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Value of antioxidant capacity as relevant assessment tool for “health benefits” of fruit - understated or inflated?

dc.contributor.authorJoubert, Elizabethen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGelderblom, Wentzelen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-26T13:55:26Z
dc.date.available2017-10-26T13:55:26Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationJoubert, E. & Gelderblom, W. 2016. Value of antioxidant capacity as relevant assessment tool for “health benefits” of fruit - understated or inflated?. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 29(4):4-6
dc.identifier.issn1607-0658 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2221-1268 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102391
dc.descriptionCITATION: Joubert, E. & Gelderblom, W. 2016. Value of antioxidant capacity as relevant assessment tool for “health benefits” of fruit - understated or inflated?. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 29(4):4-6.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajcn.co.za
dc.description.abstractConsumption of fruit and vegetables is considered to be an inherent part of a healthy diet, but more so since plant antioxidants, and in particular polyphenols, have been linked through in vivo and epidemiological studies with positive health outcomes.1–3 As a result, polyphenols have been elevated to “lifespan essentials”, because scientific evidence indicated that they are needed by humans to achieve a full lifespan by reducing the risk of a range of chronic diseases.4 No Dietary Reference Intake values exist for polyphenols, however, it has been suggested that their target intake value should be based on the total polyphenol content provided by the “5-a-day” portions of fruit and vegetables recommendation by the World Health Organisation.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.sajcn.co.za/index.php/SAJCN/article/view/1178
dc.format.extent3 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherMedPharm Publications
dc.subjectFruit and vegetable intakeen_ZA
dc.subjectAntioxidants -- Health aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectFruit -- Health aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectPolyphenols -- Health aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectChronic diseases -- Preventionen_ZA
dc.subjectVegetables -- Health aspectsen_ZA
dc.titleValue of antioxidant capacity as relevant assessment tool for “health benefits” of fruit - understated or inflated?en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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