Functional Foods in Health and Disease

The Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD) is a peer-reviewed, open-access international journal which serves as the journal of the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds (ASFFBC). The journal’s overall focus is on Functional Food Science, which is a new and unique area of health and nutrition. Although currently a small scientific field, Functional Food Science is quickly expanding as studies show that functional food products can help manage chronic disease and promote overall wellness. This is reflected in our journal’s rapidly growing citation score.

The articles we publish include cutting-edge biomedical research and development of functional foods. The goal is to provide research that can lead to the development of functional food products. The actual definition for these functional foods, as provided by the Functional Food Center (FFC) is as follows: “Natural or processed foods that contain biologically-active compounds, which, in defined, effective, non-toxic amounts, provide a clinically proven and documented health benefit utilizing specific biomarkers, to promote optimal health and reduce the risk of chronic/viral diseases and manage their symptoms." 

The journal also serves as an excellent resource for Ph.D. students, professors, public health professionals, medical doctors, dieticians, nutritionists, government representatives (FDA, NIH, USDA), and the general public for information regarding the latest advancements for promoting optimal health and reducing the risk of chronic/viral diseases and managing their symptoms using functional foods and bioactive compounds including antioxidants, vitamins, and many more.

The FFHD journal has been published under the title Functional Foods in Health and Disease since February 2011. You can submit your manuscripts and cover letter here or directly to the Editorial Office at as an e-mail attachment. Additional information about submission guidelines can be found here and an example cover letter can be found here. 

Journal Citation and Indexing

The FFHD journal has been indexed in the Web of Science since 2011, in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) since 2015, and in Scopus since 2020. All articles from 2011 on have been accepted and indexed within Scopus. The acceptance into both Scopus and Web of Science shows the strength of the journal and the authors as well as helps to expand the reach of our published articles.

Scopus Stats 2021:


SJR 2020 SCORE: 0.200

SNIP 2020 SCORE: 0.303

The FFHD journal is also indexed in Index Copernicus International (ICI). The ICI has indexed over 6,000 journals. Our current value in ICI for 2018 is 88.99. The value is based on a multidimensional parametric assessment, with over 100 assessment criteria.

In addition, we have also been cited in the following databases: CrossRef, Chemical Abstract, EBSCO, and Google Scholar. 


Vol 12, No 9 (2022): September 2022

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Adjuvant benefit of a peptide-rich marine biology formula (LD- 1227) in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study [Abstract] [Full Article]
Lorenzetti Aldo, Solimene Umberto, Rastmanesh Reza, Francesco Marotta, Fang HE, Rasulova S, Aperio Cristiana, Anzulovic Nevenka, Zerbinati Nicola 488-501
Chemical composition, physicochemical evaluation and sensory analysis of yogurt added with extract of polyphenolic compounds from Quercus crassifolia oak bark [Abstract] [Full Article]
Eréndira Valencia-Avilés, Martha Estrella García-Pérez, Ma. Guadalupe Garnica-Romo, Juan de Dios Figueroa-Cárdenas, Maria Paciulli, Hector Eduardo Martinez-Flores 502-517
Mechanism Prediction of Gastro-protective Effects of the Biebersteinia multifida against Ethanol-Induced Gastric Ulcers; an Insilco study [Abstract] [Full Article]
Saeed Rezaei Zarchi, Mahdi Dousti, Davood Rezazadeh, Elham Sajadi, Sara Rizvand, Narges Eskandari Roozbahani 518-533
Corozo (Bactris guineensis) fruit extract has antiviral activity in vitro against SARS-CoV-2 [Abstract] [Full Article]
Tania Jaimes-Gualdrón, Lizdany Flórez-Álvarez, María Isabel Zapata-Cardona, Benjamín Alberto Rojano, María Teresa Rugeles, Wildeman Zapata-Builes 534-546

Review Articles

Mediterranean diet and health – a narrative review [Abstract] [Full Article]
Vered Kaufman-Shriqui, Daniela Abigail Navarro, Hagit Salem, Mona Boaz 479-487