Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond

Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond
Author: Dilip Ghosh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN 10: 0128206101
ISBN 13: 9780128206102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond Book Review:

Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond focuses on a variety of health disorders where intervention with nutritional supplements prove valuable, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, and attention-deficit disorder in children. In addition, Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond addresses "herb-nutra psychiatry" which is a field of research focused on developing a comprehensive, cohesive, and scientifically rigorous evidence base to shift conceptual thinking around the role of diet and nutrition in mental health. Intended for nutrition researchers, nutritionists, dieticians, regulatory bodies, health professionals, and students studying related fields, Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond will be a useful reference in understanding the links between nutrition and brain health. • Addresses nutritional psychiatry and cognitive health at all stages of the lifespan • Contains extensive coverage of vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and other nutrients • Offers novel insight into cognitive dysfunctions including depression and other neurodegenerative disorders • Explores the role of genomics and epigenetics, including discussion of the gut–brain axis

Nutraceuticals for Aging and Anti Aging

Nutraceuticals for Aging and Anti Aging
Author: Jayant Nemchand Lokhande,Yashwant Vishnupant Pathak
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN 10: 1000475964
ISBN 13: 9781000475968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutraceuticals for Aging and Anti Aging Book Review:

Aging can be perceived differently during different times in one’s life. Aging as a process not only influences medical and economic dimensions at an individual level but also at societal and national levels. Aging is a natural process; however, its standard definition in a healthcare context is yet unclear. To delay the aging process and to maintain quality of life until the end of life are two goals of prime importance. Various healthcare approaches are being developed and experimented on to best manage aging as if it is a disease. Nutraceuticals are value-added dietary supplement products and have an immense potential in altering key structures and functions of aging. Nutraceuticals can be a keystone in altering sub-normal performing physiological and metabolic systems due to aging. Nutraceuticals for Aging and Anti-Aging: Basic Understanding and Clinical Evidence addresses aging and anti-aging nutraceuticals based on 10 major challenges, such as cognitive health, malnutrition, substance abuse, bladder control, and oral health, among others. It examines how these challenges can be complemented with nutraceuticals and connects the applications with the traditional wisdom of the aging process. Key Features Examines the aging process, then recommends nutraceuticals for aging and anti-aging processes Describes the aging process from the western perspective, and Ayurvedic medicine (Indian traditional system) and traditional Chinese medicine perspectives Provides, whenever possible, the clinical evidence of the applications of nutraceuticals for aging and anti-aging This book is a valuable resource for physicians, clinical experts, pharmaceutical companies and their experts, nutrition specialists, entrepreneurs, chemists, pharmacists, food chemists-technologists, as well as researchers and post-graduate students involved in these specialties. Also available in the Nutraceuticals: Basic Research/Clinical Applications Series: Bioactive Peptides: Production, Bioavailability, Health Potential, and Regulatory Issues, edited by John O. Onuh, M. Selvamuthukumaran, and Yashwant V. Pathak (ISBN: 978-0-3675-1177-7) Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal and Offspring’s Nutritional Health, edited by Priyanka Bhatt, Maryam Sadat Miraghajani, Sarvadaman Pathak, and Yashwant V. Pathak (ISBN 978-1-1383-4582-9) Advances in Nutraceutical Applications in Cancer: Recent Research Trends and Clinical Applications, edited by Sheeba Varghese Gupta, and Yashwant V. Pathak (ISBN 978-1-1385-9391-6)

Varcarolis s Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing E Book

Varcarolis s Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing   E Book
Author: Cheryl L Pollard,Sonya L Jakubec, RN Bhscn MN PhD
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-08-12
ISBN 10: 0323778801
ISBN 13: 9780323778800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Varcarolis s Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing E Book Book Review:

