Is the food and Function journal peer reviewed?

The Comment and Reply will both be subject to rigorous peer review in consultation with the journal’s Editorial Board where appropriate.

What is food and its functions?

Food provides our bodies with what they need to: stay alive, be active, move and work; build new cells and tissues for growth; stay healthy and heal themselves; prevent and fight infections.

Why are functional foods important?

Functional foods provide important nutrients that can help protect against disease. Many are especially rich in antioxidants. These molecules help neutralize harmful compounds known as free radicals, helping prevent cell damage and certain chronic conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes ( 7 ).

What are 3 functions of nutrients?

Nutrients have one or more of three basic functions: they provide energy, contribute to body structure, and/or regulate chemical processes in the body. These basic functions allow us to detect and respond to environmental surroundings, move, excrete wastes, breathe, grow, and reproduce.

What is a food journal?

A food diary is a daily log of what you eat and drink each day. The diary helps you and your doctor understand your eating habits. It can help you realize what you consume. Once you know this, you can make changes to your diet to improve your weight.

Why Keeping a food journal is important?

It can help you understand your eating habits and patterns, and help you identify the foods — good and not-so-good — you eat on a regular basis. Research shows that for people interested in losing weight, keeping a journal can be a very effective tool to help change behavior.

What are functional foods examples?

Here are some examples of conventional functional foods:

  • Fruits: berries, kiwi, pears, peaches, apples, oranges, bananas.
  • Vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, zucchini.
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews, pistachios, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts.
  • Seeds: chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds.

What are the 3 functions of food?

As was stated above, the three functions of food are: nutrition absorption, satisfying psychological needs, and physical adjustment.

What is the focus of functional foods?

Functional foods can be defined as dietary items that, besides providing nutrients and energy, beneficially modulate one or more targeted functions in the body, by enhancing a certain physiological response and/or by reducing the risk of disease (Nicoletti, 2012).