pages: 296 pages
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Size: 16 MB
Live bacterial cultures enhance yoghurt's healthfulness. In introducing 11 contributed chapters, Fuller, a UK microecologist, and Perdigon (biochemistry, chemistry and pharmacy, Tucuman U., Argentina) note that foods can have beneficial health effects beyond sustenance. Contributors discuss basic principles of nutrition, gut microecology, and immunology, and the introduction of "good" bacteria through probiotics/prebiotics to enhance the intestinal microflora and immune system in disease and aging. They discuss food allergies, cancer, and irritable bowel syndrome but not inflammatory bowel disease.