Special Issue "The Health Benefits of the Bioactive Compounds in Foods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2020) | Viewed by 100004
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Interests: health food ingredients; advance extraction technologies; isolation procedures; sustainable process; antioxidant activity; an-ti-inflammatory activity; chemical analysis; in vitro bioaccessibility; intestinal absorption; encapsulation of bioactive ingredients
Interests: antioxidant activity; antiinflammatory activity; plant extracts; phenolic compounds; pressurized liquid extraction; phenolic compounds encapsulation
The health benefits deriving from the consumption of certain foods have been common knowledge since ancient time. At present, numerous research papers have been focused on the beneficial role played by certain food components in the close relationship between food intake and health status. In this sense, many foods, including fruits, vegetables, fish, seaweeds, herbs, etc., are known to be excellent sources of bioactive compounds, such as carotenoids, phenolic compounds, terpenoids, fatty acids, and saponins, among others.
On the other hand, development of new foods or nutraceuticals with health benefits is a current topic today and represents an attractive opportunity for the food and/or pharmaceutical industries. However, this launch of new products should be endorsed by strong scientific evidence on the health benefits attributable to the intake of their bioactive ingredients. To this purpose, an elucidation about the most suitable source of a specific bioactive compound is required. This study should include the development of the better extraction technique, isolation, and also an accurate analysis of the bioactive compounds using the most adequate techniques. Moreover, the biological activities of these compounds should be elucidated, including in vitro, cell, and also clinical trials. Studies focusing on changes during the digestion process, intestinal absorption rates, biological mechanisms of action or bioactivity of their metabolites are required to establish the real contribution of these compounds to the health status.
Therefore, in accordance with the aforementioned, this Special issue is looking for original research papers and review articles addressing recent advances in health benefits of the bioactive compounds in foods, including new sources of bioactive compounds, bioactive compounds in foods and their molecular mechanisms, their analysis, isolation, bioaccesibility, intestinal absorption rate, and bioavailability among other related aspects.
Prof. Laura Jaime de Pablo
Prof. Susana Santoyo Díez
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- bioactive compounds
- biological activity
- mechanism of action
- intestinal absorption