Vegetables and Fruits: Nutritional and Therapeutic Values

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CRC Press, Jan 24, 2008 - Medical - 304 pages
The modern synthetic diet, formulated to appeal to our inherent attraction to sugar, salt, fats, and calories at the expense of nutrition, leaves us over-fed and under-nourished. A considerable portion of chronic human diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, appear to be related largely to a diet that is inadequate in the essential vitamins

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Chapter 1 Nutritional and Therapeutic Values of Vegetables
Chapter 2 Vitamins and Minerals of Vegetables
Chapter 3 Flavonoid Isoflavone and Carotenoid Contents in Raw Vegetables
Chapter 4 Nutritional and Therapeutic Values of Fruits
Chapter 5 Vitamins and Minerals of Fruits
Chapter 6 Vegetables and Fruits Used to Protect Health
Chemical Components and Their Sources
List of English and Scientific Names Vegetables
List of Scientific and English Names Vegetables
List of English and Scientific Names Fruits
List of Scientific and English Names Fruits
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Page 4 - ... the coupled oxidation of p-carotene and linoleic acid. Using the same oxidation model Gazzani et al.' reported that when prepared at 2C, most vegetable juices showed initial pro-oxidant activity. This pro-oxidant activity was very high for eggplant, tomato, and yellow bell pepper. In the cases of carrot, celery, garlic, mushroom, zucchini, tomato, and particularly eggplant juice, it was reported that the antioxidant activity of the vegetables was increased by boiling. This suggests that the...
Page 3 - ... activity using different oxidation systems. 3 " 14 In addition to the differences in methodologies, different extraction methods used to release antioxidative constituents result in variation of the antioxidant activities reported for vegetables. In early studies Pratt and Watts 3 and Pratt 4 found that green onion tops were twice as potent as antioxidants than potato peel, green pepper and green onion and four times more potent than potatoes in inhibiting the coupled oxidation of p-carotene...
Page ii - The information in this book is primarily for reference and education. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a physician. The uses of medicinal plants described in this book are not recommendations, and the author is not responsible for liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of information in this book. Acknowledgments The author thanks Paul Ferguson for his word-processing assistance, Barry Butler for his computer...
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Page 1 - It would appear that major public health benefits could be achieved by substantially increasing consumption of vegetables and fruits.
Page 3 - There is compelling evidence that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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