- Published: Monday, 28 November 2016 02:26
Nutrition has the power to make or break the vast majority of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – but not enough nutrition or food firms are pledging to help solve the problems of hunger, malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.
- Published: Friday, 25 November 2016 09:17
Supplementation with curcumin has been found to be effective in reducing depressive and anxiolytic symptoms in people with major depressive disorders.
TheRicebowl.Asia’s Take: It is imperative to come up with a substitute to anti-depressant drugs and look into a more organic and safe remedy. Anti-depressants are proven to come with long term side effects in which could hamper the life of the individuals. Although the study is not conclusive, more research ought to be done to complement the existing results and achieve the desired, natural effect.
- Published: Friday, 25 November 2016 09:13
A further 2m Filipinos risk hunger at an annual cost of some PHP145bn (US$3bn) by 2050, though effective policymaking could reduce the impact.
- 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.