Functional foods: The role of edible plants in health

  • Group Copy 5 7 modules
  • 12 hours
  • £399
Functional foods

Course overview

A extensive online course that delves into the significance of edible plants in promoting health and preventing diseases. This course covers the nutritional and bioactive compounds found in plants, their health benefits, and the scientific basis for their use as functional foods. Designed for students, nutritionists, and healthcare professionals, the course progresses from basic concepts to advanced applications, providing a comprehensive understanding of the role of edible plants in health and wellness.

What you’ll learn

  • Introduction to functional foods
  • Bioactive compounds in edible plants
  • Health benefits of functional foods
  • Preparation and incorporation of functional foods
  • Scientific evidence and research
  • Regulatory and ethical considerations
  • Future directions in functional foods

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you should have acquired the necessary knowledge which will enable you to:

  • Understand the basic principles of functional foods and their role in health.
  • Identify and describe the bioactive compounds in edible plants.
  • Analyse the health benefits and mechanisms of action of functional foods.
  • Evaluate the scientific evidence supporting the use of functional foods in disease prevention and health promotion.
  • Assess the methods for preparing and incorporating functional foods into the diet.
  • Discuss the regulatory and ethical considerations in the promotion and use of functional foods.
  • Apply knowledge of functional foods in clinical practice and wellness programs.

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