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Undergraduate Titles > Nutrition
Human Health Benefits of Plant Bioactive Compounds: Potentials and Prospects
Goyal, Megh R.
ISBN 13: 
9781771887397
ISBN 10: 
1771887397
Category: 
Nutrition
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Publication Date: 
08/2019
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Not Yet Published
Imprint: 
Apple Academic Press
Pages: 
392
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
159.95 (Tentative Price May Change)
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Synopsis:

Focusing on the importance of functional foods and their secondary metabolites for human health, this volume presents new insights with scientific evidence on the use of functional foods in the treatment of certain diseases. The plants covered and their bioactive compounds are easily accessible and are believed to be effective with fewer side effects in comparison with modern drugs in the treatment of different diseases. The plants contain chemical compounds that can modify and modulate biological systems, eliciting therapeutic effects. Some plants and derived products mentioned include black carrot, olive oil, citrus peel, grapes, candy leaf, cereals and grains, and green and black tea.

The volume is divided into four sections that cover these topics:

  • Functional foods for human health: the available sources, biochemistry, structural composition, and different biological activities, especially antioxidant activity.
  •  Pharmacological aspects of fruits and vegetables: the extraction of bioactive molecules, phytochemistry, and biological activities of a selection of plants.
  •  Pharmacological aspects of natural products: bioactive compounds, structural attributes, bioactivity of anthocyanin, piceatannol, and a review of the ethnobotany and medicinal properties of green and black tea.
  • Pharmacological aspects of cereals and grains: the health benefits of flaxseed, wheatgrass juice, and use and therapeutic potential as supplements for disease management.

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