MIRACULOUS HEALTH BENEFITS OF PREBIOTICSAbstract
A prebiotic is a living microorganism that, when administered in sufficient numbers is beneficial to the host and exerts health benefits beyond inherent basic nutrition. Prebiotics include foods, medicines and dietary supplements. In general, the benefits of the regular consumption of prebiotics include enhanced immune function, improved colonic integrity, decreased incidence and duration of intestinal infections, down-regulated allergic response, and improved digestion and elimination. Pharmaceutical and nutritional industries are exploring more natural treatments for health conscious consumers as natural treatments have been effective since immemorial and are staging a comeback and natural ‘renaissance’ is happening all over the globe.
Sheel Sharma*, Nidhi Agarwal and Preeti Verma
Food Science and Nutrition, Banasthali University, P.O.- Banasthali Vidyapith- 304 022, Rajasthan, India
22 January, 2012
15 March, 2012
13 May, 2012
01 June, 2012