Mintel UK: Alcohol Consumption Falls

As Brexit rumbles on, British consumers continue to spend on brands and businesses that successfully tap into the Holy Trinity of current consumer behaviour: the ‘experience economy’, the booming health and wellness movement, and the desire to be more ethically conscious and eco-friendly. Alcohol consumption is another factor to consider.…

The Hunt For Flavour Fragments

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology, and the University of Hohenheim have developed a new methodical approach. It allows for the faster identification of flavour-giving protein fragments in foods such as cheese or yogurt, thus optimising production processes. The taste of fermented…

Improvement Needed For Inquiry Into Thailand’s Sugar Consumption

A joint study conducted by researchers at Thailand’s Mahidol University and Singapore’s International Life Sciences Institute Southeast Asia Region has found that the current evidence of sugar consumption level and sources with added sugar was unsubstantial. While traditional Southeast Asian diets consist of mainly (around 70 to 80 percent) carbohydrates—predominantly…

Research Earns Pistachios ‘Superfood’ Status For People With Desk Jobs

Three recent studies are giving new reasons for consumers to reach for a handful of nuts while at work and in particular, pistachios, and they could help office workers stay focussed at their desks. Adding to an increasing volume of research around the health benefits of pistachios, one study and…

Study Coconut Oil Increases Cholesterol, Corn Oil Lowers It

A recent study has found that corn oil lowers cholesterol compared with coconut oil. The findings highlight consumer misconceptions of coconut oil, which has grown in popularity in recent years. The Study Coconut Oil Increases Cholesterol, Corn Oil Lowers It was conducted by US-based MB Clinical Research, and sponsored by…

Scientific Research Drives Demand For SN-2 Palmitate In China’s Formula Market

  A growing body of scientific research is behind the popularity of OPO—a premium quality ingredient that mimics the fatty acid profile of human milk—in China’s infant formula market, according to Advanced Lipids, one of the leading providers of the ingredient. Demand for infant formula containing SN-2 palmitate has soared over…

Melatonin Supplements Could Reduce Cholesterol In The Long Run

Although further studies are needed to certify the benefits of melatonin, the study concludes that the supplement has a positive effect on cholesterol in high doses and long durations. Melatonin Supplements Could Reduce Cholesterol In The Long Run Researchers at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and Torbat Heydariyeh University…

Can Healthy Eating Be Conditioned In The Human Psyche?

Psychologists from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands posit that unhealthy eating habits are reversible by extrapolating results of Pavlovian study. Can Healthy Eating Be Conditioned In The Human Psyche? Ivan Pavlov’s study on classical conditioning shed light on the stimuli-based associations dogs held with food. Over a series of studies,…

Study Shows Tomato And Rosemary Alongside Lutein Protect Eyes

A producer of natural ingredients, Lycored, has announced the results of it study which revealed tomatoes and rosemary with lutein could improve eye health. The study has been published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Molecular Vision. It found that adding the phytonutrient combination of tomatoes and rosemary to a composition containing…
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