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How does functional food affect the body?

Olimp Sport Nutrition
2021-10-11
How does functional food affect the body?

The promotion of healthy eating and lifestyles has led to more and more products being referred to as functional foods. How does it affect the human body? What is it really and is it worth using?

Effects of functional foods on the body

The term functional food refers to a group of food products which not only provide the body with essential nutritional values. Their tasks include supporting the work of the immune system, improving digestion and the functioning of the digestive system, lowering excessively high cholesterol levels, strengthening the condition of bones and ensuring that muscles work properly. The exact effect on the body depends on the ingredients used in the product.

What additives can functional foods contain?

  • Dietary fibre
  • Complete protein
  • Plant sterols (so-called stanols)
  • Antioxidants and citrus bioflavonoids
  • Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Bacterial strains of intestinal microflora - probiotics
  • Essential vitamins (e.g. biotin, folic acid, D3 and K2)
  • Key minerals (e.g. iodine, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron)

The specific additives depend on the type of product. In most cases, functional foods are enriched with ingredients that may be lost during their production process. For example, many pasteurised fruit juices are supplemented with vitamins. Fibre, in turn, is a common addition to bread.

Use of functional foods during weight loss

More and more functional foods include products that support the process of fat tissue reduction and control of proper body weight. Zero calorie sauces by Olimp Sport Nutrition are a good example. These products are devoid of high-calorie sugar and hydrogenated fat. Their sweet taste is an ideal substitute for unhealthy sweets. Lack of unnecessary calories allows you to maintain the objectives of weight-loss diets, ie. It guarantees maintaining an energy deficit.

Do functional foods affect the body when building muscle mass?

Protein bars and snacks are also a great example of functional food which can be used by physically active people. Protein bars made by Olimp Sport Nutrition enable the enrichment of a daily diet with complete proteins. In turn, protein not only supports the maintenance of healthy bones, but also enhances muscle growth. This is a great option for people working on a muscular and athletic body.

Functional foods from Olimp Sport Nutrition

Olimp Sport Nutrition products are made in a modern research and development centre of the Olimp Laboratories pharmaceutical company according to the highest standard. Functional foods contain only tested ingredients derived from pure raw materials. All products undergo a thorough analysis, which guarantees the necessary safety and unique quality.