Welcome again. This time I would continue the topic of healthy recipes and food. In my previous articles I was writing about many different topics connected with cooking, eating or even storing food. This topic will be very important for people who prefer healthy lifestyle and healthy eating. I would like to provide you information about functional food. Read this article to the end and you will know what is it.
So let’s start. I would like to give you some kind of definition of a functional food. It’s a kind of food that of course have to feed people, but apart from that it have to influence human organism (for example it can reduce cholesterol level in blood, strengthen hardiness of human body, it can remove problems connected with digestive tract and it can heal people or help with healing). Func. food can be an element of everyday diet (there are many healthy recipes that include func. food). So any tablets or any other pharmaceutical products are not included in group of func. food. It should be a product made from natural ingredients that can make people more healthy.
The functional food ingredients are products with high level of such ingredients as: fatty acid, food cellulose, vitamins, probiotics, prebiotics and products with low level of such ingredients as: cholesterol or calories.
Functional food and healthy recipes connected with it are very popular in west Europe and in United States of America, but the lider in production of such food is Japan. In this country healthy recipes and functional food are the most popular (people in Japan were working on it about 30 years ago).