addition to being merely "nutritious", i.e. supplying a variety of essential nutrients, including macro-nutrients such as proteins or micro-nutrients such as minerals and vitamins, it is almost expected that a good diet offers further advantages - especially well-being and health and the prevention of chronic diseases, which are, as we generally tend to grow older and older, becoming a burden to enjoying private life and to the entire society. These additional qualities are often sought in diets rich also in non-nutritive components, such as phytochemicals. In contrast to drugs, which are taken especially to cure or ameliorate diseases, it is expected that a healthy diet acts in particular on the side of prevention, allowing us to become old without feeling old. In the present book, rather then trying to give an exhaustive overview on nutritional aspects and their link to well-being and health, selected topics have been chosen, intended to address presently discussed key issues of nutrition for health, presenting a reasonable selection of the manifold topics around diet, well-being, and health: from the antioxidants polyphenols and carotenoids, aroma-active terpenoids, to calcium for bone health, back to traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Nutrition, Well-Being and HealthEdited by Jaouad Bouayed

Published: February 23rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1864

ISBN: 978-953-51-0125-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6836-2

Copyright year: 2012

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65207 Total Chapter Downloads

71 Crossref Citations

183 Web of Science Citations

247 Dimensions Citations


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1. Dietary Derived Antioxidants: Implications on Health

By Jaouad Bouayed and Torsten Bohn


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2. Antioxidant and Pro-Oxidant Effects of Polyphenolic Compounds and Structure-Activity Relationship Evidence

By Estela Guardado Yordi, Enrique Molina Pérez, Maria João Matos and Eugenio Uriarte Villares


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3. Whole Grain Consumption and Health of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract: A Focus on Insoluble-Bound Phenolic Compounds

By Neal Okarter


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4. Nutrition and Bone Health in Old Age

By Manuel Díaz-Curiel, María J. Moro-Álvarez and Susana Sanz-Baena


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5. Potato Antioxidant Compounds: Impact of Cultivation Methods and Relevance for Diet and Health

By Danièle Evers and Hannah Deußer


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6. Beneficial Effects of Fragrances in Beverages on Human Health

By Hitoshi Aoshima


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7. The Therapeutic Benefits of Essential Oils

By Abdelouaheb Djilani and Amadou Dicko


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8. Functional Foods Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Chunyan Yao, Ruiwen Hao, Shengli Pan and Yin Wang


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9. Health-Promoting Food Ingredients and Functional Food Processing

By Lizhe Wang and Torsten Bohn


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