Thesis subject

Mood Food

Topic 1. Food for Mood.

Food products can have an impact on mood, mental cognitive functioning and mental disorders. E.g. caffeine or taurine are stimulating compounds already widely applied in energy drinks. However there are much more (possible) relations between our food and our mood. Some of the effects seem well investigated and documented, while others are perhaps more speculative in nature. This project aims at evaluating and making an overview of the scientific literature on effects of food components on mood or cognitive functioning. The found effects have to be translated into criteria for the technological design of possible food products that can be suitable for this purpose.

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