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Human Health Benefits of Plant Bioactive Compounds

Potentials and Prospects, 1st Edition

Edited by Megh R. Goyal, Hafiz Ansar, Rasul Suleria

Apple Academic Press

409 pages | 3 Color Illus. | 16 B/W Illus.

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Human Health Benefits of Plant Bioactive Compounds: Potentials and Prospects focuses on the importance of functional foods and their secondary metabolites for human health, presenting new insights with scientific evidence on the use of functional foods in the treatment of certain diseases. The plants covered and their bioactive compounds are easily accessible and are believed to be effective with fewer side effects in comparison with modern drugs in the treatment of different diseases. They contain chemical compounds that can modify and modulate biological systems, eliciting therapeutic effects. Some plants and derived products mentioned include black carrot, olive oil, citrus peel, grapes, candy leaf, cereals and grains, and green and black tea.

This compendium sheds new light on the potential of functional foods for human health and contributes to the ocean of knowledge on food science and technology. It will be valuable for faculty, students, and researchers as well as those working in the food, nutraceuticals, and herbal industries.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Functional Foods for Human Health

1. Functional Foods: Concepts and Their Health Perspectives

Aamir Shehzad et al.

2. Plant-Based Functional Foods for Human Nutrition: Current Trends, Future Perspectives, and Phytochemical Attributes

Muhammad Sohaib, Ayesha Zafar, and Azmat Ullah Khan

3. Natural or Synthetic Antioxidants in Foods

Tosin Michael Olajide et al.

Part 2: Pharmacological Aspects of Fruits and Vegetables

4. Heath Benefits of Anthocyanins in Black Carrot (Daucus carota)

Iahtisham-Ul-Haq et al.

5. Olive Oil Phenols: Chemistry, Synthesis, Metabolism, Fats, and their Allied Health Claims

Muhammad Imran et al.

6. Phytochemicals from Citrus Peel: Perspectives and Allied Health Claims

Humaira Ashraf et al.

7. Phytochemistry of Grapes (Vitis vinifera L.): Functional and Nutraceutical Attributes

Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria et al.

Part 3: Pharmacological Aspects of Natural Products

8. Piceatannol: A Review of Natural Sources, Extraction Methods, and Biological Activities

Juliane Viganó et al.

9. Plant-Based Neurotoxins: Impact on Neural Pathologies

Seema Patel et al.

10. Health Benefits of Candy Leaf (Stevia rebaudiana): Physiological and Pharmacological Actions

Zubaria Ishaq et al.

Part 4: Pharmacological Aspects of Cereals, Grains, and Tea

11. Wheatgrass Juice: A Nutritional Weapon against Various Maladies

Tabussam Tufail et al.

12. Flaxseed: Shield against Life-Style-Related Maladies

Huma Bader-Ul-Ain et al.

13. Green Tea for Human Health Benefits: Phytonutrients and their Therapeutic Potential

Faiza Ashfaq et al.

14. Black Tea Polyphenols: Health-Endorsing Perspectives, a Mechanistic Appraisal

Ali Imran et al.

About the Editors

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus; and Senior Acquisitions Editor and Senior Technical Editor-in-Chief in Agriculture and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc.

Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, PhD, is currently working as Honorary Fellow in the Diamantina Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition