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Phytochemicals In Food And Health

Author : Taylor & Francis Group
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Phytochemicals in Food and Health: Perspectives for Research and Technological Development brings together information on the available and newly emerging technologies related to using plant compounds that have a beneficial role in food production. The volume is divided into sections focusing on phytochemistry of cereals and legumes, phytochemistry of medicinal plants, and technological advances in phytochemical study. Topics include: The role of anti-nutritional substances of legumes in human health and on the elimination of such through technological processing. Sorghum phytochemicals, their processing and use in the development of food products production of nutraceuticals and functional foods of pharmaceutical importance T. cordifolia in the development of its therapeutic use in the food, health and pharmacology industries Comparative study of polyphenolic content and antibacterial capacity, which has shown that the reflux method used as an extractor agent by ethanol is a good alternative for the production of vegetable extracts rich in phenolic compounds Polyphenolic compounds of plants, including their biosynthesis process, their classification, function and role as bioactive compounds This book offers academia, engineers, technologists, and others from different disciplines information to gain knowledge on the breadth and depth of this multifaceted field.
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Handbook Of Plant Food Phytochemicals

Author : Brijesh K. Tiwari
ISBN : 9781118464687
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Phytochemicals are plant derived chemicals which may bestowhealth benefits when consumed, whether medicinally or as part of abalanced diet. Given that plant foods are a major component of mostdiets worldwide, it is unsurprising that these foods represent thegreatest source of phytochemicals for most people. Yet it is onlyrelatively recently that due recognition has been given to theimportance of phytochemicals in maintaining our health. Newevidence for the role of specific plant food phytochemicals inprotecting against the onset of diseases such as cancers and heartdisease is continually being put forward. The increasing awarenessof consumers of the link between diet and health has exponentiallyincreased the number of scientific studies into the biologicaleffects of these substances. The Handbook of Plant Food Phytochemicals provides acomprehensive overview of the occurrence, significance and factorseffecting phytochemicals in plant foods. A key of objective of thebook is to critically evaluate these aspects. Evaluation ofthe evidence for and against the quantifiable health benefits beingimparted as expressed in terms of the reduction in the risk ofdisease conferred through the consumption of foods that are rich inphytochemicals. With world-leading editors and contributors, the Handbook ofPlant Food Phytochemicals is an invaluable, cutting-edgeresource for food scientists, nutritionists and plant biochemists.It covers the processing techniques aimed at the production ofphytochemical-rich foods which can have a role indisease-prevention, making it ideal for both the food industry andthose who are researching the health benefits of particular foods.Lecturers and advanced students will find it a helpful and readableguide to a constantly expanding subject area.
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Phytochemicals In Vegetables A Valuable Source Of Bioactive Compounds

Author : Spyridon A. Petropoulos
ISBN : 9781681087399
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Phytochemical compounds are secondary metabolites that plants usually synthesize for their own protection from pests and diseases. Phytochemical biosynthesis is also triggered under specific environmental conditions. They cannot be classified as essential nutrients since they are not required at specific amounts for life sustenance. Phytochemicals in Vegetables: A Valuable Source of Bioactive Compounds presents information about the phytochemical (common and scarce) content of several cultivated vegetables, as well as their health and therapeutic effects based on in vitro, in vivo, animal and clinical studies. Chapters also cover recent research findings about their mode of action, bioavailabity, interactions with other biological matrices and pharmacokinetics. Moreover, the book gives special attention to the factors that may alter and modulate bioactive compound content, including both cultivation practices and post-harvest treatments that aim towards the production of high quality and healthy foods. Researchers, public health workers, consumers and members of the food industry will find this book to be a useful reference on the variety of phytochemicals present in vegetables.
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Phytochemicals In Nutrition And Health

