Special Issue "Exploitation of Plant Species for the Development of Functional Foods, Supplements and Nutraceuticals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 24 March 2024 | Viewed by 7888
Interests: functional foods; dietary supplements; nutraceuticals
Currently, the focus of food research guarantees quality foods that provide the necessary nutrients to prevent nutrition-related diseases and ensure physical and mental health. In such a way, the concept of functional foods and nutraceuticals was born. These foods come from plants. Since the beginning of civilization, man has used the therapeutic power of plants. Plants were the primary treatment used to cure various diseases. However, with the advancement of modern medicine, this knowledge was devalued and health professionals stopped using it. Today, it is known that plants contain more than 400 phytochemicals, a wide variety of compounds produced by plants, with diverse functional activities. More studies are needed to show the more positive effects of plants on human health.
Prof. Dr. Ruth Elizabeth Belmares Cerda
Dr. Mario Alberto Cruz-Hernández
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- functional foods
- dietary supplements
- plant species
- bioactive compounds
- probiotics and prebiotics
- technological trends
- application of functional foods
- regulations and safety
- health and nutrition