Therapeutic Foods, 1st Edition

  • Volume 8
  • Alexandru Grumezescu
  • Alina Maria Holban
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  • ISBN-10: 0128112670
  • ISBN-13: 9780128112670
  • DDC: 613.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 538 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This volume is an essential resource for anyone investigating foods that may be utilized as therapeutic agents. Plants and animal products have been utilized since ancient times as medicine to treat diseases, and the properties within foods and ingredients are still investigated for food therapy and prophylaxis. The book is a comprehensive resource for researchers and scientists already in the field or those just entering. It covers many spices, plant extracts, essential oils and vegetal mixtures that have immune-stimulatory effects and can be efficiently utilized in the treatment of infections and cancer.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Series Preface.
Preface for Volume 8: Therapeutic Foods.
State of the Art and Applications.
1: Nutraceuticals: Myths Versus Realities.
2: The Impact of Functional Food and Nutraceuticals in Health.
3: Lipids as Nutraceuticals: A Shift in Paradigm.
4: Plant Nutrition and Agronomic Management to Obtain Crops with Better Nutritional and Nutraceutical Quality.
5: Mushrooms as Sources of Therapeutic Foods.
6: Oregano: A Feed Additive with Functional Properties.
7: Potential of Chokeberry (Aronia Melanocarpa L.) As a Therapeutic Food.
8: Beta Glucan as Therapeutic Food.
9: Nutritionally Enhanced Foods Incorporating Chía Seed.
Medical Impact.
10: Perspective Therapeutic Effects of Immunomodulating Acidic Herbal Heteropolysaccharides and Their Complexes in Functional and Dietary Nutrition.
11: Soybeans, Flaxseeds, and Fish Oil in the Treatment of Renal Disease.
12: Maca, a Nutraceutical from the Andean Highlands.
13: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Properties of Secondary Metabolites in Berries.
Cancer Therapy.
14: Functional Foods and Chemoprevention in Cancer.
15: Epigenetic Nutraceuticals in Cancer Treatment.