Bioactive compounds

Bioactive compounds

Bioactives are compounds that typically occur in small quantities in food and can be beneficial for health. Unlike essential macro- and micronutrients (such as fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals) they are not essential for life and the body can function properly without them. Some examples of bioactive compounds commonly found in our diets are caffeine, polyphenols, and flavonoids.


Caffeine (Infographic)

10 October 2016

What are the effects of caffeine,how much is found in different products and what is a reasonable level of consumption all explained on one easy to understand infographic...


Polifenoles

02 June 2015

Las dietas con un contenido alto de frutas y verduras se asocian con un riesgo menor de enfermedades como las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV) y el cáncer. Se cree que los compuestos...


La cafeína y la salud

06 August 2007
Muchas culturas han concedido una importancia especial a los alimentos y bebidas que contienen cafeína. La cafeína es uno de los ingredientes alimentarios más estudiados; sin embargo, las investigaciones científicas no han agotado todas las cuestiones que deberíamos conocer.