DEVELOPMENT OF GARCINIA CAMBOGIA ENRICHED NUTRI BITE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PCOSJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.8, No. 02)
Publication Date: 2020-02-18
Authors : Fatimah Fairoz Ahmed; Shubhi Agarwal;
Page : 257-263
Keywords : Garcinia Cambogia Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Obesity Weight Management;
Garcinia cambogia is a medicinal plant and natural dietary supplement. It has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Also known as Malabar tamarind in the west coast of South India, it is reminiscent to a pumpkin in appearance and is popularly used in the preparation of fish curries. The active component is α-β-dihydroxy tricarboxylic acid which improves exercise endurance and stimulates appetite suppression. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common endocrinopathy affecting women during their reproductive age. It has biochemical, physiological, psychological and reproductive health implications. Clinical studies propose significant outcomes of polycystic ovarian syndrome with lifestyle interventions including weight management. The aim of this study was to develop Garcinia cambogia enriched food product. Four variations with 1.5g (V1), 2.0g (V2), 2.5g (V3) and 3.0g (V4) of dehydrated dried Garcinia cambogia were developed incorporating oats (25%), wheat-bran (5%), peanuts (5%), almonds (5%), pumpkin seeds (5%), flaxseed (5%), dates (30%) and dark chocolate (15%) and subjected to organoleptic evaluation. The most acceptable variation was V1. The ash (4.14g+0.61), moisture (11.68g+1.14), carbohydrate (54.91g+3.09), protein (9.88g+0.27), crude fiber (5.49g+0.47), pH (3.7), magnesium and zinc content were estimated for V1. Further research is needed to explore the potential of Garcinia cambogia enriched food products vis-?-vis weight management and PCOS.
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