functional food

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functional food

a food purported or proven to have a beneficial health effect.
See also: designer food, phytochemicals, biochemopreventives, nutraceutical.
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functional food

A natural or processed food that contains known biologically active compounds which, when in defined quantitative and qualitative amounts, provides a clinically proven health benefit, and thus is useful in preventing, managing and treating chronic diseases.
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func·tion·al food

(fŭngk'shŭn-ăl fūd)
Foodstuff demonstrated to confer physiologic benefits, reduce the risk of chronic disease, or act as a nutrient.
Compare: nutraceutical
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functional food

1. Food products with additives for which, following FDA approval, health claims can be made.
2. A food that has a defined health benefit for the person who consumes it.
See also: food
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Targeting consumers focused on an active, fitness-focused lifestyle, the non-GMO Pure Protein Super Food contains naturally sourced super greens, and it has no soy or dairy and no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
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I can't wait to eat from the Family Super Food book, and Christmas is such a stressful time for the cook in the family, so who better to hold your hand through the most important meal of the year."
The Editor is checking out the latest 'super food' which his Bahraini friends highly recommend.
The concept of super food is uplifting: they are filled with multi-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fatty acids and phytonutrients, those powerful chemicals which prevent cell mutation.
Ella Woodward also spoke about her recipe for super food brownie that are packed with fibre.
Sweet Virtues, a forward thinking and health conscious food business, is launching the UK's first super food luxury truffles into Ocado from September 2014 (around 10 truffles in a 115g box).
Because of the long list of benefits that it has, Morales said chlorella has been classified as the next super food.
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