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The importance of fibre consumption in children and the benefits of polydextrose

24 November 2021
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Fibre in children
Childhood is a period of growth and development and having a healthy diet is essential. Among the nutrients that are important for child development is fibre. It benefits gut health, helping to support normal bowel function, maintain healthy blood glucose and lipid levels and may contribute to...

Diabetes in Asia: Are we at higher risk?

14 November 2021
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Diabetes in Asia-Pacific
Home to 60% of the world’s population, Asia Pacific is undergoing rapid socioeconomic, technological, and cultural transitions. While these transitions have reduced poverty, they have come with considerable health consequences. Amongst the 422 million people globally affected with diabetes in 2014...

Defining prebiotics: where do we stand now?

10 November 2021
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Smiling woman eating a fortified breakfast cereal
Prebiotics are food components that feed and foster the growth of beneficial bacteria that live in your gut, enhancing gut health and thus whole-body health. This is backed by a growing amount of scientific research. What many people don’t know is the journey these substances took to get where they...

Is 3D printing the future of food?

27 October 2021
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3D printer printing food
Imagine a world where we use 3D printers to create food, with personally tailored ingredients for your own preferences and dietary requirements. It could be as simple as using a vending machine, at a restaurant, or even in your own kitchen! All this might be achievable in the not-too-distant future...

Five myths and facts about low or no calorie sweeteners

20 October 2021
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Friends sharing carbonated beverages
Low and no calorie sweeteners (LNCS) have existed and been studied since the mid-1840s. Despite being long-studied substances that count with numerous evidence to support their safety and efficacy, there is still a lot of misinformation surrounding them. Misinterpretation of studies has contributed...
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