Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

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Review Article - Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2018) Volume 1, Issue 1

Multi-functional foods

Foods contain various biologically active substances. They exert various activities and some of them exert plural functions. Thus, foods are basically multifunctional. However, contents and composition of these functional factors are fairly different with foods. Therefore, we have to take various foods to maintain our health. On the other hand, unbalanced diet may leads to the occurrence of various food style dependent diseases. To avoid such diseases, it is important to produce and afford nutritionally balanced foods.In addition, excess intake of energy and some food components induce such diseases. Among food components, excess intake of lipids, especially unsaturated fatty acids, induces various diseases. To avoid induction of such diseases, it is necessary to produce and afford multi-functional foods which prevent various diseases simultaneously. Fortunately, we can utilize multifunctional factors to produce multifunctional foods.

Author(s): Koji Yamada

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