Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease Prevention, Second Edition investigates the benefits of nuts and seeds in health and disease prevention using an organizational style that will provide easy-access to information that supports identifying treatment options and the development of symptom-specific functional foods. This book examines seeds and nuts as agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions and explores the impact of compositional differences between various seeds and nuts, including differences based on country of origin and processing technique. Finally, the book includes methods for the analysis of seed and nut-related compounds.
Written for nutrition researchers, nutritionists, food scientists, government regulators of food, and students of agriculture, oils and feeds, nutrition and life sciences, this book is sure to be a welcomed resource.
- Identifies options and opportunities for improving health through the consumption of nut and seed products
- Provides easy access to information that supports the identification of treatment options
- Contains insights into health benefits that will assist in development of symptom-specific functional foods
- Examines seeds and nuts as agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions
- Explores the impact of compositional differences between various seeds and nuts, including differences based on country of origin and processing technique
- Includes methods for analysis of seed and nut-related compound
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Section 1: Seeds as Foods in Health and Disease Prevention 1. Whole and Ground Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) Seeds, Chia Oil: Effects on Plasma Lipids and Fatty Acids 2. Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) Seeds and Phytochemicals in Human Health 3. Soursop (Annona muricata L.) Seeds, Therapeutic and Possible Food Potential 4. Lepidium sativum seeds 5. Cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) Seed Volatile Oil: Chemistry and Role in Health and Disease Prevention 6. Lentil (Lens culinaris) seeds 7. Moringa oleifera Seeds and Oil: Characteristics and Uses for Human Health 8. The Nutritional Value and Health Benefits of Chickpeas and Hummus 9. Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Seeds in Food, Nutrition, and Health 10. Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum L. Gaert.) Seeds in Health 11. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Seeds in Health and Nutrition 12. Coriandrum Sativum: characterization, biological activities and application 13. Fatty Acid Content of Commonly Available Seed 14. Tocopherols and Tocotrienols in Common and Emerging Dietary Sources: Occurrence, Applications, and Health Benefits 15. Seeds in Cardiovascular Health 16. Health Benefits of Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Seeds and Peanut Oil Consumption 17. Blend of sesame and Rice Bran Oils lowers Hyperglycemia and Improves the Lipids 18. Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Linn. Maton) Seeds in Health 19. Black Soybean (Glycine max L. Merril) SeedsT Antioxidant Capacity 20. Flax Seed (Linum usitatissimum) Fatty Acids 21. Use of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) Seeds in Health 22. Antibacterial Activity of Grape (Vitis vinifera, Vitis rotundifolia) Seeds 23. A Novel Extract of Fenugreek Husk Alleviates Postmenopausal Symptoms and Helps to Establish Hormonal Balance 24.Carob (Ceratonia siliqua L.) Seeds, Endosperm and Germ Composition, and Application to Health 25. Usage and Significance of Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) Seeds in Eastern Medicine 26. Legumes Have a Low Contribution to the Total Energy Intake of the Mexican Population 27. Pulses in the Dietary Management of Diabetes 28. Current Advances in the Metabolomics Study on Lotus Seed
Section 2: Nuts as Foods in Health and Disease Prevention 29. Usage of Date (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Seeds in Human Health and Animal Feed 30. Nuts in Cardiovascular Health 31. Health Benefits of Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) and Peanut Oil Consumption 32. Consumption and non-communicable diseases: evidence from epidemiological studies 33. Protective role of Nigella sativa and thymoquinone I oxidative stress 34. Antioxidants in Nuts 35. Fatty Acid Content of Commonly Available Nuts 36. Biological functions of soyasaponins: The potential use to improve zinc nutrition 37. Nut consumption and age-related disease 38. Almond (Prunus dulcis) Seeds and Oxidative Stress 39. Nut consumption, lipid profile, and health outcomes 40. No difference in health-related quality of life, after a food challenge with cashew nut in children 41. Prevalence and factors associated to peanut allergy in Mexican school children 42. Nuts and Seeds In Musculoskeletal diseases 43. Nuts and Seeds in Breast Feeding 44. Prebiotic Nut Compounds and Human Microbiota 45. Food Allergy and Intolerance: Distinction, Definitions and Delimitation 46. Nuts and Seeds in Sexual Disorders 47. Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) 48. Nuts and Oral Health 49. Betel Nut (Areca catechu) Usage and Its Effects on Health 50. Nut Consumption is Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Adults 51. Development of a Drinkable, Peanut-Based Dietary Supplement and Comparison of Its Nutritional and Microbiological Qualities with Commercial Products
Dr. Preedy is a senior member of King's College London and Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well-being. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is an extremely experienced book editor, having edited influential works including but not limited to The Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies, The Neuroscience of Cocaine, and upcoming titles The Neuroscience of Alcohol, The Neuroscience of Nicotine, and more (all Elsevier).
Watson, Ronald Ross
Ronald Ross Watson, PhD, is Professor of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Watson began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a Fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United States which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Dr. Watson's career has involved studying many lifestyle aspects for their uses in health promotion. He has edited over 100 biomedical reference books and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and drugs of abuse in heart function and disease in mouse models.