Effects and mechanisms of antioxidant-rich functional beverages on disease prevention

Jahidul Islam, Yearul Kabir

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There has been growing attention of the key role of beverages as they deliver health benefits beyond the basic nutritional functions. Functional beverages are an excellent source of functional components including vitamins, minerals, polyphenol, amino acids, and bioactive compounds and their mechanisms of action included antioxidant effects. The antioxidant-rich beverage protects the body against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress may lead to elevate reactive species and a decrease in antioxidant defenses, resulting in chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, type-2 diabetes, and neurodegeneration. Consumption of natural compounds with an antioxidant profile may be a preventive substitute. Pomegranate, grapes, tomato, apple, or some other fruit and vegetables juices are well known to possess antioxidant activities. This review illustrates the recent studies on the antioxidant and radical scavenging activity of fruit and vegetable juices supplementation and their role in disease prevention, and a special attention is paid to the mechanisms of action.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional and Medicinal Beverages
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 11: The Science of Beverages
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9780128163979
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Antiaging
  • Antioxidant
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Flavonoids
  • Fruit juices
  • Functional beverages
  • Polyphenol
  • Traditional beverages

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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