Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods: The Foods for Future World.
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The health and wellness of human beings is largely dictated by the consumption of nutritious foods. Various studies have linked foods as helpful in combating a number of degenerative diseases, as such lot of research on functional attributes linked directly to the health benefits of various plant and animal foods have been witnessed in recent years. Although vast number of naturally occurring health-enhancing substances are of plant origin, there are a number of physiologically-active components in animal products as well that deserve attention for their potential role in optimal health. Consumption of biologically active ingredients in fruits and vegetables has been linked to help combat diseases like cancer, CVDs, obesity and GI tract disorders. Lot of research is need to substantiate the potential health benefits of those foods for which the diet-health relationships are not sufficiently validated and create a strong scientific knowledge base for proper application of naturally present foods in combating various diseases and disorders.