Role of Betalain in Human Health
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Various bioavailable compounds from plants have recently attracted much attention as they are vital protecting factors in human health. Pharmacological activities of betalain such as antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antilipidemic, and antimicrobial make them able to play a central role in human health. When betalains become part of regular diet in humans, they offer fortification against stress-related syndromes due to their ability to obstruct lipid peroxidation and oxidation other than its color-imparting features. Several pathological syndromes are well treated and cured by health-promoting agents like beetroot. Beetroot supplementation containing betalain is recounted to attenuate inflammation, decrease blood pressure, avoid oxidative burden, restore cerebrovascular hemodynamics, and block endothelial function in humans .
KeywordsBetalains Health Promotion Agencies Bioavailable Compounds Betanin Beetroot Juice
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