Water as a New Vehicle for NutritionHimabindu Polaki1* and Nagendra Sastry Yarla2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Himabindu Polaki
Department of Food Science and Technology,
National Institute Of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management
(NIFTEM), (An autonomous institution under Ministry of Food Processing Industries,
Govt. of India), Plot No. 97, Sector 56, HSIIDC Industrial Estate, Kundli, District-
Sonepat, Haryana, India. Tel: +91-8396962612; E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 22, 2014; Accepted date: July 17, 2014; Published date: July 19, 2014
Citation: Polaki H, Yarla NS (2014) Water as a New Vehicle for Nutrition. J Nutr Food Sci 4:294. doi: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000294
Copyright: © 2014 Polaki H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The beneficial effects of beverages with added micronutrients on human health are being increasingly promoted by health professionals. Nutrients fortified beverages available in the market today, are usually in the form of flavored water, fortified juices, sweetened beverages having high calories; however with an increase in the consumer awareness about calories, there is also a demand for the nutrients fortified mineral water without sugar and flavors, so as to get the taste of original water. And, owing to health considerations, from the perspective of obesity in sweetened beveragesand economic reasons for the developing countries, alternative raw materials for nutrient fortification need to be searched. Considering the above mentioned facts, water may be potential substrate and cheapest source, where the fortified nutrients will make a mark and healthy alternative for obesity and nutrient deficiency consumers. This review aims at highlighting the need for nutrients fortified mineral water.