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Functional Foods

What we eat appears to have a great role in the prevention and development of many health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and others. The industry of functional foods has been growing in the middle of the economic recession, contrary to what many experts thought. Among the reasons for this growth is the increased consumer health awareness and their interest in maintaining good health and preventing health problems.... Read more

Fruit and vegetable consumption is good for health, but …

Increasing incidences of some chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease, especially in industrial countries, have raised a lot of awareness in the last few years regarding the importance of diet. It is estimated that one third of the cancer cases and up to half of cardiovascular disease rates are thought to be diet related. Many studies have shown mounting evidence that people who avoid fruit and vegetables completely, or consume very little, are indeed at increased risk of these diseases. Therefore, interest in the health benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption is increasing, fruit and vegetable consumption in many countries has increased, and therefore fruit and vegetable production has certainly increased.... Read more