Functional Foods of the East

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John Shi, Chi-Tang Ho, Fereidoon Shahidi
CRC Press, Oct 21, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 502 pages
Health and healing foods have a long history in the Asian cultures. Those of Eastern culture have long believed that food and medicine are from the same source and can treat illnesses and promote a healthier life. This volume covers certain traditional Asian functional foods, their history, functionality, health benefits, physiological properties,
 

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"Let thy food be thy medicine" -- Hippocrates
Food has healing properties. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view, different foods can have different effects. When used correctly, food
-as-medicine will correct any health imbalances and bring you back to life. I've also read "Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition" and this book is in the same vein, although with more direct application of TCM principles, and revealing many more traditional foods that I hadn't come across before. Some of these foods, sadly are being forgotten even in modern Asian cultures. This is an important book for preserving this important wisdom! 

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Great, timely book.

Contents

Yin Yang Five Phases Theory and the Application of Traditional Chinese Functional Foods
1
Traditional Chinese Functional Foods
13
Traditional Indian Functional Foods
51
Some Biological Functions of Carotenoids inJapanese Food
85
Traditional Chinese Medicated Diets
99
Functional Foods and Mens Health
123
Therapeutic Potential of Ginseng for the Prevention and Treatment of Neurological Disorders
147
Functional Foods from Green Tea
173
FenugreekBased Spice
263
Soybean as a Special Functional Food Formula for Improving Womens Health
277
Southeast Asian Fruits and Their Functionalities
297
Health Benefi ts of Kochujang Korean Red Pepper Paste
313
Antioxidant Functional Factors in Nuts
343
Functional Foods Basedon Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoidesssp turkestanica and Autumn Olive Elaeagnusumbellata Berries
399
Traditional Medicinal Wines
417
Quality Assurance and Safety Protection of Traditional Chinese Herbs as Dietary Supplements
431

Polyphenols Antioxidant Activities and Beneficial Effects of Black Oolong and Puer Teas
197
Sesame for Functional Foods
215
Back cover
469
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