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Fruits, vegetables, and herbs : bioactive foods in health promotion / edited by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy.

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Subject: Phytonutrients.
Vegetables in human nutrition.
Fruit in human nutrition.
Plant bioactive compounds.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780128029893
  • ISBN: 0128029897
  • ISBN: 0128029722
  • ISBN: 9780128029725
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 593 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: London, UK : Academic Press is an Elsevier, 2016.

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General Note: Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Front Cover; Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Overview of Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs in Health; 1 Socioeconomic inequalities in fruit and vegetable intakes; Introduction; Overview of Evidence on Socioeconomic Inequalities in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption; Children; Adolescents; Adults; Older adults; Summary; Mechanisms Underlying Socioeconomic Inequalities in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption; Children; Intrapersonal determinants; Social determinants; Environmental determinants; Adolescents.
Intrapersonal determinantsSocial determinants; Environmental determinants; Adults; Intrapersonal mediators; Social mediators; Environmental mediators; Older adults; Intrapersonal, social, and environmental mediators; Summary; Future Research Directions; Measures of socioeconomic position; Measures of fruit and vegetable intake; Understudied Populations; Improvements to study design and statistical analysis; Implications for Practice; Conclusion; References; 2 Industrial freezing, cooking, and storage differently affect antioxidant nutrients in vegetables; Introduction.
The Industrial Processing of Frozen VegetablesPhenol Oxidizing Enzymes and Blanching; Optimization of the Total Phenols Extraction and Analysis; Comparison Among Vegetables: Spinach, Broccoli, and Green Beans; Experimental Data Obtained in Our Laboratory; Conclusions; References; 3 Pharmacological properties of some medicinal plants, its components and using fields; Introduction; Some of the Plants That Have Contributed to the Discovery of Drugs for Use in Modern Medicine; Matricaria chamomilla L.; Description; Traditional use; Chemical constituents; Pharmacological properties.
Toxicological studyAnalgesic activity; Antiinflammatory activity; Central nervous system activity; Ormenis mixta L.; Description; Traditional use; Chemical constituents; Pharmacological properties; Antiproliferative effect; Pistacia atlantica Desf.; Description; Traditional use; Chemical constituents; Pharmacological properties; Toxicological study; Antiinflammatory activity; Antimicrobial activity; Antioxidant activity; Radical scavenging and antiacetylcholinesterase activities; Effect in acetic acid induced colitis in rats; Papaver rhoeas L.; Description; Chemical constituents.
Traditional usePharmacological properties; Toxicological study; Antiinflammatory and antinociceptive effects; Antigenotoxic capacity; Antimicrobial activity; References; 4 Nutritional indicators and health aspects of fruit and vegetable consumption in aged adults; Introduction; The Aging Body; Fruits and Vegetables and Their Special Role in the Nutrition of the Elderly; Fruits and vegetables as nutrient-rich, low-energy foods; Antioxidants and bioactive plant components; Dietary fiber; Intake of Fruits and Vegetables in Elderly Across Europe.
Summary, etc.: 'Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs' brings together experts from around the world working on the cutting edge of research on fruit, vegetables and herbs in health promotion. Offering a timely, concise, scientific appraisal of the efficacy of key foods to prevent disease and improve the quality of life, it provides valuable evidence-based conclusions and recommendations.
Source of Description Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (ScienceDirect, viewed May 9, 2016).
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