Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion

1st Edition - April 23, 2016
  • Editors: Ronald Watson, Victor Preedy
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128029725
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128029893

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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


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

    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

    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

    16. Poi history, uses and role in health
    17. Bioactive potential of two wild edible mushrooms of the Western Ghats of India

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 618
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: April 23, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128029725
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128029893

About the Editors

Ronald Watson

Ronald Watson
Ronald Ross Watson, PhD, is Professor of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Watson 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 the United States 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 as a Lt. Colonel. He is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Dr. Watson’s career has involved studying many lifestyle aspects for their uses in health promotion. He has edited over 100 biomedical reference books and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and drugs of abuse in heart function and disease in mouse models.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Victor Preedy

Dr. Preedy is a senior member of King's College London and 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. 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 an extremely experienced book editor, having edited influential works including but not limited to The Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies, The Neuroscience of Cocaine, and upcoming titles The Neuroscience of Alcohol, The Neuroscience of Nicotine, and more (all Elsevier).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Clinical Biochemistry; Director of the Genomics Centre, King’s College, London, UK

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