Food Market in Philippines 2014

Food Market in Philippines 2014

With about seven thousand islands lying off the southwest coast of the Asian mainland, The Philippines is one of the largest island groups in the world. It is strategically located as a gateway to the East and Southeast Asian market, and well- poised to be a staging area for local food and beverage processors that seek to penetrate the lucrative market

Food Market in Indonesia 2014

Food Market in Indonesia 2014

The Republic of Indonesia is the largest island chains in the world. Indonesia has a total population of more than 215 million people from more than 200 ethnic groups. The national language is Bahasa Indonesia.

The food processing industry growth in Indonesia is attributed to several factors. This includes the introduction of new flavours and products, aggressive promotional activities, modern retail expansion and growing health awareness.

Food Market in China 2014

Food Market in China 2014

At 3.7 million square miles, China is one of the biggest countries in the world. It contains the world's biggest city, Shanghai, and is ruled from capital Beijing, in the east. There are 1.3 billion people living in China, making one in every five people in the world Chinese.

Spices and diabetes: Urgent need for more human trials to assess benefits, say Asia researchers

Spices and diabetes: Urgent need for more human trials to assess benefits, say Asia researchers

There is an urgent need to carry out more human studies with spices that have the potential to reduce glycemic response and potentially manage and treat diabetes, according to Singapore academics.

TheRicebowl.Asia’s Take: Application of Isulin for Diabetic patients may bring adverse side effects to the liver and overall health in the long run. More human trials for spices to substitute Isulin are needed to achieve a positive and concreate result.  

Read more at: http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Formulation/Spices-and-diabetes-Urgent-need-for-more-human-trials-to-assess-benefits-say-Asia-researchers

Kids with vitamin D deficiency more likely to develop asthma: 10-year study

Kids with vitamin D deficiency more likely to develop asthma: 10-year study

Children with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to develop asthma, a 10-year study of children in Perth, Australia, has discovered.

TheRicebowl.Asia’s Take: Prevention is better than cure. Parents need to make sure that there is no inadequacy in terms of Vitamin D and other nutrition during their children’s early childhood in avoiding asthma and other potentially fatal immune allergies and sickness. 

Read more at: http://www.nutraingredients-asia.com/Research/Kids-with-vitamin-D-deficiency-more-likely-to-develop-asthma-10-year-study

What's Your Flavour?

What's Your Flavour?

Asian consumers are becoming increasingly adventurous when it comes to snacking. Seasoning technology plays a key role in providing consumers the sensory experience they want while helping manufacturers improve their bottom line

Achieving Energy Balance In Our Asian Lifestyles

Achieving Energy Balance In Our Asian Lifestyles

With increasingly hectic lifestyles, Asian consumers are consuming more snacks for energy. How can manufacturers capitalise on this opportunity? By Christian Philippsen, Managing Director, Beneo Asia Pacific

Fish oil may reduce muscle soreness after exercising: Study

Fish oil may reduce muscle soreness after exercising Study

High dose omega-3 supplements may reduce delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) after resistance training in untrained women, says a new study from Baylor University.

Common Emulsifiers & Stabilisers In Everyday Food

Common Emulsifiers Stabilisers In Everyday Food

A guide to commonly used additives in everyday food, their applications, attributes and how they will continue to affect future food trends around the world. – By TheRiceBowl.Asia

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The Prebiotic Shield Against Obesity

The Prebiotic Shield Against Obesity

Dietary habits are becoming increasingly important in a world where obesity trends are on the rise. Prebiotics in particular, may be part of the solution in stopping this growing pandemic, by contributing benefits in the areas of blood glucose management, lowering BMI, and reducing caloric intake.

 

New Beverage Category: Relaxation

New Beverage Category - Relaxation

Beverages are getting more functional with every launch, and while these provide health benefits and energy, a new category for functional beverages is on the rise: relaxation beverages. These range from ‘special water’ with probiotic properties, juice or coffee that has been fortified with essential minerals, drinks that address cognitive health, beauty drinks such as those that include collagen, or even drinks that help one to sleep or relax.

A Promise to End Malnutrition by 2030

Dont give children palm oil says Italian consumer group

After finding that 12 kids' food products from Nestlé, Barilla, Ferrero and Danone contain high levels of carcinogen 3-MCPD, Italian consumer group Altroconsumo is calling on parents to stop giving products that contain palm oil to children.

TheRiceBowl.Asia’s take: As alarming as it may sound, more independent research should be conducted on the negative effects of processed vegetable oils which includes palm oil before any serious action is taken.

Read more at: http://www.foodnavigator.com/Market-Trends/Don-t-give-children-palm-oil-says-Italian-consumer-group

Malaysia must end 24-hour dining to curb obesity crisis

Malaysia must end 24 hour dining to curb obesity crisis

Malaysians should be sleeping in the early hours of the morning, not eating and watching football at a 24-hour restaurant, according to the president of the Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity.

New Chinese Dietary Guidelines A Reference for Industry

New Chinese Dietary Guidelines A Reference for Industry

The new guidelines provide guidance for the Chinese population on appropriate food choices, which ultimately play a role in the prevention of diseases. The primary goal of the guidelines is to establish a balanced diet model and to resolve public nutrition issues.

Alternative Treatments for Dengue Fever

Alternative Treatments for Dengue Fever

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates there may be 50-100 million dengue infections globally every year, with 2.5 billion people, at risk of this mosquito-borne infectious disease.

The potentially lethal and escalating dengue fever is problem with no definitive treatment available for now. Yet, many dengue victims swear by using back-to-nature traditional medicines for drastic cures. With no definitive treatment from modern medicine available, the best treatment for this infectious disease might lie in nature.

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