Functional foods are foods or dietary functional

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Unformatted text preview: lood clots (which can trigger a heart attack heart or stroke), prevent cholesterol from stroke), damaging blood vessel walls, improve the health of arteries (making them expand and contract more easily), and stimulating the production of nitric oxide, which may prevent hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). “Functional Foods” are foods or dietary Functional components that claim to provide health benefits aside from basic nutrition. These foods contain biologically active substances such as antioxidants that may lower the risks from certain diseases associated with aging. Examples of functional foods include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, soy, milk, enhanced foods and beverages, some dietary supplements. Functional foods sprung from the desire to prevent the onset of diseases associated with an ageing population. Developing countries face increasing health problems related to life style: diabetes and cardiovascular diseases among others. In these cases foods with improved nutritional qualities and added function would be useful; hence, developing countries need to increase the investment in rigorous scienti...
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