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Functional Foods

According to Katherine Zeratsky in an article on the Mayo Clinic site, Functional foods are foods that have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition. Proponents of functional foods say they promote optimal health and help reduce the risk of disease.

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The term functional food underlines the positive relation of nutrition with health [2–5]. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) defines functional foods as ‘foods and food components that may provide benefits beyond basic nutrition’. According to the International Life Science Institute (ILSI), the concept of functional foods refers to the ‘biologically active components in foods that have the potential to optimize physical and mental well being’ [6–13]. Full article link.


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