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Duckweed and green tea found to boost health benefits of Med diet

By Oliver Morrison

A ‘greener’ Mediterranean diet consisting of more vegetables, less meat and topped up with water lentils, walnuts and green tea, may be even better for cardiovascular and metabolic health than the traditional version, suggests research.

NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2020 Winners Revealed

NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2020 winners revealed

By Gary Scattergood

The winners of the 2020 NutraIngredients-Asia Awards have been announced via a live online broadcast, where the region’s brightest and best products, ingredients and projects were revealed.

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Five-ingredient whey supplement protects against sarcopenia

By Nikki Hancocks

A five-ingredient supplement of whey, micellar casein, creatine, vitamin D3, and omega-3, combined with resistance training, significantly improves lean mass, strength, and overall muscle quality in old age, according to a study of men over 70.

Arla Foods Ingredients recently launched a clean label ambient stirred yogurt concept containing five all-natural ingredients.  Pic: Arla Foods Ingredients

The growing importance of clean label in functional dairy

By Jim Cornall

Demand for functional dairy ingredients has never been higher. This is largely driven by the high-protein trend – consumers increasingly understand the proven benefits of high-quality proteins, in particular those from whey, for muscle growth, weight...

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How will COVID-19 impact health food perceptions?

By Nikki Hancocks

Health food and drink experts have revealed what they believe will be the biggest purchase drivers and the biggest innovation pitfalls post-COVID and how brands can cater to emerging needs.

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Foods to improve mental wellbeing ‘may prove recession proof’

By Oliver Morrison

Functional food and beverages that are seen to improve mental health could be set to be a ‘recession proof’ sector, claims market researcher MMR. It says its new data highlights innovation opportunities as consumers seek new strategies to manage their...

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Has sports nutrition lost its protein bar?

By Nikki Hancocks

The dilemma seemed to develop quite suddenly. I was writing an article on trends in the sports nutrition category and I found myself unsure what new product developments I should, or could, include in the piece.

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Thousands sign petition demanding Holland & Barrett store closures

By Nikki Hancocks

Holland & Barrett staff have set up a petition, signed by thousands of staff and customers, begging the company to close its stores during the coronavirus pandemic as they argue their lives and the lives of customers are being put at risk.

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