The role of nutraceutical fruit drink on neurodegenerative diseases: a review

Olaniran, Abiola Folakemi and Taiwo, Abiola Ezekiel and Bamidele, Oluwaseun Peter and Iranloye, Yetunde Mary and Malomo, Adekunbi Adetola and Olaniran, Olubukola David (2021) The role of nutraceutical fruit drink on neurodegenerative diseases: a review. International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 57 (3). pp. 1442-1450.

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A changing lifestyle in food consumption due to the frequent taking of junk drinks based on the fastfood and ready-to-eat concept has brought about overloaded oxidative stress, thus weakening the body’s defence mechanism to scavenge free oxygen radicals by destroying antioxidants. Oxidative stress occurs as a result of an imbalance between pro and antioxidant levels in favour of pro-oxidants resulting in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. Though researches on the probable cure for neurodegenerative diseases are ongoing, fruits have been found to play an important dietetic role in preventing neurodegenerative diseases and other physiological disorders. Most fruits have their own valuable, unique active ingredients, having tremendous nutraceutical potentials and therapeutic implications. Therefore, people are required to make rational choices on the correct type of food for consumption to engender proper growth and development. The role of fruits or fruit juice in ameliorating neurodegenerative diseases has created a reawakening in nutrition and human health research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2024 08:14
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 08:14

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