1st Edition

Micronutrients and Macronutrients as Nutraceuticals

    404 Pages 9 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    404 Pages 9 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume explains in detail the properties of micronutrients and macronutrients and their diverse uses as nutraceuticals for their beneficial properties, such as their antioxidant activity and immunity-boosting properties and how they can be incorporated into the human diet for optimum health, for growing beneficial bacteria in the gut, and inhibition of pathogens. Interestingly, the authors look at how disease-promoting habits often unfold in childhood, even prenatally, and employing nutrigenomics early on goes a long way toward curbing these chronic diseases later on in life.

    With the advent of increasing drug costs and escalating antimicrobial resistance, the pharmacological and antibiotic-like effects of naturally derived nutraceuticals are worth exploring. This volume provides important information toward that goal that will be valuable for researchers, faculty, and graduate students in medical microbiology, pharmacy, chemical engineering, and medical informatics.

    1. Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

    Sumitra Gorain

    2. Antioxidants Activity of Micronutrients and Macronutrients

    Mousumi Bhattacharya

    3. Vitamins as Nutraceuticals

    Suddhasatwya Chatterjee and Meghna Dutta

    4. Microbes and Microbial Products as Nutraceuticals

    Sayan Bhattacharyya

    5. Immunity-Boosting Macronutrients and Micronutrients

    Diksha Kumari Sharma

    6. Gut Microbiota and Pathogens

    Sayan Bhattacharyya

    7. Nutrient Delivery of Micronutrients and Macronutrients

    Amit Banik

    8. Micronutrients and Macronutrients in Nutrigenomics

    Meghna Dutta and Suddhasatwya Chatterjee

    9. Alternative and Therapeutic Foods

    Rashmi Jaiswal

    10. Micronutrients and Macronutrients in Food Engineering

    H. Haripriya and Pragya Kumar

    11. Food Processing of Micronutrients and Macronutrients

    K. G. Naveen, Shamshad Ahmed, and Pragya Kumar

    12. Nutrition, Diet, and Health: Role of Macronutrients, Micronutrients, and Nutraceuticals

    Madhumita Dobe


    Prakash Chandra Gupta, PhD, MPharm, is Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur, India. With over 15 years of academic and research experience, he has published many research and review articles in reputed national and international journals and has received research project grants from funding agencies.

    Sayan Bhattacharyya, MBBS, MD, is Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, at the All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, Kolkata, India. Before this he was affiliated with the Department of Microbiology at AIIMS Patna. He has more than 13 years of experience in teaching, patient care, laboratory work, and biomedical research and has over 75 publications in international medical journals.

    Nisha Sharma, PhD, MPharm, is Director of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur, India. With teaching experience of over 23 years, she has authored many research articles in journals and books, has chaired many scientific sessions of national and international conferences and served as a resource person for All India Council for Technical Education.

    Rajesh K. Kesharwani, PhD, MTech, is Associate Professor of Computer Applications at Nehru Gram Bharati Prayagraj, India. He has more than 11 years of research and nine years of teaching experience at various institutes of India. Dr. Kesharwani has authored many articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and edited books with international publishers.

    Raj K. Keservani, MPharm, is Associate Professor in the Faculty of B. Pharmacy, CSM Group of Institutions, Prayagraj, India. He has more than 12 years of academic (teaching) experience and has published many papers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in national and international journals, book chapters, co-authored books, and edited books. He is also active as a reviewer for several international scientific journals.