What is a functional food?
Functional foods are foods that effects its functionality various aspects of the health of the human body. It is not a typical drug or pharmaceutical product, but regular use of functional food in your diet can have preventive and therapeutic effect.
Functional food is originally from Japan, and over time has spread to America and Europe. The term functional food occurs first in Japan in 1980s, the first country to recognise the functional food and is defined as an alternative to medication.