functional food


Examples of functional food in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Glanbia Nutritionals, 20% of consumers purchase functional foods or beverages specifically to boost heart health. Daphne Ewing-Chow, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 To correct this problem, Japan became the first country to introduce the concept of functional foods in the 1980s. Janet Colson, Discover Magazine, 13 Aug. 2023 They can be added into functional foods, beverages, bars, snacks, gels, and chewing gum. Nicole Kagan,, 8 Aug. 2023 Rosin-Pritchard created functional foods for energy, memory, and anti-inflammatory response. Carlos R. Muñoz,, 7 Apr. 2023 So perhaps these functional foods can serve me, and my rectum, even better than those chips could. Drew Magary, Men's Health, 28 Mar. 2023 Recent research highlights kefir as a functional food with many health-promoting properties, from supporting digestion to offering benefits for those with diabetes. Valerie Agyeman, Good Housekeeping, 22 Nov. 2022 Only fascinating to get your take on functional food trends. Gary Drenik, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 Several recent papers have examined such options and both have concluded, like the previous study, prunes are a promising and functional food to aid in preventing bone loss in this group of women. Chris Mohr, Phd, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of functional food was in 1988

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“Functional food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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