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Plant Foods for Nutritional Good Health
Plant Foods for Nutritional Good Health
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This compendium on Plant foods for good health by an expert biologist is a collection of critical information about the biology, chemistry, genetics, potential benefits, and medicinal value of important plants that provide good nutrition leading to good health as well as chemoprevention. This book is a storehouse house of information about nutraceuticals and how they help in maintaining good health together with phytochemicals and toxicity information. The book details concisely the botany and nutritional value of cereals, ancient grains, legumes, oil plants, vegetables, fruits, spices and beverage plants together with health implications in readable language that will attract students, teachers, scientists and laymen. Moreover, this book helps the reader to understand the basic medicinal biology of cancer, cardio vascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal, urino-genital, skin and other functional diseases and the role of nutrition in preventive good health.   This book is a guide, a reference book, a text book or just a book for those asking the why and how of phytonutrients.