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to provide psychiatric mental health nursing care in Canada! Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 3rd Edition uses a practical clinical perspective to provide a clear understanding of this often-intimidating subject. It provides a foundation in nursing techniques and a guide to psychobiological disorders such as bipolar and depressive disorders, trauma interventions, and interventions for distinct populations such as children and older adults. Adapted to meet the needs of Canadian nurses by Cheryl L. Pollard and Sonya L. Jakubec, this market-leading text prepares you for practice with real-world examples presented within a Canadian legal, ethical, and cultural context. Canadian focus throughout includes key considerations such as our nation's cultural and social diversity with federal/provincial/territorial distinctions. Canadian research and statistics reflect mental health and mental health practice in Canada. Research Highlight boxes are updated with examples of Indigenous research methodologies by Indigenous researchers and settler allies. DSM-5 boxes provide criteria for disorders covered by the American Psychological Association. Learning features include key terms and concepts, learning objectives, key points to remember, critical thinking, and chapter reviews, reinforcing important information and helping to apply textbook content to the clinical setting. Assessment Guidelines boxes summarize the steps of patient assessment for various disorders. Drug Treatment boxes feature the most current generic and trade names for drugs used in Canada. Patient and Family Teaching boxes provide important details that should be discussed with patients and care givers. Integrative Therapy boxes highlight the different types of therapy may be used to enhance treatment. Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of cultural safety in providing competent care to diverse populations within various clinical situations. NEW! Safety Tip boxes highlight important issues of safety for psychiatric mental health care, patient experiences, and nursing interventions. NEW! Added mental health content covers Indigenous populations, migrant populations, and gender differences with a focus on cultural safety, equity-informed approaches, relational and trauma-informed practices. Updated Chapter 29 covers recovery, survivorship, and public mental health approaches. Enhanced topics include substance use disorders, harm reduction, and support among nurses; changes related to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) legislation; and mental health in view of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beyond Alzheimer s

Beyond Alzheimer s
Author: Scott D. Mendelson
Publsiher: Government Institutes
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-09-16
ISBN 10: 1590771583
ISBN 13: 9781590771587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Alzheimer s Book Review:

Explains that rather than being the inevitable result of age and genetics, dementia is primarily due to poor lifestyle choices, and offers prescriptive advice to mitigate or delay its onset.

Gerontology

Gerontology
Author: Grazia D’Onofrio,Daniele Sancarlo,Antonio Greco
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN 10: 178923252X
ISBN 13: 9781789232523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gerontology Book Review:

Aging well and actively is the real objective of human being. This book is an up-to-date and realistic view on physiopathological mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases. The book includes topical contributions from multiple disciplines to support the fundamental goals of extending active life and enhancing its quality.

Current Advances for Development of Functional Foods Modulating Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Current Advances for Development of Functional Foods Modulating Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
Author: Blanca Hernandez-Ledesma,Cristina Martinez-Villaluenga
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN 10: 012822584X
ISBN 13: 9780128225844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Advances for Development of Functional Foods Modulating Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Book Review:

Current Advances for Development of Functional Foods Modulating Inflammation and Oxidative Stress presents the nutritional and technological aspects related to the development of functional foods with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Specifically, analytical approaches for the characterization of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of healthy foods and functional constituents, as well as technological strategies for the extraction of compounds and fractions from raw materials to produce anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients are addressed. In addition, the molecular mechanisms by which foods and their components can modulate inflammation and their oxidative stress effects on disease prevention are explored. Finally, clinical research addressing nutritional needs in pathological subjects with inflammatory diseases are considered. Covers methods of analysis and extraction of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds Offers an overview of the main anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds in foods Provides a guide on the mechanisms of action and health benefits of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant dietary bioactives

Preparation of Phytopharmaceuticals for the Management of Disorders

Preparation of Phytopharmaceuticals for the Management of Disorders
Author: Chukwuebuka Egbuna,Abhay Prakash Mishra,Megh R. Goyal
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 0128202858
ISBN 13: 9780128202852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparation of Phytopharmaceuticals for the Management of Disorders Book Review:

