Effect Of Feeding An Antioxidant Rich Juice On The Lipid Profile Of Young Females


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  • Sardar Patel University, P. G. Department of Home Science, Gujarat, India

Abstract

Objective:To study the organoleptic qualities of the antioxidant rich juice prepared by combining Beetroot, Tulsi, Lemon, Ginger, Amla and investigate the effect of feeding the juice on lipid profile of a group of young females. Method: A group of 23 No. young females, in the age group of 20 to 22 years were recruited from P.G Department of Home Science; Sardar Patel University. 30ml of the juice was fed to each of the subjects for a period of 30 days. Prior to feeding and at the end of the experimental period, the blood and serum were analyzed for various lipid parameters. Results: Feeding antioxidant rich juice for one month non significantly decreased total cholesterol and LDL â€c by 8.32% and 16.75%, respectively. A non significant increase in the HDLâ€c was observed. Serum triglyceride and VLDLâ€c levels were significantly (p ≤ 0.05) decreased. Conclusion: The formulated juice is an excellent source of antioxidant which may confer positive health outcome in cases of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and age related degenerations.

Keywords

Lipid profile, Young females, Cardiovascular diseases

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