More About Functional Foods
Functional Food is a term that refers to a plant or animal product that offers potential physiological benefits for your overall health and wellness. The term itself originated in Japan in the 1980s, where it was used to refer to processed foods containing ingredients that aided specific body functions. Today, this term is still used to reference foods that contain compounds that may offer potential benefits for your health.
Some examples of functional foods include apple cider vinegar and manuka honey, which seek to offer nutritional support while also supporting the immune system and promoting a healthy internal response. Herbal teas also seek to support overall health, and may offer support for the immune system and may offer other potential health benefits (depending on the kinds of herbs and botanical extracts used). All of these foods contain health supportive compounds like antioxidants, carotenoids, minerals, and more.
Other Potential Benefits of Functional Foods
- Supports digestive system health
- Promotes healthy energy levels
- May support healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range
- Seeks to support detoxification
- Promotes immune system health
- Offers antioxidant support
- And more…
Our selection of functional foods includes nuts, coconut and red palm oil, sugar substitutes like honey, maple syrup, stevia, and xylitol, and other foods to support you on your health journey. We also have a great selection of teas that support detoxification, promote a healthy response to stress, support a healthy sleep, and more.