February 1998 Issue

Food As Medicine: Will Nutraceuticals Take Over Your Grocery List?

The next time you' re navigating the supermarket aisles, take a closer look at all the new "healthy" foods. You may find antioxidant-fortified juices, botanical teas, herb-sprayed snacks and vitamin-fortified candy. They're part of a dizzying array of foods dubbed nutraceuticals, also called functional foods, pharmafoods, or designer foods. They're foods that offer more than just good taste and fuel for the body. These are foods marketed as having a particular benefit to

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