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Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging by Ronald Ross Watson

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Chapter 1

Impact of Nutrition on Healthy Aging

Prabhakar Vissavajjhala,    Sugen Life Sciences, Pvt Ltd, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract

Aging is a unidirectional physiological phenomenon, but one can retard its detrimental consequences by healthy nutrition. It is alarming that escalating global trends of diet-induced excess weight and obesity are leading to type 2 diabetic and cardiovascular complications and inflammatory diseases among adults and adolescents. Appropriate nutritional implements and active lifestyles are recommended to help safeguard healthy aging. While many functional food ingredients may have beneficial impacts on human health, the current chapter highlights the specific roles of dietary fiber, prebiotics, and probiotics ...

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