Nutraceuticals are products, which other than a nutritive supplement, can also double as medicine. They may be defined as food substances that can be used to improve health, modulate immunity, delay the aging process, prevent chronic diseases, increase life expectancy, or support the structure, function and physiology of our body. They are skillfully crafted and fortified with all the nutrients that one requires on a day to day basis. Our regular diet fails to provide us with so many of them, and nutraceuticals are fast becoming the go-to alternative to regular chemical-based health supplements that are found in the market these days.
About 2000 years ago, Hippocrates correctly said: “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”. In the present review, the emphasis has been made to present herbal, dry fruit and seed enriched nutraceuticals as effective curative disorders related to oxidative stress including allergy, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes, eye, immune, inflammatory and Parkinson’s diseases as well as obesity. Thus, the field of nutraceutical can be envisioned as one of the missing blocks in the health benefit of an individual.
People can optimize the health-promoting capabilities of their diet by consuming foods that have been formulated or fortified to include health-promoting factors. The constituents of nutraceuticals generally include nuts, fruits, seeds and herbal products, which are known for their high nutrient content. They contain various beneficial compounds that possess biological activities and can be used as replacement pharmaceutical – or nutraceutical products.
In today’s fast-paced world which produces even faster moving packaged consumable goods, there is no check or balance on the amount of chemical substance that goes inside our systems. Nutraceuticals are great for those who wish to opt for an all-natural alternative to their existing health supplements, sans additives and preservatives.
At Bhookha Haathi, we are constantly thinking of our consumers and looking for innovative ways to help them make healthier food choices through our alternative food products that are a nutritious, wholesome and delicious replacement to the nutrient-deficient ingredients in their daily diet. It isn’t too late to make informed choices and begin this year by switching to the loving care of nature with Bhookha Haathi’s carefully crafted nutraceuticals to nurture your body and soul.
Written by: Jahnabee Adhikari
Jahnabee is a part-time blogger, full-time dog lover. She believes that writing actually possesses the potential to change the world. She can be often found fantasizing about poetry or buried nose-deep in a Sudha Murthy novel.