Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health

Ronald R Watson, Victor R. Preedy

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Abstract

While everyone knows fruits and vegetables are beneficial to good health, it's increasingly seen as important to know which ones can be effective in treating specific illnesses. For example, which are good for cardiac care? Which can help combat and treat asthma? What are the safety concerns to be aware of when using herbs in combination with traditional medicines? Diet and nutrition are vital keys to controlling or promoting morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases, and the multitude of biomolecules in dietary fruits and vegetables play a crucial role in health maintenance. They may, therefore, be more effective and certainly could have different actions beyond nutrients however this science is still evolving. This book brings together experts working on the different aspects of supplementation, foods, and plant extracts, in health promotion and disease prevention. Their expertise and experience provide the most current knowledge to promote future research. Dietary habits need to be altered, for most people and the conclusions and recommendations from the various chapters in this book will provide a basis for that change. The overall goal of this book is to provide the most current, concise, scientific appraisal of the efficacy of key foods and constituents medicines in dietary plants in preventing disease and improving the quality of life. While vegetables have traditionally been seen to be good sources of vitamins, the roles of other constituents have only recently become more widely recognized. This book reviews and often presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the diet, derived particularly from vegetables, to prevent disease and improve the health of various populations. * Identify bioactive fruit and vegetable options for prevention or treatment of illness * Moves from general overview to disease specific applications providing a framework for further research and deeper understanding * Includes discussion of issues and challenges, permitting critical analysis and evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherElsevier Inc.
ISBN (Print)9780123746283
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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health promotion
Vegetables
vegetables
Food
Health
Fruit
fruits
Diet
Edible Plants
Plant Extracts
disease prevention
asthma
Traditional Medicine
Feeding Behavior
plant diseases and disorders
traditional medicine
Health Promotion
quality of life
chronic diseases
Vitamins

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health. / Watson, Ronald R; Preedy, Victor R.

Elsevier Inc., 2010.

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Watson, Ronald R ; Preedy, Victor R. / Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health. Elsevier Inc., 2010.
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