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Revista Española de Nutrición Humana y Dietética

On-line version ISSN 2174-5145Print version ISSN 2173-1292

Abstract

NAVARRO GONZALEZ, Inma; PERIAGO, María Jesús  and  GARCIA ALONSO, Francisco Javier. Daily intake estimation of phenolic compounds in the Spanish population. Rev Esp Nutr Hum Diet [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.4, pp.320-326. ISSN 2174-5145.  http://dx.doi.org/10.14306/renhyd.21.4.357.

Introduction:

Phenolic compounds are a large group of molecules present in plants with a diversity of chemical structures and biological activity. The objective of this study was to quantify the intake of phenolic compounds of the Spanish population.

Material and Methods:

The most consumed foods from vegetal origin in Spain were selected. These were picked up in the National Survey of Spanish Dietary Intake (ENIDE) of 2011, edited by AESAN (Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition) as a basis for quantifying the intake of phenolic compounds of Spaniards using the Phenol-Explorer database.

Results:

This database has allowed to estimate the average intake of polyphenols per day of Spaniards, which is 1365.1mg.

Conclusions:

The average intake of total polyphenols of Spaniards could have a protective effect against the mortality rate and exercise a preventive function on some chronic diseases along with other healthy lifestyle habits.

Keywords : Phenols; Antioxidants; Eating; Folin; Phytochemicals; Vegetables.

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