Volume : IV, Issue : VII, July - 2015

USE OF PHYTOCHEMICALS AS FUNCTIONAL FOOD: AN OVERVIEW

Divya G. Nair

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 Functional foods have potentially positive effect on health outside basic nutrition and the advocates of functional foods claim that they encourage optimal health and help to reduce disease risks. Staggering evidence from epidemiological, in vivo, in vitro, and clinical trial data suggests that plant–based diet can reduce the risk of several diseases. Mounting evidence supports the widely accepted notion that functional foods containing biologically–active components, either from plant or animal origin, not only enhance health but also prevents from diseases. However, functional foods are not a magic bullet or universal nostrum for poor health habits.

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Divya G. Nair Use of Phytochemicals as Functional Food: An Overview Paripex‾Indian Journal Of Research, Vol: 4, Issue : 7 July 2015


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