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Plant Foods for Nutritional Good Health

Author Name: Dr. Ven Hari | Format: Paperback | Genre : Health & Fitness | Other Details

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.

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Dr. Ven Hari

Dr. Ven Hari is a retired Professor of Biotechnology, Genetics and Molecular Biology at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan where he taught General Genetics, Plant Biology and Virology as well as a laboratory course on Biotechnology and served as Director of the Biotechnology program. After receiving his PhD degree from the University Of Madras, India, he conducted advanced research at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide, South Australia, the Chemical Genetics group in Virology at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona and the Department of Molecular Biology and Virus Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, California. He has published over 60 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and mentored a number of Graduate students.

 

At Wayne State University, one of the courses he taught as a fun interactive course was titled “Humanistic Botany” where he covered topics on History and biology of important medicinal and crop plants and dealt briefly on ancient herbal medicine and the discovery of plant-based drugs. After retirement in 2009, he studied various books on nutrition, nutraceuticals and how they are related to prevent disease and ensure good health and in the process he also studied various forms of Indo-Iranian-arabic, Greek, Amazonian, Australasian and other systems based on medicinal plants, crops, spices, vegetables, exotic fruits and vegetables. These studies resulted in the writing of this book.

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