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.
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 Pyhtochemicals. 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.
Ronald R. Watson