Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128029725, 9780128029893

Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

1st Edition

Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion

Editors: Ronald Ross Watson Victor Preedy
eBook ISBN: 9780128029893
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128029725
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th May 2016
Page Count: 618
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Description

Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion brings together experts from around the world working on the cutting edge of research on fruit, vegetables, and herbs in health promotion. Offering a timely, concise, scientific appraisal of the efficacy of key foods to prevent disease and improve the quality of life, Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion provides valuable evidence-based conclusions and recommendations. This reference text will encourage further research on the potential benefits of fruits and vegetables in health and disease prevention, providing a basis for possible dietary modifications by the government and the public.

Key Features

  • Provides insight on bioactive constituents found in fruits and vegetables that can be further studied to improve health and disease resistance or incorporated into other food products and used as alternative medicines and dietary supplements
  • Includes valuable information on how fruits are important sources of bioflavonoids and nonnutritive bioactives that modify body functions
  • Offers a conclusion or summary of evidence at the end of each chapter to enhance understanding of new approaches in the field

Readership

nutrition researchers and food scientists, technologists, food processors and product developers, public health researchers

Table of Contents

Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion

SECTION 1--OVERVIEW OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND HERBS IN HEALTH
1. Socioeconomic inequalities in fruit and vegetable intakes
2. Industrial freezing, cooking and storage differently affect antioxidant nutrients in vegetables
3. Pharmacological properties of some medicinal plants, their components and using fields
4. Nutritional indicators and health aspects of fruit and vegetable consumption in aged adults
5. Diabetes, diabetic complications and flavonoids
6. Curcumin: The epigenetic therapy
7. Nutraceuticalsas therapeutic agents for inflammation
8. Vegetarian diets and disease outcomes
9. Diet and nutrition role in prostate health

SECTION 2--FRUIT AND HEALTH AND DISEASES
10. Advances in the study of the health benefits and mechanism of actions of the pulp and seed of the Amazonian palm fruit, Euterpe oleracea Mart., known as "Açai"
11. Grape bioactives for human health
12. Kiwifruit and health
13. Cocoa--Past medicinal uses, current scientific evidence, and advertised health benefits
14. Pomegranate juice and extract
15. Berries and blood pressure

SECTION 3--VEGETABLES IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
16. Poi history, uses and role in health
17. Bioactive potential of two wild edible mushrooms of the Western Ghats of India

SECTION 4--HERBS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
18. Nutrient profile, bioactive components and functional properties of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench)
19. Fruits and vegetable consumption patterns, barriers, and federal nutrition assistance programs in the U.S.
20. Dietary fiber and health: Cardiovascular disease and beyond
21. Fruits, vegetables, and herbs: Bioactive foods promoting wound healing
22. Curcumin in Hepatic Stellate Cell Activation in health
23. Curcumin against amyloid pathology in mental health and brain composition
24. Recent developments in using plant derived natural products as tubulin inhibitors for the management of cancer
25. Medicinal and nutritional qualities of Zingiber officinale'
26. Antimicrobials from herbs, spices and plants

Details

No. of pages:
618
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128029893
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128029725

About the Editor

Ronald Ross Watson

Ronald Ross Watson

Ronald Ross Watson PhD is a professor of Health Promotion Sciences in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was one of the founding members of this school serving the mountain west of the USA. He is a professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and USA which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring at a Lt. Colonel. He published 450 papers, and presently directs or has directed several NIH funded biomedical grants relating to alcohol and disease particularly immune function and cardiovascular effects including studying complementary and alternative medicines. Professor Ronald Ross Watson was Director of a National Institutes of Health funded Alcohol Research Center for 5 years. The main goal of the Center was to understand the role of ethanol-induced immunosuppression on immune function and disease resistance in animals. He is an internationally recognized alcohol-researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. He also initiated and directed other NIH-associated work at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Dr. Watson has funding from companies and non-profit foundations to study bioactive foods’ components in health promotion. Professor Watson attended the University of Idaho, but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in Chemistry in 1966. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 1971 in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral schooling was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health in Nutrition and Microbiology, including a two-year postdoctoral research experience in immunology. Professor Watson is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Overall his career has involved studying many foods for their uses in health promotion. He has edited 120 biomedical reference books, particularly in health and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research in foods, nutrition and bacterial disease also prepare him to edit this book. He has 4 edited works on nutrition in aging. He has extensive experience working with natural products, alcohol, exercise, functional foods and dietary extracts for health benefits and safety issues, including getting 12 patents. Dr. Watson has done laboratory studies in mice on immune functions that decline with aging and the role of supplements in delaying this process as modified by alcohol and drugs of abuse.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and School of Medicine, Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ, USA

Victor Preedy

Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is a senior member of King's College London. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.

Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well being. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and a founding member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Biology. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is Editor of the influential works The Handbook Of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse and The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies (all published by Academic Press-Elsevier).

Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree (DSc). Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 1995 and also as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. He was then elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (2004). In 2009, Professor Preedy became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and in 2012 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 600 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Dietetics, King's College London, UK