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Functional foods (health-giving benefits)

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CATEGORY KEY DESCRIPTIVE LABELS NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION
Carotenoids carrots contains alpha-carotene, neutralizes free radicals which may cause damage to cells
  tomatoes contains lycopene, may reduce risk of prostate cancer
  eggs contains zeaxanthin, contributes to maintenance of healthy vision
Collagen Hydrolysate  gelatine contains collagen hydrolysate, may help improve some symptoms associated with osteoarthritis
Fatty acids tuna contains Omega-3 fatty acids DHA/EPA, may reduce risk of CVD & improve mental, visual functions
Flavonoids tea contains catechins, neutralize free radicals, may reduce risk of cancer
Prebiotics /probiotics yoghurt contains lactobacillus, may improve gastrointestinal health
Saponins soy foods contains saponin, may lower LDL cholesterol; contains anti-cancer enzymes
Tannins  cranberries contains proanthocyanidins,  may improve urinary tract health may reduce risk of CVD

Source IFIC