DESIGNER HERBAL FOODS-NEW HOPE TO IMPROVE HUMAN HEALTH

Authors: Bandana Chatterjee, Kanchan Modi, Tinkal Patel

Int J Clin and Biomed Res 2015; 1 (3):81-87

Designer foods are conventional foods which have been fortified with ingredients which fight against deadly diseases. Now-a-days people eating habit and lifestyle is changing, they are consuming junk food which is increasing the chance of various diseases. Herbs are been used since time immemorial as medicines. Herbs have active ingredients which have the property to fight against diseases. In pharmaceutical companies they only add the active ingredient in the drug but in designer foods whole herb extract is added which gives added benefit. Designer food containing the whole herb will be more beneficial than drug containing only the active ingredient. Market available drugs have various side effects but these designer herbal foods will not cause any side effects. Though these designer herbal food will take time to cure the disease. Herbs like Tulsi, Amla, Ashwagandha, Aloe vera & Shankhpushpi has been discussed in this review article, there health benefits and food products in which they can be fortified.

KEYWORDS: Designer foods, Fortification, Herbs, Health benefits.



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