Author : Mark S. Meskin
ISBN : 9781420031690
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Are soy isoflavones neuroprotective? Just how different is one species of Echinacea from another? Which phytochemicals will be effective as therapeutic agents in vivo? Supported by solid scientific research, Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health helps provide answers to these and other probing questions concerning the mechanisms of action associated with beneficial phytochemical groups. It examines new areas such as the efficacy and safety of medicinal herbs, the use of biotechnology to manipulate and enhance the phytochemical profiles of various plants, and the pharmacokinetics of phytochemicals in humans. The editors also expand discussion presented in their previous books on phytochemicals. They explore new research on phytochemicals in the Vaccinium family (cranberries, blueberries and bilberries), wine, and oilseeds, and the biological activity of Echinacea in humans. Additional chapters present new information about isothiocyanates, lycopene, carotenoids other than beta-carotene, tocotrienols, and phytoestrogens. Highlighting phytochemicals that have significant potential for promoting health or preventing disease, Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health expands discussions of appropriate research methodologies and new technologies in this exciting field.
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Feast On Phytochemicals

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This book helps explain why eating a variety of plants provides many health benefits, including stimulating healing, helping relieve the pain of arthritis, contributing to weight loss and helping reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and even some cancers. Phytochemicals are health-promoting compounds produced by plants that provide the kaleidoscope of colours that we see in fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. They are responsible for the brilliant flavours and medicinal properties of plants, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that are critical to our health. They provide the pungent smell of garlic, the intense colour of blueberries, the zing of ginger and the heat of chillies. Phytochemicals include caffeine in coffee, carotenoids in carrots, curcumin in turmeric and resveratrol in red wine. "Feast on Phytochemicals" provides a practical summary of current research into healthy plant compounds provided by commonly eaten fruit, vegetable, herbs and spices, as well as Australian bush food plants.
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Phytochemical Functional Foods

Author : I T Johnson
ISBN : 9781855736986
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Plant foods are rich in micronutrients, but they also contain an immense variety of biologically-active, non-nutritive compounds that contribute to colour, flavour and other characteristics. These phytochemicals have been increasingly linked to reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis and coronary heart disease. Edited by two leading experts in the field, and with a distinguished international team of contributors, Phytochemical functional foods assesses the evidence for their health benefits and reviews the key issues involved in successful product development. Part one reviews research on the health benefits of phytochemicals, including chapters on cardiovascular disease, cancer, bone and gastrointestinal health, as well as the functional benefits of particular groups of phytochemicals such as phytoestogens, carotenoids and flavonoids. Part two considers the important safety and quality issues in developing phytochemical products. There are chapters on establishing appropriate intake levels, testing the safety of phytochemicals and establishing health claims through clinical trials. Part two also covers such issues as extracting and enhancing phytochemical compounds for use in food products. Phytochemical functional foods will establish itself as a standard reference on one of the most important sectors in the functional foods market. Reviews research on the health benefits of phytochemicals Considers safety and quality issues in developing phytochemical products Written by a international team of experts
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Phytochemicals Of Nutraceutical Importance

Author : Dhan Prakash
ISBN : 9781780643632
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Nutraceuticals are bioactive phytochemicals that protect or promote health and occur at the intersection of food and pharmaceutical industries. This book will cover a wider spectrum of human health and diseases including the role of phytonutrients in the prevention and treatment. The Book includes chapters dealing with biological and clinical effect, molecular level approach, quality assurance, bioavailability and metabolism of a number phytochemicals and their role to combat different diseases.
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Phytochemicals In Citrus

Author : Xingqian Ye
ISBN : 9781315352053
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Citrus fruits have long been popular around the world due to their good flavor, taste, high nutritional value, and their healthy properties. Citrus is well known as a rich source of vitamin C. Citrus fruits also contain many other functional bioactive phytochemicals including terpenoids, triterpenes, flavonoids, amino acids, phenolic acids, mineral constituents, and polysaccharides, which are beneficial to human health. Citrus fruits are generally recognized as an outstanding source of biologically active compounds related to both nutritional and nutraceutical values. Phytochemicals in Citrus: Applications in Functional Foods focuses on up-to-date information on chemical properties of citrus fruits, citrus food products, and their health benefits. The 16 chapters in the book provide a knowledge base on the chemical composition, bioactive components, biochemical properties, food use, and health benefits of citrus fruits. The information in this book will help readers to better understand the health benefits of citrus fruits and products and their dietary applications. The book is a unique reference for food science professionals engaged in functional foods and nutritional dietary management. The book can also serve as a handy reference for college and university students majoring in food science, nutrition, pharmaceutical science, and horticultural science.
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Phytochemicals

