Special Issue "Assessment of Behavior of Foods in Digestive Tract: Bioavailability, Bioaccessibility and Health Benefits"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2023) | Viewed by 14323
Interests: dietary fibers; polyphenols; polysaccharides; nutritional and health food; food processing; food toxicology
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Foods are enriched with a multitude of components that are responsible for human health, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, dietary fibers, polyphenols, etc. Ingested foods undergo complicated physical and biochemical stress in the oral, gastric, intestinal, or colonic phase, accompanied by the breakdown of the food structure and matrices. Large molecules are hydrolyzed, while a considerable number of small molecules are absorbed through the digestive tract, and then participate in the vital activities of the organism. However, the bioavailability and bioaccessibility of food could be affected by various factors, such as food processing and the physicochemical properties of food matrices. Simultaneously, food components are susceptible to metabolism by bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, and their metabolites can, in turn, alter the gut microbiota.
This Special Issue of Foods aims to provide the latest research focused on:
- The evaluations of the digestion, absorption, metabolism and health-promoting effects of food components in the digestive tract, using an in vitro/in vivo model;
- The effects of food processing and physicochemical properties on the bioavailability and bioaccessibility of food components;
- The interactions between the gut microbiota and food components;
- The development of health-promoting foods based on a bioavailability and bioaccessibility assessment.
Prof. Dr. Qiang Yu
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- oral, gastric, intestinal, or colonic digestive behavior
- food components
- food matrices
- food processing and physicochemical properties
- in vitro/in vivo model
- gut microbiota and microbial metabolism
- health benefits
- health-promoting foods