Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

The Health Benefits of Foods

Current Knowledge and Further Development

Edited by Liana Claudia Salanta

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca

The global market of foods with health claims remains highly dynamic and is predicted to expand even further. Consumers have become increasingly aware of the importance of consuming healthy foods in order to have a well-balanced diet and this has increased the demand for foods with health benefits. On the other hand, the food sector companies are trying to meet the new consumers' expectations while designing a variety of novel, enhanced products. Thus, understanding the potential uses of bioactive compounds in food products, the wide range of therapeutic effects, and the possible mechanisms of action is essential for developing healthier products. Covering important aspects of valuable food molecules, this book revises the current knowledge, providing scientifically demonstrated information about the benefits and uses of functional food components, their applications, and the future challenges in nutrition and diet.

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The Health Benefits of FoodsCurrent Knowledge and Further DevelopmentEdited by Liana Claudia Salanta

Published: April 1st 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.82884

ISBN: 978-1-78985-934-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-933-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-510-4

Copyright year: 2020

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2707 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Valuable Food Molecules with Potential Benefits for Human Health

By Liana Claudia Salanță, Alina Uifălean, Cristina-Adela Iuga, Maria Tofană, Janna Cropotova, Oana Lelia Pop, Carmen Rodica Pop, Mihaela Ancuța Rotar, Mirandeli Bautista-Ávila and Claudia Velázquez González


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2. Recombinant Probiotics and Microbiota Modulation as a Good Therapy for Diseases Related to the GIT

By Luís Cláudio Lima de Jesus, Fernanda Alvarenga Lima, Nina Dias Coelho-Rocha, Tales Fernando da Silva, Júlia Paz, Vasco Azevedo, Pamela Mancha-Agresti and Mariana Martins Drumond


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3. Nutritional Profile and Medicinal Properties of Pumpkin Fruit Pulp

By Sami El Khatib and Mariam Muhieddine


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4. Tree-Borne Edible Oilseeds as Sources of Essential Omega Fatty Acids for Human Health

By Bithika Chaliha, Debajit Saikia and Siddhartha Proteem Saikia


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5. Health Benefits of Dietary Protein throughout the Life Cycle

By Jamie I. Baum, Elisabet Børsheim, Brittany R. Allman and Samuel Walker


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6. Nutrients for Money: The Relationship between Portion Size, Nutrient Density and Consumer Choices

By Rebecca L. Haslam, Rachael Taylor, Jaimee Herbert and Tamara Bucher


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7. Stress, Natural Antioxidants and Future Perspectives

By Nilay Seyidoglu and Cenk Aydin


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