Preparation of Phytopharmaceuticals for the Management of Disorders: The Development of Nutraceuticals and Traditional Medicine presents comprehensive coverage and recent advances surrounding phytopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and traditional and alternative systems of medicines. Sections cover the concepts of phytopharmaceuticals, their history, and current highlights in phytomedicine. Also included are classifications of crude drugs, herbal remedies and toxicity, traditional and alternative systems of medicine, nanotechnology applications, and herbal cosmeticology. Final sections cover applications of microbiology and biotechnology in drug discovery. This book provides key information for everyone interested in drug discovery, including medicinal chemists, nutritionists, biochemists, toxicologists, drug developers and health care professionals. Students, professors and researchers working in the area of pharmaceutical sciences and beyond will also find the book useful. Includes the history and current highlights in phytomedicine, along with classifications of crude drugs, herbal drug technologies and herbal cosmeticology Provides detailed information on herbal remedies and toxicity, traditional and alternative systems of medicine, and applications of microbiology and biotechnology in drug discovery Discusses the nutritional and health benefits of nutraceuticals and how they help in the management and treatment of metabolic diseases

Handbook of Nutraceuticals Volume I

Handbook of Nutraceuticals Volume I
Author: Yashwant Vishnupant Pathak
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 9781420082227
ISBN 13: 1420082221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Nutraceuticals Volume I Book Review:

As soon as Dr. Stephen DeFelice coined the phrase nutraceutical, product and supplement developers swung into action. Yet among the numerous books available on nutraceuticals, there is none that systematically lists, categorizes, and analyzes nutraceutical extracts and formulations in a pharmacopoeia-like manner. Handbook of Nutraceuticals, Volume 1: Ingredients, Formulations, and Applications lists information on many ingredients used in nutraceuticals, developing their formulations and applications. The book includes contributions from experts with pharmaceutical backgrounds, providing an examination of nutraceuticals from a pharmaceutical perspective. Building a foundation with coverage of historical background, definitions, and challenges, the book offers insight into nutraceutical ingredients from plant, animal, and mineral origin. It then covers the characterization of nutraceuticals’ physicochemical, analytical, pharmacological, and pharmacokinetic classification, followed by information on regulatory requirements. The book highlights applications in cardiovascular disease, bone and joint treatments, diabetes management, weight management, skin health, probiotics and prebiotics, tranquilizing medicinal plants, dietary foods, and more. Interest in new diet regimens and new products for increased health and longevity will continue to grow, giving dietary supplements an increasing amount of cupboard space in most households. With quality of content unsurpassed by many resources, the book discusses the characterization processes for nutraceuticals based on the contributors’ experience in pharmaceuticals. It then explores how those proven techniques may be applied to the development and manufacture of nutraceutical products.

Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines
Author: Dilip Ghosh,Pulok K. Mukherjee
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2019-07-18
ISBN 10: 1351741357
ISBN 13: 9781351741354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Medicines Book Review:

Globally, natural medicine has been considered as an important alternative to modern allopathic medicine. Although natural medicines are popular in society, only limited medicinal herbs have been scientifically evaluated for their potential in medical treatment. This book connects various aspects of the complex journey from traditional medicine to modern medicine. It provides information on topics including global regulations and regulatory hurdles, diverse nutritional challenges and potential health benefits, novel food innovations especially seed-to-clinic approaches, and future trends. FEATURES • Provides information on sustainable use of natural products in the development of new drugs and clinically validated herbal remedies • Discusses issues on evaluation and clinical aspects of herbal medicine, promotion and development, safety evaluation, metabolite profiling, biomarker analysis, formulation, and stability testing • Describes traditional uses of natural medicine through identification, isolation and structural characterization of their active components • Elucidates mechanisms of biological action, adverse effects and identification of their molecular targets of natural medicine • Multidisciplinary appeal including chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacognosy and cell and molecular biology, as well as integration with clinical medicine This book serves as an essential guide for individuals researching natural medicines, and industry employees in areas including drug development, pharmacology, natural products chemistry, clinical efficacy, ethnopharmacology, pharmacognosy, phytotherapy, phyto-technology and herbal science.

