Functional Summaries on Food

New fact sheets offer information about super healthy foods

FRIDAY, Nov. 29, 2002 (HealthDayNews) -- Are you starving for information about functional foods?

Well, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) recently served up the first in a series of fact sheets on various food components and their potential health benefits. Functional foods refers to any food or food component that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition.

The first fact sheet provides information on antioxidants, including health effects, research, Web links, and dietary sourcess.

Future fact sheets will cover functional foods such as soy protein, plant stanols and sterols, omega-3 fatty acids, and pre-and probiotics.

The IFIC is primarily supported by the food, beverage and agricultural industries.

More Information

Here's where to go to find the IFIC information about functional foods.

SOURCE: International Food Information Council, news release, November 2002
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