Define Functional Foods
Define a Nutraceutical
What are functional foods targeted at and give some common targets so far
Give examples of common functional foods and there health benefit
What health benefit can consuming Quaker Oats have and how does it achieve this?
What health benefit can Flora exert and how does it achieve this?
What health benefit is associated with Benecol and how does it achieve this?
What is Olean?
What is Olestra, what is its health benefit and how does it achieve this?
Olestra has been approved in the US. Name some products which Olestra may be found in
List a disadvantage of Olestra and state how it gets around this problem
What side effect is common with Olestra?
Name a common Nutraceutical and list common food sources in which it can be found
What are polyphenols?
Name some common polyphenols and note what they have in common in terms of their chemical structure
What are flavanoids? and what do they have in common with each other?
Give an example of different flavanoids and state common foods they can be found in
Resveratrol is a polyphenol with what structure? and what particular characteristic?
What food sources can resveratrol be found in?
Discuss what is meant by the French Paradox
Resveratrol is known as a nutraceutical due to its drug-like effects. List the actions that resveratrol has on the body
Explain the effects that resveratrol has on gene expression