Functional foods: current issues and trends

Pabla María MÁRQUEZ FERNÁNDEZ, Diana Margarita MÁRQUEZ FERNÁNDEZ

Abstract


Functional foods are characterized for containing various components, some of which are classified as nutrients, and they affect diverse important functions in the body producing wellness and health and/or decrease in the risk of some diseases. Accordingly, these foods, besides from satisfying hunger and providing nutrients that are necessary for the organism, also prevent nutrition related diseases and improve the body at physical and mental levels.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.vitae.v26n1a01 Abstract : 150 PDF : 144

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