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Vol. 10, Issue 3 (2021)

Fruits and vegetables as Superfoods: Scope and demand

Dr. T Arumugam, C Lincy Sona and Dr. M Uma Maheswari
“Superfoods” has gained increasing usage and attention recently with the marketing strategy to promote the extraordinary health benefits within the human body and play an important role in the direction of prevention degenerative diseases and health promotion. The possible beneficial properties of functional foods are due to their content in bioactive ingredients like Vitamins and phytochemicals (phenolic acids, flavonoids, proanthocyanidins, hydrolysable tannins, carotenoids, and anthocyanins) with specific biological properties and effects within the human body. Fruits and vegetables were important then for your growth and wellbeing, but as we begin to age, they become increasingly vital. In many cases, these are the foods that play an important role in reducing the risk of serious conditions and diseases. In fact, there are a number of fruits and vegetables that have been classified as “superfoods.” This signifies that they represent an all-natural source of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients conducive to healthy living demonstrated health benefits, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, prebiotic, anti-microbial, chemopreventive, and hypocholesterolaemic activities. Recently, the appearance of a multitude of chronic degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and cancer, has led to ways of defending human health through the adoption of appropriate dietary patterns. Hence, superfoods provided that they fit inside hygiene and balanced nutrition, are suggested as a potential solution to reinforcing the prevention strategy, avoiding the need for therapy, with the aim of promoting the health of the population.
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The Pharma Innovation Journal
How to cite this article:
Dr. T Arumugam, C Lincy Sona, Dr. M Uma Maheswari. Fruits and vegetables as Superfoods: Scope and demand. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(3):119-129.

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