Review on Functional Foods Emerging Science

Editor(s): Knowledge Series 3,  2015

Summary

The present era has seen a resurgence of the age old tenet of Hippocrates which said, ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’. Today, the science of nutrition has moved from the traditional concepts of compensating deficiencies to the concept of using food as preventive medicine. The Nestlé Nutrition Institute is extremely delighted to bring you review articles on Functional foods which reviews the history and the concept of functional foods as adopted by different countries, identify the foods which naturally contain these bioactive compounds and their role in health and diseases.