People suffering from diabetes or have a family history of chronic diseases were more willing to adopt novel staple foods, compromising on taste and cost, compared to their healthier peers, according to a study conducted in Singapore.
OptiBiotix Health will start distributing its blood pressure and cholesterol lowering probiotic in Asia Pacific this year, with heart health concerns rising on the back of changing dietary and lifestyle patterns in the region.
Kerry is preparing to ramp-up promotion of its plant-based innovation service to brands in APAC and the Middle East, while also doubling down on emerging taste trends and better-for-you product innovation.
A meta-analysis of 28 RCTs shows that vitamin C supplementation could improve blood glucose and blood pressure in people with diabetes, but long-term, high quality trials involving a larger study population are needed to validate its role in clinical...
Thailand-based Tera Food and Beverage Company Limited, which manufactures the curcumin drink QminC, has set a target of selling 20 million bottles this year, following its foray into the market in 2020.
Singapore plant-based meat start-up Shandi Global is preparing to launch five plant-based chicken products using its unique protein isolation method to convert amino acids into flavour, at a price point said to be one quarter of many competitors.
Polar lipids, specific amino acids, and psychobiotics are of “critical importance” for normal neurodevelopment in young children, aside from the traditionally recognised vitamins and minerals, multinational research has suggested.
The international team behind a new global analysis caution that highly variable childhood nutrition may lead to stunted growth and a rise in childhood obesity— factors that could affect a child's health their entire life.
A systematic review and meta-analysis involving more than one million participants worldwide found that a higher egg consumption is linked to a reduced probability of stroke among Asian consumers, but not in North America or Europe.
Cambodia-based exporter and producer of rice Bayon Cereal is planning to launch three low to mid glycaemic index (GI) products next year, after achieving certification from Australia’s Glycemic Index Foundation (GIF) and being spurred into action after...
Shanghai-based wholegrain product brand Wholly Moly! is anticipating sales to more than double last year’s sales as it looks to offer Chinese consumers a healthier alternative to refined carbohydrates.
Fortified, plant-based, and better-for-you packaged foods will continue to soar in APAC post-pandemic, with preventive health, wellness and nutrition now firmly ingrained in the conscience of consumers, an expert panel claims.
A pilot study from Japan found that astaxanthin supplementation for three months can suppress oxidative stress and improve cardiac function and exercise tolerance in patients suffering from heart failure.
WhatIF Foods, the consumer brand of Singapore-based food science company NamZ, has opened its e-commerce store to consumers in Malaysia and Singapore, as the company seeks to provide convenience foods that are healthier, sustainable and supportive of...
Tate & Lyle has completed its first clinical study on the consumption of its soluble corn fibre (SCF) on the glucose response in an Asian population, with the research suggesting it can offer significant benefits.
Researchers have revealed that the timing of carbohydrate-rich meals can significantly worsen glucose homeostasis – on top of the independent glycaemic index of the food – potentially revealing ways to minimise the risk of type-2 diabetes.
Eating at least two daily servings of high fat dairy, but not low fat, is linked to lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure, and signs of metabolic syndrome, according to an observational study of nearly 150,000 people across the globe.
Hong Kong plant-based manufacturer OmniFoods has seen retail grocery sales increase 120% between April 2019 to January 2020 as it pursues a twin strategy of increasing its presence in the supermarket aisles and foodservice outlets.
Volume sales of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) have declined over the past 22 years in Australia by almost one-third despite the country's ongoing obesity problem, with industry leaders claiming this calls into question repeated calls for a sugar...