Recent Progress in Nutrition (ISSN 2771-9871) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of nutritional sciences. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in nutritional science and human health.

Recent Progress in Nutrition publishes high quality intervention and observational studies in nutrition. High quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses are also welcome as are pilot studies with preliminary data and hypotheses generating studies. Emphasis is placed on understanding the relationship between nutrition and health and of the role of dietary patterns in health and disease.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Essential nutrients
  • Bioactive nutrients
  • Nutrient requirements
  • Nutrient sources
  • Human nutrition aspects
  • Functional foods
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Health claims
  • Public health
  • Diet-related disorders
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Sport nutrition

It publishes a variety of article types: Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.7 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 16.1 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 6 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021

Special Issue

Health Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Zienab F. R. Ahmed

United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Research interests: Fruits; Shelf life; Fruit quality; Agriculture & Biology; Food Biochemistry; Food Science and Technology; Horticulture; Post-harvest Technology; Bioactive Compounds; Green Extracts; Food By-products

About This Topic

The importance of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet is illustrated by the Food Guide System, in order to reduce the risk of diet-related diseases. Fruit and vegetables substrates contain a variety of bioactive compounds, Antioxidant phytochemicals (e.g., phenols, alkaloids, terpenoids, etc.) together with the diverse mechanisms of action involved in pathogen prevention and rebalance gut microbial homeostasis, Moreover, Fruits and vegetables also play a vital role in weight management and have been promoted for obesity prevention because of their low energy density, high fiber content that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms., makes this special issue topic of great interest.

Therefore, this special Issue will focus on the analysis and bioactivity of different fruit and vegetables phytochemicals with potential for the prevention of different diseases. It also will present an overview of the current state and future prospects of these food components and their benefit for human health as antioxidant, anticancer, antiobesity, and antidiabetic potentials.


Fruit and vegetable consumption
Health promotion
Dietary Fiber
Antioxidant activity
Antidiabetic activity
Anticancer activityGut microbiota

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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