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Food Phytochemicals for Cancer Prevention: Teas, Spices and Herbs, Vol. 54
Chi-Tang Ho
0841227691
January 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Examines the health effects of phytochemicals in beverages, spices, and Oriental herbs. Features chapters on the suppression of active oxygen species by natural antioxidants. Reviews analysis and biological activity of phytochemicals in ginger, licorice, sesame, turmeric, and other Oriental
medicinal plants. Presents recent studies of the health effects of green tea and tea polyphenols. Describes phytochemicals in food spices and coloring agents and their modulation of carcinogenesis as well as their biochemical, immunological, and molecular mechanisms.


Prescription for Dietary Wellness
Phyllis Balch
1583331476
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
As Hippocrates said, "Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food." Seems people didn't listen to him, because as the U.S. Surgeon General said more than 2,000 years after him, "Two-thirds of all deaths in 1997 in this country could be attributed to diet." They'd both likely advocate the information contained in Prescription for Dietary Wellness, a massive reference aimed at preventing and treating disease through diet. The Balchs, authors of the 3-million-plus bestseller Prescription for Nutritional Healing, which focuses mainly on supplements and herbs, have created another masterpiece. This book gives a solid education in nutrition basics, with references to the latest research. It also includes flavorful, antioxidant-packed recipes, and adds advice that has been proven effective for...


Soy of Cooking: Easy-to-Make Vegetarian, Low-Fat, Fat-Free, and Antioxidant-Rich Gourmet Recipes
Marie Oser
0471347051
May 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Now, you can create elegant meals that are as healthy as they are delicious. Soy of Cooking is a gourmet guide to preparing savory meatless dishes that incorporate nutrient-rich soyfoods into your diet -- high in antioxidants and phytochemicals, as well as fiber and vitamins. With more than 170 enticing recipes, this innovative cookbook shows how to combine creative techniques and easy-to-find soyfoods to make healthy starters, main dishes, desserts, and more with tempting, artful presentations. All of the recipes have 5 grams of for or less and include complete nutrition analiysis. This collection of healthy and delectable soyfood creations includes: Spicy Roasted Pepper Dip, Raspberry Walnut Dressing, Pumpkin Ravioli, Saucy Pizza Abbondanza, and Frozen Fudge Cheesecake. Soy of Cooking defines 30 new and...


Biologically-Active Phytochemicals in Food
W. Pfannhauser
0854048065
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The importance of a good diet is recognised by experts and consumers alike, and phytochemicals have been identified as one key ingredient. Scientists throughout the world are striving to determine the nature, role and significance of phytochemicals in diets, whole foods and supplements, in order to identify and exploit commercial opportunities which will offer health benefits to the consumer. Biologically-Active Phytochemicals in Food looks at the biosynthesis and significance of phytochemicals, their analysis and antioxidant behaviour, paying special attention to their anti-oxidant properties. It also discusses the influence of structure and processing on the bioavailability, and hence efficacy, of phytochemicals. Presenting state-of-the-art international research, this book will be welcomed by food chemists,...


Food Factors in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Fereidoon Shahidi (Editor)
0841238073
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
In recent years, due to increasing demands of consumers for alternative and preventive health management, the market for supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods has expanded exponentially. Food Factors in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention brings together expert scientists in
chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, and related medical sciences from Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Europe, and North America to addresss important food factors which have shown effects in health promotion and disease prevention.

This volume includes recent advances in phytochemicals and health, including several chapters on bioavailability, signal transduction, and gene modulation of bioactives in foods.

Book Info
(American Chemical Society) Second author, Chi-Tang Ho, is...


Food-Drug Synergy and Safety
Lilian U. Thompson (Editor)
084932775X
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Food synergy refers to the interaction of two or more components within a food, of two or more whole foods or of foods and drugs working together such that the potential health benefit is greater than the effect of the single component, food or drug.. Food-Drug Synergy and Safety addresses the topic of food and food-drug synergy among various groups of diseases and conditions. It discusses the healthful combinations of food components and food-drug combinations. Organized by disease groups for easy reference in a clinical setting, the chapters follow a consistent framework and address food synergy, food-drug synergy, and potential health benefits and safety aspects.


Functional Foods: Designer Foods, Pharmafoods, Nutraceuticals
Israel Goldberg
0834216884
January 1999
Hardcover
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