Prospective Phytochemicals for alleviation of different chronic ailments

Poonam Lakra, Indu Nashier Gahlawat


'Phytochemicals' include a variety of plant ingredients that are capable of promoting good health. Phytochemicals include a variety of compounds - terpenoids, polyphenols, and thiols.  Researchers have found that phytochemicals have the potential to stimulate the immune system, prevent toxic substances in the diet from becoming carcinogenic, also reduce inflammation, prevent damage to DNA, and assist in the repair.  They also reduce the oxidative damage to the cells and slow down the pace of cancer cells. However, much focus is given on the antioxidant properties of phytochemicals. Change in the dietary patterns by including more fruits and vegetables and grains is a practical strategy to include phytochemicals in our diet. This dietary pattern may provide desirable health benefits beyond basic nutrition to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.


Phytochemicals; Carcinogenic; Immune System; Terpenoids; Polyphenols; Thiols

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