Functional Food B2.3

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  • Created on: 19-05-16 20:50
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  • Functional Foods
    • Probiotics
      • "friendly" or "good" bacteria
      • Not proven to work despite advertising claims
    • Prebiotics
      • Substances that the body cannot digest
      • act as "food" for naturally occurring bacteria in the gut
      • proven to work
    • Plant stanol esters
      • oils that naturally occur in plants
      • Lower cholesterol (stop the small intestine absorbing it) and prevent heart disease
      • proven to work
    • claims to make you healthier and improve the bodies function


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