Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Edited By Robert E.C. Wildman, Richard S. Bruno, 3rd Ed

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Published December 4, 2019 by CRC Press
350 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations

Book Description


The field of functional foods along with their bioactive food components has grown tremendously over the past decades. Often guided by hypothesis-generating epidemiological observations, discoveries from basic science studies and controlled trials in humans have provided critical evidence to help establish an optimal diet that alleviates chronic disease risk. These advances have also driven efforts by the food and nutraceutical industries to establish and market health claims, formulate extra-value foods, and even generate new health foods for human benefit.

Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Third Edition, compiles the data from experts in the field that potentiates the already established credibility of the earlier editions. In its three-section format, it provides an authoritative summary of the prophylactic and/or medicinal benefits of natural foods and their constituents that are linked to favorable health outcomes. Beginning with an overview of the field and associated regulations, each chapter describes the chemical properties, bioactivities, dietary sources, and evidence of these health-promoting dietary constituents.



• Summarizes plant- and animal-based functional foods and their bioactive components

• New chapters on cannabidiol and scientific, legal, and regulatory considerations; green tea and nutraceutical applications; and herbal nutraceuticals and insulin resistance

• Includes information on functional food beverages including coffee, green tea, and dairy milk

• Discusses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of vitamin E, anthocyanins and other (poly)phenolic compounds, and carotenoids

• Provides an update on the health benefits and requirements of protein and performance and therapeutic application and safety of creatine.


Table of Contents


Section 1: Overview of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Chapter 1 Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Robert E.C. Wildman

Chapter 2 Regulation of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Rick Collins, Jay Manfre, and Robert E.C. Wildman

Section 2: Plant-Derived Nutraceuticals

Chapter 3 Lycopene: Food Sources, Properties, and Effects on Human Health

Jessica L. Cooperstone

Chapter 4 Lutein in Neural Health and Disease

Amy C. Long and Amy D. Mackey

Chapter 5 Garlic: Chemistry, Function, and Implications for Health and Disease

Sharon A. Ross and Craig S. Charron

Chapter 6 The Role of Tocopherols in Health

Richard S. Bruno

Chapter 7 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Priyankar Dey, Geoffrey Y. Sasaki, and Richard S. Bruno

Chapter 8 Scientific, Legal, and Regulatory Considerations for Cannabidiol

Jay Manfre, Rick Collins, Marielle Kahn Weintraub et al

Chapter 9 Coffee as a Functional Beverage

Victoria Burgess, Lem Taylor, and Jose Antonio

Chapter 10 Dietary Fiber and Coronary Heart Disease

Thunder Jalili, Eunice Mah, Denis M. Medeiros et al

Chapter 11 Anthocyanins and Their Health Benefits

Justin G. Martin, Gary D. Stoner, and Jairam K.P. Vanamala

Chapter 12 Olive Oil and Health Benefits

Denis M. Medeiros and Meghan Hampton

Chapter 13 Nutraceutical Herbs and Insulin Resistance

Giuseppe Derosa and Pamela Maffioli

Section 3: Food Nutraceuticals from Animals

Chapter 14 Protein as a Functional Food Ingredient for Optimizing Weight Loss and Body Composition

Paul J. Arciero, Michael J. Ormsbee, Robert E.C. Wildman et al

Chapter 15 Nutraceutical Application of Creatine

Richard B. Kreider, Douglas S. Kalman, Jose Antonio, et al.

Chapter 16 Chicken Eggs and Human Health

Jonathan Merkle, Christopher Bailey, and Kevin Ruff

Chapter 17 Dairy Milk: A Functional Beverage for Human Health

Joshua D. McDonald and Richard S. Bruno

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