Definitions for "Functional Food"
oods that provide demonstrated physiological benefits or reduce the risk of chronic disease, above and beyond their basic nutritional functions.
Food that provides health benefits beyond energy and essential nutrients (e.g. yogurt, which promotes beneficial microflora in the gut).
Foods or dietary components that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition, such as chocolate, inulin/oligofructose, nuts, berries and soy.