Natural nutraceuticals, especially functional foods, their ma-jor bioactive components, formulation, and health benefits for disease prevention - An overview
Nutraceuticals play wide range of important roles, from health promotion, increasing life expectancy, maintaining body cell integrity, to reducing the risks of many diseases. As consumers continue to be attracted to nutraceuticals, such as superfoods, vegetables, fruits, high-protein foods, eating healthy intertwines with finding the right balance. Nowadays, the nutraceutical industries are among the many that target to meet the growing and dynamic consumers’ expectations. Adding to their increasing interest and general acceptability, consumers continue to be attracted to nutraceuticals. How nutraceuticals, especially functional foods, etc., help in tackling health challenges increase the interest among several researchers in this subject area, and given the ever-growing need across communities around the globe for healthy living, strengthens the need for continued synthesis of published information to supplement existing knowledge. This overview, therefore, discusses natural nutraceuticals, especially functional foods, their major bioactive components, formulation, health benefits for disease prevention.