Coca-Cola India has launched the first no-sugar variant of a home-grown brand – Thums Up Charged No Sugar – with a leading executive claiming it is a “significant milestone in its sugar reduction strategy”.
A.G. Barr has reduced the sugar content of some of its drinks by as much as 70%, as well as developing an unprecedented number of new recipes, as it prepares for the introduction of the UK sugar tax next month.
UAE manufacturer Global Food Industries (GFI) has launched a new range of ‘healthy’ burgers and nuggets featuring superfoods quinoa and kale in at attempt to help tackle the region’s rising rates of obesity and diabetes.
The market for functional foods containing omega-3 is ripe for innovation in Asia and the Middle East, with one start-up claiming it can provide 250mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in 30g of chocolate.
Researchers in Tasmania say they have found evidence of a biological link between diet and depression, via a study that analysed associations between diet, BMI, inflammatory markers, and mental health in adolescents.