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ISSN: 2213-4530
CN: 10-1750/TS
p-ISSN: 2097-0765

Moringa oleifera: A review on nutritive importance and its medicinal application

Moringa oleifera, native to India, grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is commonly known as ‘drumstick tree’ or ‘horseradish tree’. Moringa can withstand both severe drought...

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Genetically modified foods: A critical review of their promise and problems

The term “genetic modified organisms (GMO)” has become a controversial topic as its benefits for both food producers and consumers are companied by potential biomedical risks and environmental side...

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The role of glutamine in supporting gut health and neuropsychiatric factors

Recent research has shown that the amino acid glutamine can positively affect gut health by supporting the gut microbiome, gut mucosal wall integrity, and by modulating inflammatory responses. As modulated...

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How does the tea L-theanine buffer stress and anxiety

Tea (Camellia sinensis) is widely considered to promote feelings of calming and soothing. This effect is attributed to L-theanine (L-γ-glutamylethylamide) in tea, a non-protein amino acid mainly derived...

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Oral microbiota: A new view of body health

Oral microbiota is an important part of the human microbiota. Oral microbes can be colonized into the intestine in various ways. Oral microbiota is associated with a variety of oral diseases. Recently,...

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Effects of dietary fiber on human health

Dietary fiber (DF) is believed to provide important health benefits and it has become a research hotspot. DF exists in most natural foods, including fruits (16.74%–91.24%), vegetables (6.53%–85.19%),...

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Corn phytochemicals and their health benefits

Whole grain has a wide range of phytochemicals exhibiting health benefits of lowering risk of chronic diseases. As commonly consumed grain product, corn has unique profiles of nutrients and phytochemicals...

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Edible mushrooms as a potent therapeutics of subclinical thyroid dysfunction among adults, especially in obese individuals: a prospective cohort study

Mushrooms are a good source of many nutrients which are potentially beneficial for chronic diseases. We speculated that due to its abundant nutrients edible mushrooms might have a beneficial effect...

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Risk factors in street food practices in developing countries: A review

Street food trading solves major social and economic problems in developing countries through the provision of ready-made meals at relatively inexpensive prices and employment for teeming rural and...

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Biological factors controlling starch digestibility in human digestive system

Starch digestion rate and location in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) are critical for human health. This review aims to present a comprehensive summary on our current understanding of physiological,...

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Health aspects of peanuts as an outcome of its chemical composition

Peanut is an energy dense food item and it contains a substantial amount of fat, proteins, carbohydrate, both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Peanuts are consumed...

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Fermentation-enabled wellness foods: A fresh perspective

Fermented foods represent an important segment of current food markets, especially traditional or ethnic food markets. The demand for efficient utilization of agrowastes, together with advancements...

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An investigation of the formulation and nutritional composition of modern meat analogue products

Meat analogues, or plant-based products that simulate the properties of traditional meat products, have secured a position in the conversation of protein foods. Rapid growth of the meat analogue industry...

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Microalgae: A potential alternative to health supplementation for humans

•Microalgae contains various nutritious and bio-active compounds.•Microalgae is capable of preventing or curing various acute and chronic diseases.•Microalgae is under-exploited crop due to its capital-intensive...

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Ganoderma lucidum: a comprehensive review of phytochemistry, efficacy, safety and clinical study

Ganoderma lucidum, one of the most well-known edible fungi, is believed to be very beneficial for longevity and vitality. A long usage history suggests that G. lucidum has various clinical therapeutic...

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The role of probiotics in prevention and treatment of food allergy

With the prevalence of food allergy increasing every year, food allergy has become a common public health problem. More and more studies have shown that probiotics can intervene in food allergy based...

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A review of salivary composition changes induced by fasting and its impact on health

Human saliva is an indispensable fluid that maintains a healthy oral cavity which otherwise can lead to oral diseases (dental caries and periodontitis). In addition, salivary metabolites and microbiome...

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Tea aroma formation

Besides water, tea is one of the most popular beverages around the world. The chemical ingredients and biological activities of tea have been summarized recently. The current review summarizes tea aroma...

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A critical review on phytochemical profile and health promoting effects of mung bean (Vigna radiata)

The seeds and sprouts of mung bean are very common cruise in Asia. Evidence showed that bioactive compounds in mung bean have emerged as an increasing scientific interest due to their role in the prevention...

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Recent progress in preventive effect of collagen peptides on photoaging skin and action mechanism

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Safety assessment of monosodium glutamate based on intestinal function and flora in mice

Although monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a widely used food additive, its safety and systemic side effects have not been fully clarified. The intestinal flora is closely associated with human health;...

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Betalains protect various body organs through antioxidant and anti-inflammatory pathways

Betalains are natural coloring pigments with betalamic acid as the core structure of all subclasses. Besides their coloring properties, betalains exhibit various biological activities, including antioxidant...

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Functional food products in Japan: A review

Japan has a long history of using foods with health benefits and Japanese people are well-known for their longevity. In 1991, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare introduced a functional food regulation...

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Tea and depression

The available evidence, which derives from studies investigating mechanistic effects of tea, research on animal models as well as epidemiological studies and intervention trials in humans, suggests...

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Effects of Maillard reaction and its product AGEs on aging and age-related diseases

Maillard reaction (MR) is a non-enzymatic browning reaction commonly seen in food processing, which occurs between reducing sugars and compounds with amino groups. Despite certain advantages based on...

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