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'Functional food' hits the spot for those with an appetite for health

'Functional food' hits the spot for those with an appetite for health

More than ever, people are getting the message that food can improve health, and research continues to show that nutrition plays a crucial role in the prevention of disease, especially chronic disease. And if you've been paying attention to that message, chances are you've heard the word "functional" tossed about. We have functional exercise and functional medicine. Then there's the phrase "functional foods." It's a tad medicinal sounding, but we'll bite: What is a functional food? It sounds important to anyone trying to live a healthful life. We want to function, don't we? The answer is a bit complicated. Just as there are no federal...

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