Importance of functional foods in the Mediterranean diet.

@article{Ortega2006ImportanceOF,
  title={Importance of functional foods in the Mediterranean diet.},
  author={Rosa M Ortega},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 8A},
  pages={
          1136-40
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Analyse the importance of components of Mediterranean diet in functional feeding. DESIGN We have based the study in a bibliographic review. RESULTS Many of the characteristic components of the traditional Mediterranean diet (MD) are known to have positive effects on health, capacity and well-being, and can be used to design functional foods. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are all rich in phenols, flavonoids, isoflavonoids, phytosterols and phytic acid--essential bioactive compounds… CONTINUE READING

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