are any food that has a positive impact on an individual's health, physical performance, or state of mind in addition to its normal nutritive value, sometimes called nutraceuticals.
Foods that have been enriched or fortified with vitamins, herbs, or minerals to provide a health benefit beyond the product's traditional nutrients. For example: orange juice with calcium.
are physiologically active components in food. ording to the EU are "an organism in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination".
Foods that are considered to provide benefits to health or which have disease preventing properties beyond the inherent nutritional value. Examples include tomatoes, which have lycopene, thought to help prevent the incidence of prostate and cervical cancers.
Foods similar in appearance to conventional foods but which have been modified to have benefits beyond the provision of simple nutrient requirements.
Foods that may provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition. Examples include tomatoes with lycopene, thought to help prevent the incidence of prostate and cervical cancers; fiber in wheat bran and sulfur compounds in garlic also believed to prevent cancer. Gg
As defined by the Institute of Medicine in Washington, are "those foods that encompass potentially healthful products including any modified food or ingredient that may provide a health benefit beyond the traditional nutrients it contains." Functional foods can include foods like cereals, breads and beverages which are fortified with vitamins, herbs or neutraceuticals.
foods containing compounds with beneficial health effects beyond those provided by the basic nutrients, minerals and vitamins.
Foods which claim to have special properties valuable to health, but which do not have a medicinal product licence.
Generally refers to a broad category of food that is formulated for (and promoted as having) special health benefits.
Foods that have been fortified with herbs, vitamins, minerals, or other supplements.
A generic term for a type of foodstuff specially formulated to provide certain health benefits.
No official U.S. definition exists, but the term is generally used to describe foods with beneficial physical or psychological effects beyond providing nutrients. Health Canada defines functional foods as foods that appear similar to conventional foods, consumed as part of the usual diet, with demonstrated physiological benefits or with the ability to reduce chronic disease risks beyond basic nutrient functions.
foods that not only provide the expected nutrients, but also have a positive impact on health in either a curative or preventative manner.