- Published: Friday, 04 November 2016 02:00
Indians are putting themselves at substantially increased risk of cardiovascular disease by eating more than twice the recommended amount of salt, a new study has found.
- Published: Thursday, 03 November 2016 17:57
A newly developed peanut-based probiotic ‘yoghurt’ could serve as a functional food for those who follow a vegan diet or have lactose intolerance, say researchers.
- Published: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 04:06
The amount of sugar in a small bowl of sweet soup in Hong Kong should not be under-estimated, according to tests conducted by the region’s Consumer Council and the Centre for Food Safety.
- Published: Monday, 31 October 2016 06:48
Electronic cigarettes with flavoured liquids could help with weight control, according to a commentary co-authored by New Zealand researchers.
- Published: Friday, 28 October 2016 11:57
A severe shortage of wagyu calves in Japan is putting pressure on producers of this special native beef livestock, as calf prices soar and breeders risk a fall in turnover.
- Published: Friday, 28 October 2016 07:34
Rumblings in Jakarta suggest that Indonesia is prepared to abolish its import licensing system for some food commodities, and replace it with a tariff system to ease pressure on the economy.
- Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016 15:32
A typical Roti that is stretched, thinned and garnished with ingredients that represents the races in Malaysia.
- Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:03
Asia is rapidly emerging as an important market for sports nutrition products. Manufacturers who want to stand out from the crowd should turn to a ‘secret’ natural ingredient.
- Published: Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:01
Several superfoods are now becoming mainstream in Japan because consumers are acutely aware of the “nutrient powerhouses” and their functional benefits.
- Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2016 07:27
A new Chinese study has shown omega-3 supplementation improved IQ among older people with mild cognitive impairment.
- Published: Monday, 24 October 2016 15:16
Aged garlic has greater antioxidant potential that the raw version, but was found not to lower cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic individuals, a Singapore study has reported.
- Published: Friday, 21 October 2016 04:24
Epicatechin – compound found in cocoa – may reduce food intake, and subsequently help control appetite and weight management, says a new study.
- Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016 07:55
Specialists in Myanmar are warning that unhealthy lifestyles and the low intake of essential vitamins and minerals is leading cardiovascular problems to spiral out of control.
TheRicebowl.Asia’s Take: Nutrient deficiencies among the Khmer people should be taken seriously by the governing body to avoid further health deterioration. Campaigns regarding cardiovascular health should also be immediately rolled out in order to equip the public with useful knowledge of prevention and maintaining overall health.
- Published: Wednesday, 19 October 2016 15:54
Fewer than 3% of complaints against Hong Kong food vendors have end in prosecution this year, at a time when reports of food-safety violations are increasing.