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Do we really need books in 2023? Do books have a power, anymore? Do people read books?

The answer to all these questions, is of course! Books, since the Library of Alexandria, are the distillate of human knowledge and they have transforming power.

In Academia, we badly need books with up to date information but also with an insight towards how we can make our lives better.

With this in mind, I am happy to tell you that our new book is out.

“Functional Foods and Their Implications for Health Promotion” presents functional foods, from raw ingredients to the final product, providing a detailed explanation on how these foods work and an overview of their impact on health. The book presents the functions of food against disease and discusses how healthier foods can be produced. Broken into four parts, the book presents a deep dive into plant-derived functional foods, dairy foods, marine food and beverages. The book includes case studies, applications, literature reviews and coverage of recent developments. Intended for nutritionists, dieticians, food technologists, as well as students and researchers working in nutrition, dietetics, and food science, this book is sure to be a welcomed resource.

This book was a great team effort of colleagues around the world who are working on functional foods and their health implications.

It comes to answer questions on specific bio-efficacies of these foods in relation to specific diseases and how they promote our health.

And as I say at the foreword of the book, this book might be a little step towards a healthier diet and lifestyle that would render us less dependent on medicines.

I dedicate this book to the memory of my Dad (Αριστοτέλης – Aristotle), who taught me how to be practical and innovative and always look into the bigger picture.

Ioannis Zabetakis