Green Coffee Bean Extract in Human Health

Green Coffee Bean Extract in Human Health
Author: Debasis Bagchi,Hiroyoshi Moriyama,Anand Swaroop
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-08-05
ISBN 10: 1315353989
ISBN 13: 9781315353982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Coffee Bean Extract in Human Health Book Review:

The role of green coffee bean (GCB) in human health is of emerging interest to the nutraceutical field, especially given its role in improving metabolic syndrome, including weight management, hypertension, diabetes, and neuroprotection. GCB extract contains a novel antioxidant known as chlorogenic acid (also caffeoylquinic acid), which has been shown to positively affect blood pressure, brain health, diabetes, and weight management. This book provides information on the diverse health benefits of green coffee bean extract, molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways, safety of GCB, dosage, and recommended usage. It focuses on the chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, and safety of GCB extract. GCB extract has brought a remarkable revolution in the nutraceutical marketplace. However, some controversies have been demonstrated recently. This book presents the state-of-the-art research studies from eminent scientists around the world on the potential and diversified health benefits of GCB extracts, with particular emphasis placed on the importance to standardize the appropriate extraction technology, quality control and assurance, and broad spectrum safety studies and human clinical studies to substantiate the regulatory claims and position the product in the marketplace.

Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention

Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention
Author: Klaus Kramer,Peter-Paul Hoppe,Lester Packer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2001-05-15
ISBN 10: 1135569185
ISBN 13: 9781135569181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention Book Review:

Promoting scientific support for the plethora of health benefits related to nutrition and medicine, Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention delivers a comprehensive and scientifically sound overview of the latest research findings in disease prevention, therapy, and enhanced body function in the revolutionary field of nutraceutical technolo

Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C Vitamin E Selenium and Carotenoids

Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C  Vitamin E  Selenium  and Carotenoids
Author: Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes,Subcommittee on Interpretation and Uses of DRIs,Subcommittee on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients,Panel on Dietary Antioxidants and Related Compounds
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2000-08-27
ISBN 10: 0309069351
ISBN 13: 9780309069359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C Vitamin E Selenium and Carotenoids Book Review:

This volume is the newest release in the authoritative series of quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets for healthy people. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) is the newest framework for an expanded approach developed by U.S. and Canadian scientists. This book discusses in detail the role of vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and the carotenoids in human physiology and health. For each nutrient the committee presents what is known about how it functions in the human body, which factors may affect how it works, and how the nutrient may be related to chronic disease. Dietary Reference Intakes provides reference intakes, such as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), for use in planning nutritionally adequate diets for different groups based on age and gender, along with a new reference intake, the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL), designed to assist an individual in knowing how much is "too much" of a nutrient.

Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury

Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 0309210089
ISBN 13: 9780309210089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury Book Review:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for up to one-third of combat-related injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to some estimates. TBI is also a major problem among civilians, especially those who engage in certain sports. At the request of the Department of Defense, the IOM examined the potential role of nutrition in the treatment of and resilience against TBI.

Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
Author: Colin Barrow,Fereidoon Shahidi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2007-08-13
ISBN 10: 9781420015812
ISBN 13: 1420015818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Book Review:

Two of the most popular nutraceutical products on the market, omega-3 oil and glucosamine, were originally derived from waste products. Discarded oil from the manufacture of fishmeal became wildly popular as omega-3, a polyunsaturated fat, and the fully hydrolyzed chitosan from shrimp and crab shell, glucosamine, found wide use in joint health. Hundreds of tons of marine by-products are available annually and previous commercial success, together with an overall consumer interest in novel healthy food ingredients, are driving both research and commercialization in the area of marine nutraceuticals. Edited by pioneers in the field, Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods details information on a variety of commercially available and newly developing value-added products. Beginning with an overview of current marine nutraceuticals, the book discusses the origin of omega-3 oils, their beneficial effects on brain health, and their stabilization and delivery into functional foods. It covers the derivation and use of chitin, chitosan, and partially hydrolyzed chitosan as fat- and cholesterol absorbing agents and provides a detailed review of the health benefits and methods for the production of glucosamine. Providing an overview of the ACE-inhibitory and blood pressure reducing properties of marine proteins, it considers the functional constituents of marine algae and seaweed, including its carotenoids, and examines the cancer preventing potential of shark cartilage. The book also analyzes the use of marine microorganisms as a renewable resource and marine sources of calcium. The final chapter describes the discovery and development of a novel immunoenhancing polysaccharide complex derived from the microalgae, Chlorella. An unparalleled single-source reference to the discovery, development, and use of value-added products from marine sources, Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods provides the foundation for continuing the dramatic growth in this exciting field.

