Alimentary and medicinal plants in functional nutrition


Título: Alimentary and medicinal plants in functional nutrition

Coordinadores: Anna Ilyina, R. Ramos-González, E.P. Segura-Ceniceros, A. Vargas-Segura, J.L. Martínez-Hernández

ISBN: 978-607-506-313-3

Fecha de publicación: 8 de diciembre de 2017

Editorial: Impreso en México

Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila

Libro PDF: alimentary.pdf

Introducción: Scientists state that most of the so-called civilization diseases – cardiovascu-lar problems, diabetes, allergy, anemia, and metabolic dysfunctions – are alimen-tary dependent (related to nutrition) and can be controlled with the use of special food products that have specific physiological effects – antiseptic, antioxidant, con-trolling and renewing the body systems, immunomodulating, etc. According to the statistics of the European Union, a person consumes over 1 ton of food per year.

Food composition has a great influence on the human body. Depending on its quality and harmlessness food can be the source of both – health and disease, for, as we know, the consumed elements have effect on every cell and organ of the human body. During the last years, lots of people (especially from poor regions) constantly expose their health to risks caused by their habitat and malnutrition.

Fast scientific and technological development, pollution and urbanization during the last century have played their crucial part in man’s nutrition. The every-day diet of every person has become richer in gustatory senses but less balanced in its composition.

The life of a modern person is closely connected to the technical progress, the decrease of physical activity, and increase of stress. These factors lead to low power inputs and logically cause food consumption to decrease. At the same time the amount of necessary micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and biologically active elements) maintains the same level as before but can’t be provided by the consumed food. In this situation quantity and quality of food products, their nutrition facts play the most important part.

Libro PDF: alimentary.pdf