Author : Venketeshwer Rao
ISBN : 9789535121701
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Global dietary recommendations emphasize the consumption of plant-based foods for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Plants contain many biologically active compounds referred to as phytochemicals or functional ingredients. These compounds play an important role in human health. Prior to establishing the safety and health benefits of these compounds, they must first be isolated, purified, and their physico-chemical properties established. Once identified, their mechanisms of actions are studied. The chapters are arranged in the order from isolation, purification and identification to in vivo and clinical studies, there by covering not only the analytical procedures used but also their nutraceutical and therapeutic properties.
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Phytochemicals In Goji Berries

Author : Xingqian Ye
ISBN : 9780429664281
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Goji berries (Lycium barbarum), which are widely distributed in Northwestern China, Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean areas, have traditionally been employed in Chinese medicine from ancient times. Goji berries, also known as wolfberry, have become increasingly popular in the Western world because of their nutritional properties, often advertised as a superfood in Europe and North America. With the development of analysis methods, various chemical constituents have been identified, including carbohydrates, carotenoids, flavonoids, betaine, cerebroside, -sitosterol, amino acids, trace elements, vitamins and other constituents. Polysaccharides have been identified as one of the major active ingredients responsible for biological activities. Phytochemicals in Goji Berries: Applications in Functional Foods, a volume in the Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Series, provides information about the chemical, biochemical, botanic properties, bioactive components and health benefits of Goji berries. It also discusses postharvest storage technology, processing technology, and the development and utilization of Goji berry by-products in medicinal foods and functional foods, as well as addressing food safety issues. Features: Provide information on Goji fruit origin and growing conditions, distribution, and biochemical properties Discusses such medicinal properties and health benefits of Goji berries as the capacity to lower blood pressure, treat anemia, maintain cholesterol levels in the normal range and decrease risk of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, Goji berries have anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties, among others Includes information on traditional products, new products and innovative processing technologies This book will serve college and university students majoring in food science, nutrition, pharmaceutical science, and botanical science. It also will serve as a unique reference for food science professionals pursuing functional foods, marketing expansion, as well as nutritional dietary management. Readers will obtain sound scientific knowledge of the nutritional value and health benefits of the different Goji berry products such as juice, cake, soup, snacks, and medicinal foods. Also available in the Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals series: Korean Functional Foods: Composition, Processing and Health Benefits, edited by Kun-Young Park, Dae Young Kwon, Ki Won Lee, Sunmin Park (ISBN 978-1-4987-9965-2) Phytochemicals in Citrus: Applications in Functional Foods, edited by Xingqian Ye (ISBN 978-1-4987-4272-6) Food as Medicine: Functional Food Plants of Africa, by Maurice M. Iwu (ISBN 978-1-4987-0609-4) For a complete list of books in the series, please visit our website at https://www.crcpress.com/Functional-Foods-and-Nutraceuticals/book-series/CRCFUNFOONUT
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Nutraceuticals And Functional Foods

Author : G. K. Jayaprakasha
ISBN : 9781780210377
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Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The present series on “Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods” focuses on the health-promoting properties of fruits and their active components involved in the prevention of chronic diseases. A world-class group of academic researchers and scientists wrote these chapters to provide state-of-the-art reviews. The nine chapters in this book provide an integrated picture of the health beneficial properties of functional foods. Chapters 1-3 address the health benefits of commonly consumed beverages such as tea, coffee, and fruit juices. Chapters 4-8 deal with the nutraceutical properties of major and highly consumed fruits, including pomegranates, citrus, grapes, kiwifruits, annona, and berries. In addition, these chapters discuss consumer interest in naturally colored foods with regard to absorption, metabolism, and antioxidant capacity, followed by the causes of inflammatory diseases and diabetes, as well as various biological activities that can overcome these health concerns. Chapter 9 presents the heart health benefits of plant sterols, these compounds found naturally in whole grains, nuts, oil seeds and legumes as well as fruits, and are structurally similar to cholesterol and can reduce total and LDL cholesterol levels in humans. Thus, this series comprehensively describes the basic information that will be useful for scientists, researchers, teachers, and consumers. This volume is aimed at the following major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, and Research Personnel.
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Phytochemicals

