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Human Health Benefits of Plant Bioactive Compounds

Potentials and Prospects

Megh R. Goyal Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria Rasul Suleria



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Apple Academic Press Inc.
22 July 2019
Focusing on the importance of functional foods and their secondary metabolites for human health, this volume presents new insights with scientific evidence on the use of functional foods in the treatment of certain diseases. The plants covered and their bioactive compounds are easily accessible and are believed to be effective with fewer side effects in comparison with modern drugs in the treatment of different diseases. The plants contain chemical compounds that can modify and modulate biological systems, eliciting therapeutic effects. Some plants and derived products mentioned include black carrot, olive oil, citrus peel, grapes, candy leaf, cereals and grains, and green and black tea.

The volume is divided into four sections that cover these topics:

Functional foods for human health: the available sources, biochemistry, structural composition, and different biological activities, especially antioxidant activity. Pharmacological aspects of fruits and vegetables: the extraction of bioactive molecules, phytochemistry, and biological activities of a selection of plants. Pharmacological aspects of natural products: bioactive compounds, structural attributes, bioactivity of anthocyanin, piceatannol, and a review of the ethnobotany and medicinal properties of green and black tea. Pharmacological aspects of cereals and grains: the health benefits of flaxseed, wheatgrass juice, and use and therapeutic potential as supplements for disease management.
Edited by:   Megh R. Goyal, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Rasul Suleria
Imprint:   Apple Academic Press Inc.
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   386g
ISBN:   9781771887397
ISBN 10:   1771887397
Series:   Innovations in Plant Science for Better Health
Pages:   396
Publication Date:   22 July 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. He was also proclaimed as Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 60 books. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, PhD, is the Alfred Deakin Research Fellow at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Recently, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetic and Health at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA. He is an Honorary Fellow in the Diamantina Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia. The recipient of several awards and scholarships, Dr. Suleria has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

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