Kjemisk institutt

Ph.d. prøveforelesning / PhD Trial Lecture


MSc. Helge Berland holder prøveforelesning for doktorgraden.

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Oppgitt emne: Chemistry of functional foods

Nutraceuticals or functional foods are foods that provide both health benefits to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and basic nutrition. Functional foods are foods that have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition. Functional foods are claimed to promote optimal health and help reduce the risk of disease. The positive health effects of functional foods are explained by their content of a number of bioactive natural products. This lecture provides an overview of the most important classes of bioactive natural products present in functional foods, as well as the specific and potential health benefits associated with intake of these compounds.