Research Anthology on Diagnosing and Treating Neurocognitive Disorders

Research Anthology on Diagnosing and Treating Neurocognitive Disorders
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 671
Release: 2020-08-30
ISBN 10: 1799834425
ISBN 13: 9781799834427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Diagnosing and Treating Neurocognitive Disorders Book Review:

Cognitive impairment, through Alzheimer’s disease or other related forms of dementia, is a serious concern for afflicted individuals and their caregivers. Understanding patients’ mental states and combatting social stigmas are important considerations in caring for cognitively impaired individuals. Technology is playing an increasing role in the lives of the elderly. One of the most prevalent developments for the aging population is the use of technological innovations for intervention and treatment of individuals with mental impairments. Research Anthology on Diagnosing and Treating Neurocognitive Disorders examines the treatment, diagnosis, prevention, and therapeutic and technological interventions of neurodegenerative disorders. It also describes programs and strategies that professional and family caregivers can implement to engage and improve the quality of life of persons suffering from cognitive impairment. Highlighting a range of topics such as dementia, subjective wellbeing, and cognitive decline, this publication is an ideal reference source for speech pathologists, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, pediatricians, researchers, clinicians, and academicians seeking coverage on neurocognitive disorder identification and strategies for clinician support and therapies.

Nutraceutical Nutrition Supplements and Human Health

Nutraceutical  Nutrition Supplements and Human Health
Author: Rafat A Siddiqui,Mohammed H Moghadasian
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 9783039365555
ISBN 13: 303936555X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutraceutical Nutrition Supplements and Human Health Book Review:

This Special Issue of Nutrients on "Nutraceutical, Nutrition Supplements, and Human Health" provides readers with contemporary knowledge on the role of functional foods, dietary supplements, and nutraceuticals in improving overall health and preventing chronic diseases. Various renowned international scientists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals have contributed to this compendium of excellent laboratory and clinical studies. The manuscripts provide evidence-based knowledge of nutritional compounds/functional food to improve many health conditions, including metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, muscle metabolism, obesity, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, aging, and cancer. All contributions were thoroughly peer-reviewed by a distinguished panel of scientists, and only highly ranked manuscripts were included to ensure the quality of contents. This book is an excellent resource for academic personnel and students in nutrition research, dietitians, physicians, and consumers.

Bioactive Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements in Neurological and Brain Disease

Bioactive Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements in Neurological and Brain Disease
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN 10: 0124115292
ISBN 13: 9780124115293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements in Neurological and Brain Disease Book Review:

Nutritional supplement research concerning brain health and neurological disease is becoming an important focus. While nutritional supplements are very popular for general health and well being, the effectiveness of common supplements and their impact on general brain health and for the treatment or prevention of neurological disease is not clearly understood. This comprehensive introduction to bioactive nutraceuticals for brain and neurological provides a foundation review for research neuroscientists, clinical neurologists, pharmacology researchers and nutrition scientists on what we know now about these supplements and the brain and where focused research is still necessary. Foundational review content covering nutrition and brain and neurological health Reviews known nutritional supplements and impact on brain and neurological health Comprehensive coverage ideal for research scientists and clinical practitioners

