Impact of Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals on Health


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Blueberries are considered functional foods because they contain these substances.

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1. Omega-3 fatty acids are naturally high in salmon. Therefore, salmon can be classified as this type of food?

2. Which of the following is defined by Dr. DeFelice as food, or parts of food, that provide medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although it's long been known that eating healthy food is a good idea, the study of functional foods and nutraceuticals is relatively new. This quiz and worksheet combination will focus on what makes a food functional and the definition of a nutraceutical.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will quiz you on definitions including:

  • Functional foods
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Food products sold in medicinal form

Skills Practiced

The interactive quiz will focus on your studying skills including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the health benefits of certain foods
  • Making connections - use understanding of the definition of nutraceuticals
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about functional foods

Additional Learning

For more information on the importance of healthy foods review the lesson called Impact of Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals on Health. The lesson will review the following topics:

  • The added benefits foods must have to be considered functional
  • Naturally occurring phytochemicals in foods
  • Omega-3 fatty acids and their importance
  • The definition of nutraceuticals