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Functional Foods: Can Food Serve as Medicine?

Read more about "Functional Foods" in the Summer 2011 issue of UCLA Total Wellness Magazine.

functionalfoodsGeneral interest in the concept of functional foods has existed long before the term was coined. In fact, over 150 years ago, bakers in Britain began to market "digestive" biscuits, claiming that consumption would aid in digestion. More recently, manufacturers have produced margarine with pine extracts to help reduce cholesterol, cereal with added vitamins, yogurt with probiotics, and numerous other products. Can food really serve as medicine?

View the full article on functional foods in UCLA Total Wellness Magazine. For the full issue of the magazine, click here.

Interested in viewing previous Total Wellness Magazine publications? Click here to access the online publications.

By Shannon Wongvibulsin, B.S. Candidate '14 UCLA


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