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Nuts are dried fruits are part of our daily diet. They are consumed as whole or as ingredients throughout the food system as products such as muffins, cereals, chocolates, energy bars, Nutella, breads, and cookies, among others. Health Benefits of Nuts and Dried Fruits provides a comprehensive overview of the literature on the health benefits of nuts and dried fruits. The book summarizes the current state of knowledge in key research areas and contain ideas for future product development.
Nuts contain a number of bioactives and health-promoting components. They are highly nutritious and contain macronutrients, micronutrients, fat-soluble bioactives, and phytochemicals. Moreover, nuts contain numerous types of antioxidants with different properties. In addition, nuts are recognized for their health-promoting aspects, particularly for their role in reducing cardiovascular disease risk. This may be due to the favorable lipid proﬁle and low-glycemic nature of nuts.
Dried fruits, which serve as important healthful snacks worldwide, provide a concentrated form of fresh fruits. They are nutritionally equivalent to fresh fruits in smaller serving sizes, ranging from 30 to 43 g depending on the fruit, in current dietary recommendation in different countries. Various scientiﬁc evidence suggest that individuals who consume dried fruits regularly have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, certain types of cancer, type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, inﬂammatory bowel disease, and osteoporosis as well as other non-communicable diseases.
Although this book is intended primarily as a reference book, it will also summarize the current state of knowledge in key research areas and contain idea for future work for the reader. Food Scientists, biochemists, nutritionists, health professionals, decision makers, and regulatory agencies, among others will benefits from this book.
Health benefits of nuts and dried fruits: an overview. Nuts. Nuts: Nutrients, Natural Antioxidants, Fat-soluble Bioactives, and Phenolics. Effect of nut consumption on blood lipids, Lipoproteins, and Apolipoproteins - Summary of the evidence. Nuts and cardio-metabolic syndrome (endothelia function, inflammation, and blood pressure). The energetics of nut consumption (oral processing, appetite and energy balance). Nut consumption and cardiovascular disease. Nut consumption and adiposity. Nuts in the prevention and management of diabetes. Nut consumption and cancer. Nut consumption and All-cause and cause-specific mortality and longeviy: a review of the evidence. Nuts and Brain Health: Cognition, Depression, and neurodegenerative diseases. Nuts in healthy dietary patterns and dietary guidelines. Nuts: Gut health and microbiota Dried Fruits. Dried fruits: Nutrients, Natural Antioxidants, and Phytochemicals. Bioavailability of nutrients and phytochemicals from dried fruits. Effect of dried fruits on lipid profiles (dose-response, effects on different groups, and different dried fruits and cardiovascular diseases. Dried fruits and cardio-metabolic syndrome (endothelia function, inflammation, and blood pressure). Dried fruits intake and cardiovascular diseases (subclinical and clinical outcomes, sudden cardiac death, and stroke). Dried fruits in the prevention and control of diabetes (insulin resistance and prediabetes). Dried fruit consumption and cancer. Dried fruits: bone health and osteoprotection. Dried fruits: Bone Health and osteoprotection. Dried fuits: Gut health and microbiota. Other health benefits of dried fruits: cognitive function, appetite, satiety control, intestinal health, hepatoprotection. Dried fruits as components of healthy dietary patterns