What are
Functional Foods???

In the following table, the right side I have list some of the most promising functional foods, as well as natural products.

Cancer Prevention

Diindolylemethane (found in broccoli-family vegetables),

Fish oil (found in salmon and other cold-water fish)

Flaxseed (contains lignans)

Folate

Garlic

Green tea

I3C (found in broccoli-family vegetables)

IP6 (found in nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains, cantaloupe, and citrus fruits)

Lycopene (found in tomatoes)

Resveratrol (found in grape skin)

Selenium

Soy foods

Turmeric (added to many foods as a preservative)

Vitamin C

Vitamin E

Cataracts

Lutein (found in dark-green vegetables)

Cavities

Xylitol (added to chewing gum and candy)

Colds and flus

Echinacea (herbal tea)

Garlic

Diabetes

Chromium (whole grains, brewer’s yeast, fortified nutritional yeast, liver)

Evening primrose oil

Diarrhea

Probiotics (Friendly bacteria) (found in yogurt)

Digestive problems

Probiotics (Friendly bacteria) (found in yogurt)

Ear infections

Xylitol (added to chewing gum and candy)

Easy bruising

Bioflavonoids (found in citrus fruits, buckwheat, and most fruits and vegetables)

Eczema

Probiotics (Friendly bacteria) (found in yogurt)

General nutrition

Fortified grains and beverages

Heart disease prevention

Alpha-linolenic acid (found in flaxseed oil)

Calcium (added to beverages; found in milk and other dairy products)

Garlic

Fish oil (found in salmon and other cold-water fish)

Potassium (found in orange juice, bananas, and other foods)

Soy products

Stanols/Sterols (added to margarine and other spreads)

Fiber (oats, etc.)

Wine and other alcoholic beverages (in moderation)

High cholesterol

Fiber (found in whole grains and fruits, legumes, and vegetables)

Garlic

Krill Oil

Soy products

Stanols (added to margarine and other spreads)

Menopausal symptoms

Soy products

Nausea

Ginger (beverages)

Osteoporosis

Calcium (added to beverages; found in milk and other dairy products)

Vitamin D (added to butter, milk, and other beverages)

Soy foods

PMS

Calcium (added to beverages; found in milk and other dairy products)

Krill Oil

Ulcerative colitis

Probiotics (Friendly bacteria) (found in yogurt)

Urinary tract infections

Cranberry juice

Vaginal infection

Probiotics (Friendly bacteria)(found in yogurt)

 

 

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