Therapeutic Foods, Vol 8. Handbook of Food Bioengineering

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  • Book
  • 538 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Therapeutic Foods, Volume 8 in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, is an essential resource for anyone investigating foods that may be utilized as therapeutic agents. Plants and animal products have been utilized since ancient times as medicine to treat diseases, and the properties within foods and ingredients are still investigated for food therapy and prophylaxis. The book is a comprehensive resource for researchers and scientists already in the field or those just entering. It covers many spices, plant extracts, essential oils and vegetal mixtures that have immune-stimulatory effects and can be efficiently utilized in the treatment of infections and cancer.

  • Presents introductory chapters for background and practical examples of therapeutic foods used in different diseases to aid in research
  • Provides scientific methods to help eliminate food spoilage and bacterial contamination in food packaging
  • Includes benefits of the applications of functional properties of food and food ingredients to benefit health and well-being

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1. Nutraceuticals: myths vs. realities
2. The Impact of Functional food and Nutraceuticals in Health
3. Lipids as nutraceuticals: A shift in paradigm
4. Plant nutrition and agronomic management to obtain crops with better nutritional and nutraceutical quality
5. Mushrooms as a source of therapeutic foods
6. Oregano: a feed additive with functional properties
7. Potential of chokeberry (aronia melanocarpa l.) as a therapeutic food
8. Beta-Glucan as therapeutic food
9. Nutritionally enhanced foods incorporating chia seed
10. Perspective therapeutic effects of immunomodulating acidic herbal heteropolysaccharides and their complexes in functional and dietary nutrition
11. Soybeans, flaxseeds and fish oil in the treatment of renal disease
12. Maca, a nutraceutical from the Andean Highlands
13. Phytochemical and pharmacological properties of secondary metabolites in berries
14. Functional Foods and Chemoprevention in Cancer
15. Epigenetic Nutraceuticals in Cancer Treatment
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Grumezescu, Alexandru Mihai
Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.
Holban, Alina Maria
Alina-Maria Holban is a Lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; and associate Researcher at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, working on the field of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. The contribution of Dr Holban in her research field is supported by the publication of 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings (posters and oral presentations, from which 29 were presented in International scientific meetings), 21 edited books, 20 book chapters in international books and 2 GenBank original sequences (patents). More than 50% of the published papers are investigating the applications of nanomaterials on biomedical fields.
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