Functional foods and Nutraceuticals

Functional foods are the advanced and improved formula of basic food/nutrition. Functional foods show positive effects more than the basic nutrition and reduce the risk of diseases. Neutraceuticals are fortified food products which help in treating or preventing diseases. Neutraceuticals are standardized nutrients which do not come under normal food category but it comes under dietary or supplements category. Examples of nutraceuticals are natural foods, including antioxidants, dietary supplements, fortified dairy products, and citrus fruits, and vitamins, minerals, herbals, milk, and cereals.