Moringa Oleifera as a Dietary supplement.
Moringa Oleifera is an unbelievable source of all macro, micro elements amino acids and dietary fiber.
About 2000 years ago, Hippocrates correctly emphasized “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”.
Faculty of Engineering & Technology
Jadavpur University, Dietary supplement.
However, supplements should not replace variety of foods that are important to a healthy diet, so it is necessary to take variety of foods as well. We are currently eating foods that are out of balance even though the requirements for these nutrients for optimal health have remained constant (Eaton and Konner, 1985).
Moringa Oleifera is an unbelievable source of all macro, micro elements amino acids and dietary fiber. No single food contains all of the vitamins and minerals. So it is unbelievable to get all the nutrients in a single plant. That’s why it is called as ‘miracle tree’. It is a good source of tocopherols, -carotene (pro-vitamin A), vitamin C, calcium, protein, potassium. The leaf is highly nutritious and contains significant quantities of crude protein, vitamins and minerals. The pod is an excellent source of amino acid. Therefore the present investigation has been carried out to explore this plant as a nutritional Dietary supplement by estimating the food value.
The investigation work carried out has been represented in the thesis through the following section: The difference between the two is termed as “nutrient gap”. This can have adverse influences on the energy processes of the body that are necessary for all vital functions. Currently neutraceuticals are recognized as being beneficial in coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and other chronic and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Evidences indicate that the mechanistic actions of natural compounds involve a wide array of biological processes, including activation of antioxidant defenses, signal transduction pathways, cell survival-associated gene expression, cell proliferation and differentiation and preservation of mitochondrial integrity. It appears that these properties play a crucial role in the protection against the pathologies of numerous age-related or chronic diseases (Mandel et al., 2005).