Dietary Phenolic Compounds-Wellbeing and Perspective Applications

Int J Mol Sci. 2024 Apr 27;25(9):4769. doi: 10.3390/ijms25094769.


Contemporary living is continuously leading to poor everyday choices resulting in the manifestation of various diseases. The benefits of plant-based nutrition are undeniable and research on the topic is rising. Modern man is now aware of the possibilities that plant nutrition can provide and is seeking ways to benefit from it. Dietary phenolic compounds are among the easily accessible beneficial substances that can exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic, analgesic, anti-diabetic, anti-atherogenic, antiproliferative, as well as cardio-and neuroprotective activities. Several industries are exploring ways to incorporate biologically active substances in their produce. This review is concentrated on presenting current information about the dietary phenolic compounds and their contribution to maintaining good health. Additionally, this content will demonstrate the importance and prosperity of natural compounds for various fields, i.e., food industry, cosmetology, and biotechnology, among others.

Keywords: biologically active compounds; environmental challenges; health benefits; plant diet; prevention through nutrition.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antioxidants* / chemistry
  • Antioxidants* / pharmacology
  • Diet
  • Humans
  • Phenols* / chemistry
  • Phenols* / pharmacology


  • Phenols
  • Antioxidants

Grants and funding

This research received no external funding. The APC was provided by a full waiver to Dasha Mihaylova.