Ask the Doctor: Functional Foods

Functional foods claim to offer specific health benefits, but read the fine print.

Q. What are “functional” foods, and what benefits can they provide? A. This term is used to describe foods and their components that offer specific health benefits beyond those needed for survival, such as reducing the risk of disease. One example is antioxidants. These substances in plants may protect against free radicals, unstable molecules believed […]

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