Author : Colleen Carkeet
ISBN : 9781466551626
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Increasing knowledge of the various protective effects of phytochemicals has sparked interest in further understanding their role in human health. Phytochemicals: Health Promotion and Therapeutic Potential is the seventh in a series representing the emerging science with respect to plant-based chemicals. Drawn from the proceedings at the Seventh International Phytochemical Conference, Phytochemicals: Health Promotion and Therapeutic Potential, the book contains chapters written by conference presenters along with those of additional invited authors whose research focuses on the biological activities and clinical outcomes associated with phytochemical consumption. The book begins with a discussion of major research that has contributed to the widespread interest in phytochemicals and health promotion. This is followed by an exploration of the beneficial effects of polyphenols in healthy aging and against a host of illnesses and disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and ulcers. The contributors also examine various aspects of phytochemicals related to bone and brain health, obesity, and metabolic disease. The book concludes by presenting methodologies for assessing the bioavailability of carotenoids and offers additional insight into Momordica cochichinensis Spreng, a fruit not commonly known in the Western world and a rich source of lycopene and beta-carotene. While promising advancements have been made in this field, opportunities for progress still exist concerning bioavailability, efficacy, genomics, and synergistic mechanisms. This book is destined to stimulate increased interest in research regarding these compounds, their biological activities, and the application of these findings to therapeutic alternatives.
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Phytochemicals In Human Health Protection Nutrition And Plant Defense

Author : Phytochemical Society of North America
ISBN : 0306462036
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Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting at the Phytochemical Society of North America on Phytochemicals in Human Health Protection, Nutrition and Plant Defense, held July 26-31, 1998 in Pullman, WA, USA
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Dr Vogt S Phytochemical Diet

Author : Herbert R. Vogt
ISBN : 1462827411
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The Phytochemical Diet is the diet of the future, its primary goal is to select natural foods with high levels of biologically active components to enhance human health beyond basic nutrition. The word phytochemical is coming from the Greek word for plant Phyto. This book is dedicated to explore natural food and describes all its ingredients and their impact in our diet. Longevity and good health are no accident, even though longevity is determined by genetic influence and other factors, proper nutrition is especially an important factor for a long life and good health. Eat right and live longer is not an empty promise. Proper nutrition is the foremost therapy against premature aging and degenerative diseases. The process of getting old is a one-way street, there is no way of getting out. The only thing we can do is delay the time of arrival at the entrance. The author goes on explaining how the maintenance of our cells and immune system sustains health and prolongs life. How the risk of developing cancer and heart disease is kept to a minimum through vitamins and phytochemicals in our diet. The change to a more natural way of eating is a gradual and ongoing process, eventually the taste and desire for natural foods becomes an automatic way of life. Overweight may be looked at as a cosmetic problem among younger people, but as you get older you are definitely risking your life. When changing your diet, it is hard to break old habits, but becomes easier if the changeover is permanent. The emphasis in the new way of dieting is in the selection, combination and preparation of foods. The concept to look at food as a natural source of medicine is a recent one and is showing to gain popularity. Plant food and herbal medicine always had a common denominator, what combines them are the Phytochemicals. We are now, with the help of technology, beginning to understand how food works to prevent the onset of certain diseases and is ultimately able to restore human health, the information found so far on phytochemicals just provides another reason to eat in particular more fruits and vegetables. The fact that natural vitamins obtained from fresh fruits and vegetables are better antioxidants than synthetic vitamin supplements is easy to explain. It is not only vitamins and minerals alone which are beneficial for our health, but the combination of them with Phytochemicals that can only be found in plant food. Phytochemicals either act as cancer blockers or enter the cells and reverse the pathological mutation. Just as chemists are beginning to understand how substances in food prevent cancers from forming, other researchers are bearing down on the mechanics of malignancies. The Author deems it necessary to elaborate on the topic of cancer prevention and treatment through the natural phytochemicals in our nutrition. Heart disease is responsible for about a million or more deaths annually. Cancer strikes 635,000 persons each year and claims the lives of 335,000. Heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions lead to an early death of stroke and heart infarct. The average person in the Western World, especially the American male, is about 30 times more likely to suffer a heart attack than die in an automobile accident. Yet we display much greater constraints on our behavior in a motor vehicle than at the dining table. Phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals are not food, but they are found in food, and we can not live without them. Heart disease is not inevitable with old age and can be retarded or prevented with natural foods. The Author elaborates in a comprehensive description on heart disease. He explains the danger, risk factors and common causes. He also presents prevention and treatment avenues from nature itself in the form of a proper nutrition. A list of such valuable foods is explained in detail to create your own diet for the protectio
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Functionality Of Food Phytochemicals

