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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1439-1445
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.176


Functional Foods: Impact of Foods that Improve Health and Quality of Life
Erika Callan-Ochoa, Valeria Carrera-Guevara*,Galo Mejia-Cacay and Carlos Jácome-Pilco
Universidad Estatal de Bolívar, Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias Recursos Naturales y del Ambiente, Carrera de Agroindustrias, Departamento de Biotecnología, Sector Alpachaca II Km  vía San Simón. CP: 0220011.Guaranda-Ecuador
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This scientific review article is conducted in order to verify the impacts that functional foods have on health and quality of life of people. A functional food is that which satisfactorily demonstrates beneficial effects on one or more specific functions of the organism, due to the fact that it possesses intrinsic nutritional agents. Therefore, functional foods are appropriate to improve the state of health and human well-being, reducing the risk of diseases, mainly to vulnerable groups of people such as: pregnant women who in the pre-natal stage require sufficient nutrients for the normal development of the fetus; people with susceptibility to allergenic agents from food and groups of people of all ages who require special diets. Currently, functional foods are managing to solve this type of affectations.


Keywords: Functional foods, Health, Nutrition, Disease, Intrinsic, People of all age
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Erika Callan-Ochoa, Valeria Carrera-Guevara, Galo Mejia-Cacay and Carlos Jácome-Pilco. 2021. Functional Foods: Impact of Foods that Improve Health and Quality of Life.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1439-1445. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.176