Cocoa compound shows appetite-controlling potential

Cocoa compound shows appetite-controlling potential

Epicatechin – compound found in cocoa – may reduce food intake, and subsequently help control appetite and weight management, says a new study.

No more cooking oil subsidies

No more cooking oil subsidies

KUALA LUMPUR: In just 12 days, cooking in Malaysia will get costlier with cooking oil prices going up.

Myanmar: Half of population over 40 has high cholesterol, one-in-three has hypertension

Myanmar: Half of population over 40 has high cholesterol, one-in-three has hypertension

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.

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Hong Kong still prosecuting only very few food safety complaints

Hong Kong still prosecuting only very few food safety complaints

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.

'Pretzel dog' holds up halal certification for Auntie Anne's in Malaysia

'Pretzel dog' holds up halal certification for Auntie Anne's in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Popular American pretzel chain Auntie Anne's has said it has been unable to get halal certification in Malaysia for, among other reasons, selling "pretzel dogs"

Marigold Milk recalled from supermarket shelves with immediate effect

Marigold Milk recalled from supermarket shelves with immediate effect

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Milk Sdn Bhd is recalling all of its Marigold HL milk from the local market with immediate effect. This was in response to customer feedbacks on the viscosity of its Marigold HL chocolate milk that appeared higher than usual.

Soy protein early in life may help prevent bone loss in adulthood

 Soy protein early in life may help prevent bone loss in adulthood

New research suggests reports that a diet heavy in soy protein isolate during early life can protect against serious bone loss during adulthood.

Taiwan reviews safety of two flour additives

Taiwan reviews safety of two flour additives

Taiwan’s food safety authorities are evaluating whether regulations governing the use of two additives to flour products should be amended.

Seaweed: How a Korean side dish became a hit with US snackers

Seaweed: How a Korean side dish became a hit with US snackers

In half a decade, seaweed has made the leap from traditional Korean side dish to an ingredient making a big impression on the US snacking scene.

 

Spirulina: Is This Algae the Next Superfood?

Spirulina: Is This Algae the Next Superfood?

Being highly regarded as the next superfood - Spirulina has a complete list of proteins, vitamins, essential minerals and omega-3. The Aztecs, who lived in lake Chad, were said to consume Spirulina to meet their nutrition needs. It helped them surviving the famine.

Asia and Africa set to become UK’s biggest suppliers in wake of Brexit

Asia and Africa set to become UK’s biggest suppliers in wake of Brexit

Africa and Asia could take the EU’s place as exporters of fruit and veg for the UK following Brexit, retailers say.

Philippines grocery retail market ‘stands out in Asia’

Philippines grocery retail market ‘stands out in Asia’

Backed by solid economic growth, increasing incomes and strong domestic demand, the Philippines stands out as one of the top burgeoning retail markets in Asia.

Cinnamon’s Surprising Health Benefits: Reasons to Include the Spice in Your Diet

Cinnamon’s Surprising Health Benefits: Reasons to Include the Spice in Your Diet

Cinnamon has been used as long has recorded history itself. The Egyptians used it in their embalming process and even the Old Testament mentions it as one of the ingredients for anointing oils. The ancients knew of cinnamon's health benefits and it was so treasured that at one time, it was said to be more valuable than gold.

Eating cereal fibre could reduce heart disease & cancer deaths – analysis

Eating cereal fibre could reduce heart disease & cancer deaths – analysis

Regularly eating cereal fibre could reduce the risk of heart disease-related deaths by up to 18% and cancer mortality by 15%, a new analysis claims.

One in four Hong Kong soy sauces found to contain traces of carcinogen

One in four Hong Kong soy sauces found to contain traces of carcinogen

More than a quarter of soy sauce brands tested by the Hong Kong Consumer Council have been found to contain a possibly carcinogenic compound, while a similar number failed to meet the most basic overseas quality standards.

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