Nutrition Food and Diet in Ageing and Longevity

Nutrition  Food and Diet in Ageing and Longevity
Author: Suresh I. S. Rattan,Gurcharan Kaur
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2021-11-04
ISBN 10: 3030830179
ISBN 13: 9783030830175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition Food and Diet in Ageing and Longevity Book Review:

This edited volume is a compilation of 30 articles discussing what constitutes food for health and longevity. The aim is to provide up-to-date information, insights, and future tendencies in the ongoing scientific research about nutritional components, food habits and dietary patterns in different cultures. The health-sustaining and health-promoting effects of food are certainly founded in its overall composition of macronutrients and micronutrients. However, the consumption of these nutrients is normally in the form of raw or prepared food from the animal and plant sources. The book is divided into four parts and a conclusion, and successfully convenes the well-established information and knowledge, along with the personal views of a diversified group of researchers and academicians on the multifaceted aspects of nutrition, food and diet. The first part reviews the scientific information about proteins, carbohydrates, fats and oils, micronutrients, pro- and pre-biotics, and hormetins, along with a discussion of the evolutionary principles and constraints about what is optimal food, if any. The second part discusses various kinds of foods and food supplements with respect to their claimed benefits for general health and prevention of some diseases. The third part brings in the cultural aspects, such as what are the principles of healthy eating according to the traditional Chinese and Indian systems, what is the importance of mealing times and daily rhythms, and how different cultures have developed different folk wisdoms for eating for health, longevity and immortality. In the part four, various approaches which are either already in practice or are still in the testing and research phases are discussed and evaluated critically, for example intermittent fasting and calorie restriction, food-based short peptides, senolytics, Ayurvedic compounds, optimal food for old people, and food for the prevention of obesity and other metabolic disorders. The overreaching aim of this book is to inform, inspire and encourage students, researchers, educators and medical health professionals thinking about food and food habits in a holistic context of our habits, cultures and patterns. Food cannot be reduced to a pill of nutritional components. Eating food is a complex human behavior culturally evolved over thousands of years. Perhaps the old adage “we are what we eat” needs to be modified to “we eat what we are”.

The Health Benefits of Foods

The Health Benefits of Foods
Author: Liana Claudia Salanta
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN 10: 1789859336
ISBN 13: 9781789859331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Health Benefits of Foods Book Review:

The global market of foods with health claims remains highly dynamic and is predicted to expand even further. Consumers have become increasingly aware of the importance of consuming healthy foods in order to have a well-balanced diet and this has increased the demand for foods with health benefits. On the other hand, the food sector companies are trying to meet the new consumers' expectations while designing a variety of novel, enhanced products. Thus, understanding the potential uses of bioactive compounds in food products, the wide range of therapeutic effects, and the possible mechanisms of action is essential for developing healthier products. Covering important aspects of valuable food molecules, this book revises the current knowledge, providing scientifically demonstrated information about the benefits and uses of functional food components, their applications, and the future challenges in nutrition and diet.

Nutrients and Nutraceuticals for Active Healthy Ageing

Nutrients and Nutraceuticals for Active   Healthy Ageing
Author: Seyed Mohammad Nabavi,Grazia D'Onofrio,Seyed Fazel Nabavi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN 10: 9811535523
ISBN 13: 9789811535529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrients and Nutraceuticals for Active Healthy Ageing Book Review:

This book focuses on the nutrients and nutraceuticals that promote active and healthy ageing – recently defined by the WHO as the process of development and maintenance of functional capacity that allows well-being at an advanced stage of life. There has been a rapid rise in the use of nutritional interventions as well as specific nutraceuticals in the management of multifactorial aspects of clinical health outcomes. Written by leading experts this book comprehensively discusses the various ageing phenotypes and age-related diseases. It also assesses the nutritional status of the elderly and the various epidemiological factors that influence it. It reviews the role of dietary fiber in disease-free and fully functional ageing. Further, the book explores the benefits of polyphenols, which are secondary plant metabolites, in protecting against cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and various neurodegenerative diseases.