chapter  2
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Chlorogenic Acids in Green Coffee Bean Extract Are the Key Ingredients in Food with Health and Function Claims

After World War II, many Japanese people, particularly children, suffered from malnutrition due to food shortages and restrictions. To alleviate the food crisis, Japan imported food from other countries. Through the government policy, consuming Western-style diets was encouraged to help regulate the health of the Japanese people [1]. Malnutrition rates decreased when Japan experienced rapid economic growth in the postwar 1960s. The westernization of diets led to high-calorie eating habits, including the consumption of high-fat-content meals, and resulted in an imbalance of the daily recommended nutritional intake, as shown in Figure 2.1. It is apparent that the daily diets played a role in the imbalance of nutrient consumption

2.1 Introduction .................................................................................................... 19 2.2 Functional Ingredients ....................................................................................22