The consumption of unbalanced meals, consisting of foods rich in lipids and/or carbohydrates and calories, has
been associated to a postprandial metabolic stress that involves the increase of the production of free radicals and proinflammatory
markers. Growing evidence suggest that dietary polyphenols contained in fruit-derived products, such as
fruit juices, are involved in the role played by plant foods in disease prevention. Their association to a calorie-dense meal
may help to attenuate the onset of postprandial metabolic and inflammatory stress. The available evidence in the literature
investigating the effects of polyphenols rich fruit juices on the modulation of postprandial-induced metabolic stress in
humans will be presented and discussed.
Keywords: Fruit juice, humans, inflammatory response, polyphenols, postprandial metabolic stress.
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