Author : Timothy Johns
ISBN : 9781461559191
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Phytochemists are aware that their focus of interest is receiving attention from a wider segment of society and from a greater diversity of disciplines within the scientific community than ever before. Nonetheless, they were bemused to learn three years ago that "until recently scientists didn't even know phytochemi cals existed" (Newsweek, April 24, 1994). Changing public perception of the positive contributions of phytochemicals to human well-being has foundations in scientific advances. With popular reports emphasizing the important implica tions of phytochemicals in the daily lives of people, there is a pressing need for those working in this area to explain their diverse scientific activities to the public. Chemicals from plant foods are linked through epidemiological and ex perimental studies with reduced incidence of chronic degenerative diseases. Phytomedicines, standardized according to particular constituents, are making increasing contributions to health care. Naturally occurring constituents of plants are recognized as fundamental to the appeal, quality, and marketability of food products. In light of such developments, perceptions by phytochemists of their own discipline and its applications are expanding. Until recently, food phyto chemistry largely implied food toxicants. Food plants were familiar, but seldom the source of novel economically important compounds. Increasingly sophisti cated methods of analysis, however, have opened new opportunities for under standing the nature and functions offood constituents, and for manipulating them to improve the quality, acceptability, and value of food products.
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Phytochemicals In Health And Disease

Author : Yongping Bao
ISBN : 9780824751876
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"... well-written and the content is clearly presented. ... There are plentiful figures and tables, which are effectively labeled and adequately support the content. ...highly recommended for academic and special libraries. ...effectively presents current research on phytochemicals in a readable manner." - E-Streams "This landmark volume shows how far the field has advanced ... . This important volume is filled with reports on what the editors term as the 'new era' in the study of phytochemicals, in which we move from the 'eat more vegetable and fruit' admonition to more detailed information on the biology, molecular biology, regulatory function, and role in human health of phytochemicals. ... All workers in phytochemicals should get themselves a copy of this valuable book."
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Phytochemicals As Bioactive Agents

Author : Wayne R. Bidlack
ISBN : 1566767881
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Phytochemicals as Bioactive Agents focuses on the mechanisms of action of phytochemicals identified as displaying bioactivity in the prevention of cancer, heart disease and other diseases, and the prospects for developing functional foods containing these bioactive compounds. An internationally recognized group of experts presents the latest research findings on the antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic effects of tea and tea constituents; chemoprevention provided by plants in the family Cruciferae and genus Allium by altering carcinogen metabolism; anticarcinogenic effects of carotenoids and curcumins; the chemistry and application of alfalfa saponins; the bioactive components of rice bran and rice oil; the effects of garlic on lowering serum cholesterol; and using phytochemicals to optimize gastrointestinal tract health and function. Also included are chapters on: strategies to identify bioactive phytochemicals in foods; the design, conduct and interpretation of clinical trials to test phytochemicals for expected bioactivity; compounds that have potential use as phytochemical antimicrobial agents (PAM) in food processing; and designing bioactive functional foods. This book will be of interest to food scientists and technologists, food process engineers, biochemists, nutritionists, public health professionals, and entrepreneurs involved in the design, processing, and marketing of new functional food products.
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Antinutrients And Phytochemicals In Food

