Journal of Nutrition & Weight Loss

Journal of Nutrition & Weight Loss
Open Access

ISSN: 2593-9793

Paran Gowda

University of Patanjali, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, India

  • Review Article   
    Alternative and Supplementary Health Model on Traditional Sugars
    Author(s): Karthikeyan Nagarajan*, Acharya Balkrishna and Paran Gowda

    This article reviews nutraceutical properties of traditionally processed sugar products in view of food policy implications in India. This review gains importance in the light of overconsumption of foods rich in sugar, salt and fat, in the recent decades, and the associated epidemic of non-communicable diseases in India and rest of the world. Food policy in India does not signify the traditional sugars. We have presented an alternative health model to analyse nutraceutical properties of traditional sugars and distinguish them from refined sugars. We have evolved this model using ancient health wisdom of India. Traditional sugars are distinct from refined sugars by composition, nutritional benefits, rate of energy release and medicinal values. The traditional sugars are rich in nutraceuticals properties while the refined sugars are of empty calories. Research proofs show that the tradi.. Read More»

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