Health Benefits of Functional Foods

  Health Benefits of Functional Foods   Functional foods aim at complimenting a healthy diet with addition of superfoods that may have remarkable health benefits. Functional foods are emerging and expanding niche in the health and food industry. Functional foods shows consistent and significant role in the future of Nutraceutical industry.hey range from fruits, vegetables, whole grains to food supplements or herbal preparations that may include specific ingredients called phytochemicals that are...

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How does fermentation process increase papaya benefits

How does fermentation process increase papaya benefits?   Papaya leaves, papaya fruit, and the papaya enzyme, papain from the papaya tree are traditionally used in folk medicine to treat an array of ailments. Modern science has realised the amazing therapeutic and healing abilities of the papaya tree and papaya benefits are now available in the form of dietary supplements. The papaya enzyme, papain is used worldwide in many cuisines due to its ability to improve digestive...

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Promising studies on probiotics

Promising studies on probiotics   Probiotic foods have existed since many centuries and are not new to human culture. Ancient civilizations have traditionally used probiotic foods such as yogurt, tempeh, kefir, miso, sauerkraut etc to improve gastrointestinal health, overall general well being due to the remarkable health benefits of probiotics. The most common species present in most probiotic foods and food / dietary supplements is bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus.   Lactobacillus...

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How to Choose a Good Contract Manufacturer

How to Choose a Good Contract Manufacturer The Nutraceutical/food supplement market is only a few decades old, but it is expected to grow at a rate of 7% annually. According to PMMI (Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute) the Nutraceuticals market (comprising vitamin manufacturers and food manufacturers) is said to reach $450 billion by 2015. The key areas of growth has been identified in areas of nutraceutical drinks, supplements in sachets that heavily banks on convenience and portion size of the...

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Manufacturing trends in probiotic supplements

Probiotics are friendly bacteria that are known to have potential health benefits. They have become the new super foods

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Trends in manufacturing immune supplements

Trends in manufacturing immune supplements   Consuming immune supplements as part of everyday dietary intake is on the rise. There is more awareness on immune health than ever and statistics show that consumers reach for more immune supplements during the cold and flu season. The premise behind the consumption of supplements for immune system is to achieve optimal health by meeting the nutritional demands as well as bridging the nutritional deficiencies that occur due to faulty dietary choices.   Need...

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