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Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Health Promotion

1st Edition

Edited by Ronald Ross Watson

CRC Press

360 pages

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The use of dietary vegetables and medicinal herbs to improve health is a phenomenon that is taking society by storm. Herbal products are now a multi-billion dollar business. Even more important, this business is built upon extremely little research data. The FDA is pushing the industry-with Congress' help- to base their claims and products on scientific phenomena.

Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Health Promotion discusses the most effective ways of conducting research geared toward deriving maximum nutritional benefit from vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The book addresses such questions as:

o How much vegetables and herbs should be consumed?

o Can extracts or components be useful replacements for vegetable consumption?

o Does red wine reduce the risk of heart disease, and if so, what are the active agents and mechanisms?

Increased consumption of vegetables and herbs promotes health, increases longevity, and reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease. Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Health Promotion is an invaluable reference for providing you with the knowledge necessary for fostering positive changes in dietary habits.


"Health scientists and physicians will appreciate the book's readable text as introductory material and as a beginning for further study…Information is scholarly yet accessible to any educated readership…Recommended for academic libraries, and medical institutions."

--CHOICE Magazine

Table of Contents

Plants and Animal Estrogens in Menopause

Coenzyme Q10 and Heart Disease and Health Promotion

Japanese Vegetable Juice, Aojiru, and Health Promotion

The Immunomodulatory Potential of Phytochemicals

Nutrients in Cognitive Disorder

Antioxidants as Therapies of Diseases of Old Age

Nutrition and Stress in Cause and Prevention of Eye Diseases of Old Age

Fruits and Vegetables and Cancer Risk of the Aged

Vegetable Extract Supplements: Nutritional and Biomedical Effects

Nutrients and Vegetables: Protection from Sun Damage

Vegetables and Their Antioxidants in Reducing Tobacco Smoke Toxicity

Functional Medicine Diets to Attenuate Neurodegenerative Diseases

Cranberries and Disease Prevention

Taste and Vegetable and Fruit Intake in the Aged

Gastrointestinal Nutritional Problems in the Aged: Role in Vegetable and Fruit Use

Foods That Reduce Stress: Immune Management

Tomatoes and Their Extract in Health Promotion

Role of Fruits and Vegetables and Their Extracts in Preventing Osteoporosis

Soybean and Soybean Phytochemicals: Prospects for Cancer and Disease Prevention

Garlic and Health Promotion

Wine and Grapes

Herbal and Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine From a European Perspective

Dietary Intervention Strategy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
MEDICAL / Nutrition