Nutraceuticals and Innovative Food Products for Healthy Living and Preventive Care

Nutraceuticals and Innovative Food Products for Healthy Living and Preventive Care

Amit Verma (SDAU, India), Kajal Srivastava (GBPUAT, India), Shivom Singh (ITM University, India) and Hukum Singh (Forest Research Institute, India)
Release Date: November, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 462
ISBN13: 9781522529705|ISBN10: 1522529705|EISBN13: 9781522529712|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2970-5

Description

The proper nutrition can aid disease prevention and ensure an overall healthy lifestyle. In nutrition, certain natural and processed foods are particularly useful in achieving and maintaining health goals.

Nutraceuticals and Innovative Food Products for Healthy Living and Preventive Care is a comprehensive reference source for the latest research findings on food components that provide health and medical benefits, including the prevention, treatment, and cures for numerous diseases. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as functional foods, alternative medicine, and nutrition, this publication is an ideal resource for medical practitioners, nutritionists, upper-level students, researchers, and academicians seeking information on the use of food products in health management.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Alternative Medicine
  • Antioxidants
  • Functional Foods
  • Medicinal Weeds
  • Nutrients
  • Nutrition
  • Product Development

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Amit Verma currently works as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, S D Agricultural University, India. He also worked as Guest Faculty in the Department of Biochemistry, at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. He worked under Dr. D N Kamra, National Professor, ICAR, India as Research Associate in the Department of Animal Nutrition, IVRI, Bareilly India. He received his doctorate from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar and investigated the different industrial applications of Keratinase enzyme. Dr. Verma has qualified many reputed examinations like CSIR JRF, ICMR JRF, ICAR SRF, GATE etc and recipient of Junior Research Fellowship, CSIR, New Delhi, India during his doctorate. He holds the membership of many national and international professional bodies. His current work is aimed on Nutraceuticals investigation of crops with exploration of effect of external agents on nutraceutical composition of plant products. He has written more than twenty research and review articles in reputed peer reviewed journals alongwith two books, 9 book chapters and more than 15 conference proceedings. He also got Young Scientist Award from VIRA foundation, India.
Kajal Srivastava, Assistant Professor at KRG PG College, Gwalior, is a Post Doctoral Fellow from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. She received her doctoral degree in Botany, from MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India and had studied post graduation in Industrial Biotechnology from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, India. Dr. Srivastava is the author of over 42 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals and also holds membership of many professional bodies. She has authored two books as well. Her research specifically focuses on bryomonitoring, plant biochemistry and environmental biotechnology. She has worked on many bilateral research projects, viz. Indo-German and Indo-Swiss Projects sponsored by BDT and DST, Government of India.
Shivom Singh, Assistant Professor at ITM University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, did his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of Biological Science, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. Dr. Shivom Singh received two Ph.D. degrees first in Botany from MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly and the second in Environmental Sciences from Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar. His postgraduate degree is from the Gurukul Kangri Univerisity, Haridwar, India in 2003. He is a Fellow of Action for Sustainable, Efficacious Development and Awareness (FASEA) and holds the membership of many national and international professional bodies. Dr. Singh researches on Environmental monitoring of different aspects of pollutions and their biological managements and rhizosphere biology. His current work is aimed on biofertilizer and biopesticides. He has written more than 40 research and review articles in reputed national and international journals. He has authored two books as well.
Hukum Singh, Ph.D. in Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), with Master in Botany and Economics from Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), India. He is presently working as a Scientist at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. The competence area of his research and teaching is the eco-physiology, forest micrometeorology covers carbon, water and energy fluxes in vegetation system and forest and climate change includes plant response to elevated CO2, rising temperature, drought and nutrient stress. He is the recipient of young scientist awards from various international/national/regional agencies especially Secretariat of AsiaFlux Japan; SERB-DST, New Delhi; VIFRA,Chennai and UCOST, Dehradun. Dr. Singh has visited Vietnam under fellowship received from Secretariat of AsiaFlux Japan. He has been engaged in research and completed several projects funded from DST-SERB, ISRO, ICFRE and SFD. Besides, he has also published more than 35 articles include research papers and chapters and also edited two books and two proceedings of seminar/workshop. He is life member of various national as well as international scientific bodies/societies in the field of climate change, plant science, environmental science and forest micrometeorology/ meteorology etc.