Evaluating the effect of functional foods supplementation to mitigate hyperglycemia

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Evaluating the effect of functional foods supplementation to mitigate hyperglycemia

Mishal Riaz, Tabussam Tufail, Huma Bader Ul Ain, Tara Khursheed, Maria Amjad, Rana Zamin Abbas, Tanazzam Tufail, Muhammad Imran, Ali Saqib, Shahid Bashir, Muhammad Zia Shahid
Int. J. Biosci.17( 3), 164-172, September 2020.
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Functional and nutraceutical foods have emerged as a dietary intervention against various lifestyle-related disorders. Their nutritional aspects are primarily in several areas as cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), the aging process, diabetes and mental health. This research was conducted to analyze the effect of these oilseeds crops against different diseases and their compositional analysis was performed. To check their effect on human health study was conducted on rats in which effect on serum glucose, serum insulin, lipid profile including LDL, HDL, triglycerides, etc was determined. The effect of sesame on blood profile was studied by adding its specific proportion to rat feed and clinical tests were performed. Results declared that the clinical data consisting of 30 days study indicated that Seesame were found to be effective against diabtes. It was observed that cholesterol level, LDL, HDL were affected positively. Similarly, serum glucose and insulin indicated beneficial behavior in clinical tests. Conclusively, sesame and flaxseed powder because of their miracle properties were found best against cardiovascular diseases, obesity and many other diseases. T2 (25% sesame and 75% flaxseed powder) indicated the best results against hyperglycemia.


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