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Functional Food

Improve Health through Adequate Food

Edited by María Chávarri Hueda

TECNALIA Research & Innovation

In recent years, the concern of society about how food influences the health status of people has increased. Consumers are increasingly aware that food can prevent the development of certain diseases, so in recent years, the food industry is developing new, healthier products taking into account aspects such as trans fats, lower caloric intake, less salt, etc. However, there are bioactive compounds that can improve the beneficial effect of these foods and go beyond the nutritional value. This book provides information on impact of bioactive ingredients (vitamins, antioxidants, compounds of the pulses, etc.) on nutrition through food, how functional foods can prevent disease, and tools to evaluate the effects of bioactive ingredients, functional foods, and diet.

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Functional FoodImprove Health through Adequate FoodEdited by María Chávarri Hueda

Published: August 2nd 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66263

ISBN: 978-953-51-3440-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3439-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4718-3

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

29425 Total Chapter Downloads

75 Crossref Citations

63 Web of Science Citations

139 Dimensions Citations


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1. Antioxidant Compounds Recovered from Food Wastes

By Sonia Ancuța Socaci, Dumitrița Olivia Rugină, Zorița Maria Diaconeasa, Oana Lelia Pop, Anca Corina Fărcaș, Adriana Păucean, Maria Tofană and Adela Pintea


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2. Polyphenols: Food Sources and Health Benefits

By Nikolina Mrduljaš, Greta Krešić and Tea Bilušić


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3. Folic and Folate Acid

By Hiroko Watanabe and Tomoko Miyake


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4. New Advances about the Effect of Vitamins on Human Health: Vitamins Supplements and Nutritional Aspects

By Noelia García Uribe, Manuel Reig García-Galbis and Rosa María Martínez Espinosa


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5. Fermented Pulse-Based Food Products in Developing Nations as Functional Foods and Ingredients

By Oluwafemi Ayodeji Adebo, Patrick Berka Njobeh, Janet Adeyinka Adebiyi, Sefater Gbashi, Judith Zanele Phoku and Eugenie Kayitesi


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6. The Role of Legumes in Human Nutrition

By Yvonne Maphosa and Victoria A. Jideani


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7. Effect of Bioactive Nutriments in Health and Disease: The Role of Epigenetic Modifications

By Pablo Bautista‐García, Lorena González‐López, Berenice González‐ Esparza and Camila Del Castillo‐Rosas


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8. Functional and Biological Potential of Bioactive Compounds in Foods for the Dietary Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

By Daniel Pelcastre Monjiote, Edwin E. Martínez Leo and Maira Rubi Segura Campos


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9. Meat Product Reformulation: Nutritional Benefits and Effects on Human Health

By Elisabeta Botez, Oana V. Nistor, Doina G. Andronoiu, Gabriel D. Mocanu and Ioana O. Ghinea


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10. Liposomes as Matrices to Hold Bioactive Compounds for Drinkable Foods: Their Ability to Improve Health and Future Prospects

By Marina Marsanasco, Nadia Silvia Chiaramoni and Silvia del Valle Alonso


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11. Food Metabolomics: A New Frontier in Food Analysis and its Application to Understanding Fermented Foods

By Oluwafemi Ayodeji Adebo, Patrick Berka Njobeh, Janet Adeyinka Adebiyi, Sefater Gbashi and Eugenie Kayitesi


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12. Models to Evaluate the Prebiotic Potential of Foods

By Jailane de Souza Aquino, Kamila Sabino Batista, Francisca Nayara Dantas Duarte Menezes, Priscilla Paulo Lins, Jessyca Alencar de Sousa Gomes and Laiane Alves da Silva


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13. Leveraging Bioactives to Support Human Health through the Lifecycle: Scientific Evidence and Regulatory Considerations

By Deshanie Rai and Gyan Rai


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14. Diet Quality Indices for Nutrition Assessment: Types and Applications

By Maria Luisa Poyatos Guerrero and Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez


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