Author : Fereidoon Shahidi
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This book examines the potential health benefits of low levels of antinutrients in food processing and functional foods, and reviews the potential health risk at high levels. The authors identify and classify various foods as sources of phytochemicals while considering their anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic potentials. This volume will be a valuable resource for food scientists, technologists, and nutritionists, and for researchers in biotechnology and medicinal chemistry.
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Evidence Based Approach To Phytochemicals And Other Dietary Factors

Author : Jane Higdon
ISBN : 9783131697127
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From Reviews of the First Edition: Dr. Higdonhas given the healthcare providers, especially dietitians, nurses, physicians, and researchers who seek to understand phytochemicals an authoritative yet easy to use book.-- Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy & Phytopharmacology I highly recommend this monograph for physicians, dietitians, and other health practitioners as well as the health-aware public. It captures what you need to know in a succinct but comprehensive fashion. -- American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine Now in a completely updated second edition, An Evidence-based Approach to Dietary Phytochemicals and Other Dietary Factors is a trusted resource for all health professionals who need to interpret the explosion of information on the role of a plant-based diet in health and disease. It consolidates a wealth of scientifically accurate, peer-reviewed data on plant foods, dietary phytochemicals, and dietary supplements, and includes information on essential intake recommendations, dietary sources, nutrient and drug interactions, phytochemicals in disease prevention, possible adverse effects, and much more. Special features: All chapters revised and updated, with new sections on choline, coenzyme Q10, L-Carnitine, lipoic acid, and other dietary factors Logically structured for quick access to informationbegins with the evidence-based benefits of fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, coffee, and tea; and goes on to the scientific and clinical data on individual dietary phytochemicals and classes of phytochemicals, including carotenoids, flavonoids, fiber, and more Summaries at the end of each chapter for rapid review Peer-reviewed by experts in the field, ensuring that all material is accurate and up-to-date The well-constructed appendix includes not only a quick reference to diseases and foods and where to find them in the book; but also useful tables on phytochemical-drug interactions, phytochemical-nutrient interactions, and phytochemical-rich foods; a summary of the glycemic index of dietary carbohydrates; and a comprehensive glossary of terms Concisely synthesizing a huge amount of epidemiological and clinical researchand emphasizing the importance of a phytochemical-rich diet over dietary supplements, this book is ideal for nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, and other health care professionals who need to educate patients about sound food choices. Students in graduate programs in nutrition, food science, pharmacy, and allied health fields will also find the abundance of rigorous, scientifically accurate information essential in their studies.
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Phytochemicals

Author : Wayne R. Bidlack
ISBN : 1566766842
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The phytochemical industry has entered a rapid growth phase internationally. Market demands are driving product development, while science tries to identify specific components that contribute health giving properties at physiological exposure levels. This book presents the findings of multidisciplinary research on the identification of active components in plant products and their possible physiologic benefits in the management or prevention of disease. Findings include: the latest epidemiological evidence on the association of fruits and vegetables and reduced risk of a variety of tumors; the role of tocotrienols in atherosclerosis and cancer prevention; the balance between known benefits and risks of free radical oxidation chemistry; metabolic pathways of carotenoids and their potential role in the prevention of cancer and age-related macular degeneration; a model for viewing interactions between phytochemicals. Also discussed are the potential applications for fungal components as food ingredients and supplement products and components of garlic and onions, including changes caused by processing of garlic nutritional supplements. A final chapter discusses developing claims for new phytochemical products.
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