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Title Fruits, vegetables, and herbs : bioactive foods in health promotion / edited by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
Published London, UK : Academic Press is an Elsevier, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 593 pages) : illustrations
Contents Front Cover; Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Overview of Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs in Health; 1 Socioeconomic inequalities in fruit and vegetable intakes; Introduction; Overview of Evidence on Socioeconomic Inequalities in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption; Children; Adolescents; Adults; Older adults; Summary; Mechanisms Underlying Socioeconomic Inequalities in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption; Children; Intrapersonal determinants; Social determinants; Environmental determinants; Adolescents
Intrapersonal determinantsSocial determinants; Environmental determinants; Adults; Intrapersonal mediators; Social mediators; Environmental mediators; Older adults; Intrapersonal, social, and environmental mediators; Summary; Future Research Directions; Measures of socioeconomic position; Measures of fruit and vegetable intake; Understudied Populations; Improvements to study design and statistical analysis; Implications for Practice; Conclusion; References; 2 Industrial freezing, cooking, and storage differently affect antioxidant nutrients in vegetables; Introduction
The Industrial Processing of Frozen VegetablesPhenol Oxidizing Enzymes and Blanching; Optimization of the Total Phenols Extraction and Analysis; Comparison Among Vegetables: Spinach, Broccoli, and Green Beans; Experimental Data Obtained in Our Laboratory; Conclusions; References; 3 Pharmacological properties of some medicinal plants, its components and using fields; Introduction; Some of the Plants That Have Contributed to the Discovery of Drugs for Use in Modern Medicine; Matricaria chamomilla L.; Description; Traditional use; Chemical constituents; Pharmacological properties
Toxicological studyAnalgesic activity; Antiinflammatory activity; Central nervous system activity; Ormenis mixta L.; Description; Traditional use; Chemical constituents; Pharmacological properties; Antiproliferative effect; Pistacia atlantica Desf.; Description; Traditional use; Chemical constituents; Pharmacological properties; Toxicological study; Antiinflammatory activity; Antimicrobial activity; Antioxidant activity; Radical scavenging and antiacetylcholinesterase activities; Effect in acetic acid induced colitis in rats; Papaver rhoeas L.; Description; Chemical constituents
Traditional usePharmacological properties; Toxicological study; Antiinflammatory and antinociceptive effects; Antigenotoxic capacity; Antimicrobial activity; References; 4 Nutritional indicators and health aspects of fruit and vegetable consumption in aged adults; Introduction; The Aging Body; Fruits and Vegetables and Their Special Role in the Nutrition of the Elderly; Fruits and vegetables as nutrient-rich, low-energy foods; Antioxidants and bioactive plant components; Dietary fiber; Intake of Fruits and Vegetables in Elderly Across Europe
Summary 'Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs' brings together experts from around the world working on the cutting edge of research on fruit, vegetables and herbs in health promotion. Offering a timely, concise, scientific appraisal of the efficacy of key foods to prevent disease and improve the quality of life, it provides valuable evidence-based conclusions and recommendations
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ScienceDirect, viewed May 9, 2016)
Subject Phytonutrients.
Vegetables in human nutrition.
Fruit in human nutrition.
Plant bioactive compounds.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biochemistry.
Fruit in human nutrition.
Plant bioactive compounds.
Vegetables in human nutrition.
Form Electronic book
Author Watson, Ronald R. (Ronald Ross), editor.
Preedy, Victor R., editor.
ISBN 9780128029893