Special Issue "Functional Foods in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Volume II"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 1463
Special Issue Editor
Interests: healthy diet; human nutrition; functional food; food hygiene
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Special Issue Information
A healthy diet is one of the essential conditions for a healthy lifestyle. However, in order to implement a healthy diet, it is necessary to have access to food of a high nutritional value that contain significant amounts of health-promoting ingredients with preventive effects against the so-called lifestyle diseases, which are rapidly spreading in today’s world. These include cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis and hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and depression, and also entail a generalized decline in immunity, consequently increasing the body’s susceptibility to bacterial and viral infections. Many natural food ingredients can lower the risks to individual health, such as polyphenols, omega-3 LC PUFA, vitamins, minerals, and many other bioactive substances of plant and animal origins.
Science and technology work in parallel in the context of food enhancement in terms of both the preservation and enhancement of the nutritional values and desirable health influences of food products. There is an urgent need for evidence confirming the effects of the bioactive substances that are, or could be developed into, food ingredients, and which of these—whether alone or in synthesis with the entire matrix (i.e., a food product)—can strengthen the human immune system’s capacity to fight diseases and yield positive effects on the metabolism. While collecting this evidence will require a great deal of work, it also provides scientists in the fields of biology, food technology, medicine, dietetics, animal husbandry, and agronomy with an opportunity to conduct innovative and much-needed research. We anticipate that many interesting papers from these fields of research will be submitted to this Special Issue, in which the results will be published and disseminated.
Prof. Dr. Wojciech Kolanowski
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- health-promoting ingredients
- bioactive substances
- disease prevention
- functional food