Bioactive Molecules in Food and Nutrition

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Phytochemicals and Human Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 86

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Food Biotechnology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland
Interests: bioactive compounds; polyphenols; dietary antioxidants; oxidative stress; nutrition; food; nutritional epidemiology
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Department of Food Biotechnology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland
Interests: dietary antioxidants; polyphenols; beta-glucans; selenium; copper; zinc; manganese; medicinal mushrooms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioactive compounds in food refer to a diverse group of naturally occurring compounds that have the potential to positively affect human health beyond basic nutrition. These compounds are found in a variety of plant and animal foods. They can exert beneficial effects on physiological processes such as reducing inflammation, improving cardiovascular health, enhancing immune function, and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

This Special Issue focused on dietary bioactive compounds in food and nutrition has the potential to provide valuable insights into the role of these compounds in promoting health and preventing chronic diseases, as well as the challenges and opportunities available in this rapidly evolving field. We encourage submissions focused on specific compounds such as flavonoids, phenolic acids, carotenoids, beta-glucans, glucosinolates, etc., and specific elements (selenium, zinc, copper, manganese) and vitamins (C, E, A), as well as their antioxidant properties and potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and cardioprotective properties.

Understanding the bioavailability and metabolism of bioactive compounds is crucial in order to determine their potential health effects; therefore, experimental studies are particularly welcome. Research in this area is free to explore interactions between bioactive compounds and gut microbiota and their impact on gut health and overall health.

Prof. Dr. Anna Maria Witkowska
Dr. Iwona Mirończuk-Chodakowska
Guest Editors

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  • bioactive compounds
  • antioxidants
  • polyphenols
  • beta-glucans
  • vitamins
  • elements
  • sulfur compounds
  • gut microbiota
  • bioavailability
  • metabolism
  • nutrition
  • food

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