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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  11

Year :  2014

Pages :   1319-1322

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Antioxidant Activity of Dry Fruits: A Short Review



Address:   Daniel Silas Samuel1*, R.V.Geetha2
1II year BDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai
2Faculty of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
Antioxidants are substances that may protect our cells against the effects of free radicals. All the radicals known as reactive oxygen species (ROS) formed during cell metabolism, exert oxidative stress towards the cells of human body. Oxidative damage caused by free radical is related to pathogenesis of many chronic degenerative diseases like cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, atherosclerosis, cirrhosis etc. Although the human body produces antioxidant enzymes to neutralize free radicals, a diet rich in edible antioxidants is recommended to assist the human body to protect itself. Dried fruits have healthy protective bioactive ingredients and essential nutrients that help to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses. This review outlines the antioxidant activity of three dried fruits raisins, almonds and walnut that are used by us commonly.
KEYWORDS:
Anti oxidant, Free radical, reactive oxygen species, raisins, almonds, walnuts.
Cite:
Daniel Silas Samuel, R.V.Geetha. Antioxidant Activity of Dry Fruits: A Short Review. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(11): Nov. 2014 Page 1319-1322.
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