Manitoba-Grown Foods Have Strong Impact on Health

June 30, 2015

Manitoba functional foods researchers have been monitoring how different grains, fruits, vegetables and oils have an effect on the body, and in some cases could replace medicine to improve health.

“Foods have always been the poor cousin when it comes to lowering cholesterol,” says Dr. Peter Jones, director of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (RCFFN).

People know they should be eating healthy, says Jones, the difference between eating generally healthy and eating functional foods is the latter can be used to target a specific health issue.

Funding for these projects has been done in-part by Growing Forward 2.

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