Nutraceuticals- Plant based

Nutraceuticals

Nutraceutical word with “nutra” derived from nutrition and “ceutical” from pharmaceutical. A nutraceutical is any substance that is a food or a part of a food and provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Such products may range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements and specific diets to genetically engineered designer foods, herbal products, and processed foods such as cereals, soups and beverages. 

Plant based nutraceuticals         

        

They are phytochemicals — biologically active natural products such as limonoids in citrus fruits, lignans in flaxseed, lycopene in tomatoes, and catechins in tea.

Benefits:

  • Limonoids- Effective in weight, cancer and cholesterol control
  • Flaxseed Lignans- antioxidant qualities, 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods
  • Lycopene- heart diseases, diabetes, antioxidant prevents sun burns and osteoporosis
  • Catechins- help in metabolism processes and control cholesterol levels and cancer.

 

 

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