Nutraceuticals and Functional foods: are foods or dietary components that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. Biologically active components in functional foods may impart health benefits or desirable physiological effects. Functional foods are an important part of an overall healthful lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and physical activity. Functional attributes of many traditional foods are being discovered, while new food products are being developed with beneficial components. Consumer interest in the relationship between diet and health has increased the demand for functional foods. Rapid advances in science and technology, increasing healthcare costs, changes in food laws affecting label and product claims, an aging population, and rising interest in attaining wellness through diet are among the factors fueling interest in functional foods. Credible scientific research indicates there are many clinically demonstrated and potential health benefits from food components.
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