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Functional Foods

Edited by Vasiliki Lagouri

National Hellenic Research Foundation

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" said Hippocrates, the father of medicine approximately 2500 years ago. Is food also medicine? Are products that intend to cure diseases medicinal products and not food? Do we know the combination of foods or food components with functional properties that can help promote the well-being or reduce the risk of chronic diseases? In general terms, all foods are functional because they provide the nutrients necessary for a healthy diet. So what are the components that functional foods have beyond their nutrition value? What is the definition of functional foods? What scientific research is needed to validate health claims for functional foods? This book will provide answers to all of these questions. It is important for scientists to have the opportunities to study the relationship between a food type or a food active component and the improved state of health or reduction of diseases. The communication of health benefits to consumers is of critical importance so that they have the knowledge to make informed choices about the foods they eat and enjoy.

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Functional FoodsEdited by Vasiliki Lagouri

Published: October 23rd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73983

ISBN: 978-1-83881-150-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-83881-149-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-151-8

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

7663 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

28 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Functional Foods

By Vasiliki Lagouri


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2. Olive Oil: Antioxidant Compounds and Their Potential Effects over Health

By Seray Kabaran


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3. Olive Oil Phenols

By Christos Papanikolaou, Eleni Melliou and Prokopios Magiatis


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4. Functional Properties of Snack Bars

By Oana Emilia Constantin and Daniela Ionela Istrati


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5. Fermented Functional Beverages

By Daniela Ionela Istrati, Eugenia Mihaela Pricop, Alina Georgiana Profir and Camelia Vizireanu


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6. Fish as an Important Functional Food for Quality Life

By Ch. Sarojnalini and Abdul Hei


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7. Instant Controlled Pressure-Drop DIC as a Strategic Technology for Different Types of Natural Functional Foods

By Carmen Téllez-Pérez, Maritza Alonzo-Macías, Sabah Mounir, Colette Besombes, Tamara Allaf, Ezzeddine Amami and Karim Allaf


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