FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
What Are Functional Foods
Functional foods are designed foods which provide enriched foods close to their natural state to the consumer, rather than manufactured dietary supplements in liquid or capsule form. A process of making enriched food is called Nutrification. Functional foods provide required amount of vitamins, fat, carbohydrate, amino acid etc to body. The established requirement that functional food should possess are
(1) Functional foods should be in their naturally-occurring form,
(2) Functional foods should be an essential part of our daily diet,
(3) Functional foods should regulate a biological process in hopes of preventing or controlling disease.