foods and beverages

Packaged food industry to touch $30 bn by 2015


April 29th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The packaged food industry in India is likely to double by 2015 to touch $30 billion from the current $15 billion owing to the rise ... Read more...

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School kids move court against sale of junk food


December 21st, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought the central government's response on a petition filed by students of a private school in south Delhi seeking a ... Read more...

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Eating chocolates, candies occasionally ‘has no adverse health affects’


March 31st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Candy and chocolate lovers tend to weigh less, have lower body mass indices (BMI) and waist circumferences, and have decreased levels of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) ... Read more...

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‘Nano-bricks’ could help improve food packaging


March 28th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists have said that a new material containing an ingredient used to make bricks shows promise as a transparent coating for improving the strength and performance of plastic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Increased intake of added sugars linked to weight gain: Study


March 25th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Increased consumption of added sugars could make you gain extra pounds, according to a study that followed Minnesota residents for 27 years.Researchers at the University of Minnesota used ... Read more...

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Fructose does not increase food intake or impact weight: Extensive study


February 11th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Fructose does not increase food intake or impact body weight or blood triglycerides in overweight or obese individuals, according to a new comprehensive review.The review examined data regarding ... Read more...

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Mozart’s symphonies grow ’sweeter bananas, tastier sake’


November 26th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Nov 26 (ANI): Mozart's music has regaled man for years, but now some are exploring the possibility that his symphonies may benefit fruits and vegetables too.In July, the Hyogo Prefecture-based fruit ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vended snacks ‘lead to chronic health problems in kids’


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that school children who eat foods purchased in vending machines are prone to chronic health problems.University of Michigan Medical School researchers have suggested ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US promotes high quality food products in Delhi, Mumbai


August 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): US Deputy Chief of Mission Donald Lu inaugurated a promotion showcasing a wide range of high-quality U.S. foods and beverages today at Godrej Nature's Basket in New Delhi.Speaking ... Read more...

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Here’s how you can promote brain health


August 18th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): An expert has suggested some activities that may enhance memory and promote overall brain health.John H. Byrne of the University of Texas studied the neuronal and molecular ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fructose-rich Western diets fuel growth of pancreatic cancers


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers at UCLA has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose, common in the Western diet, to activate a key cellular pathway that ... Read more...

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Pancreatic cancers use fructose to fuel their growth


August 4th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 04 (ANI): A new study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose to activate a key cellular pathway that drives ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What do astronauts eat in space?


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Fascinated by space and the astronauts? Then you would be happy to know what exactly they eat for survival when in space.According to NASA's Vickie Kloeris, the menu ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fructose intake linked to high BP


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study has found that people who eat a diet high in fructose, in the form of added sugar, are at increased risk of developing high blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bitter-blocking ingredient in artificial sweeteners found


May 28th, 2010 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): The chemical that specifically blocks people's ability to detect the bitter aftertaste that comes with artificial sweeteners such as saccharin has been discovered by researchers.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Inadequate sleep can make you fat


May 4th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Inadequate sleep is a risk factor for childhood obesity, especially among boys, says a new study.The research, presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Processed foods, beverages bad for heart


April 21st, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Added sugars in processed foods and beverages may increase risk for heart disease factors, says a new study. The study analysed US government nutritional data and blood lipid levels ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Teens who drink 100pct fruit juice have healthier diets


March 4th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has shown that teenagers who drink 100 percent fruit juice have more nutritious diets overall compared to non-consumers.The findings revealed that teens between the age ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fast, cheap ‘dipstick’ test to identify pesticides in foods


November 5th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): A team of Canadian scientists has developed a fast, inexpensive 'dipstick' test to identify small amounts of pesticides that may exist in foods and beverages.John Brennan and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Day of the Dead - Dia de los Muertos celebrated


November 1st, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Day of the Dead, when people remember their loved ones, whom they lost, is being celebrated with customary fervor. This day focuses on assembly ... Read more...

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Herbs act as eco-friendly pesticides


August 17th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) Well-known herbs rosemary, thyme, clove and mint are now becoming killer weapons against pests as the industry tries to satisfy demands for fruits and vegetables produced in more ... Read more...

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‘Killer spices’ provide eco-friendly pesticides for organic fruits and vegetables


August 17th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that spices like rosemary, thyme, clove, and mint can provide eco-friendly pesticides for organic fruits and vegetables.As the industry tries to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating lots of fructose impairs memory


August 1st, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Diets high in fructose, a type of sugar found in most processed foods and beverages, impairs memory, according to a new study. Amy Ross, graduate student in the lab ... Read more...

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Eating high levels of fructose may impair memory


July 17th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Diets high in fructose - a type of sugar found in most processed foods and beverages - could impair spatial memory, says a study on adult rats.To reach ... Read more...

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Indra Nooyi named CEO of the year


July 14th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Indra Nooyi, India-born chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, has been named 2009 CEO of the Year by the Global Supply Chain Leaders Group (GSCLG). Nooyi's key contributions ... Read more...

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Online games influence children’s food choices


July 7th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Computer games can influence kids' food choices whether toward healthy snacks or unhealthy products, according to a new study.Advergames-online computer games developed specifically to promote a brand, often ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Replacing sugar-sweetened beverages with water may curb childhood obesity


April 7th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Children and adolescents can be prevented from consuming an average of 235 excess calories per day by replacing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) with water, according to a ... Read more...

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Low energy dense breakfast improves overall diet quality


November 13th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): People who eat low energy dense breakfast have improved diet quality, and may have a better ability to maintain a healthy weight.The study, published in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Fructose consumption spurs sudden weight gain


October 17th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Excess of fructose or fruit sugar in one's diet can induce leptin resistance, a condition that can easily lead to obesity when combined with a high-fat, high-calorie diet, ... Read more...

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Being cold-shouldered can also leave you feeling chilly


September 20th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept20 (ANI): Usually an unfriendly and antisocial individual is described as a cold or frosty person in daily language of metaphors, however, a new study has shown that social isolation ... Read more...

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Social exclusion can also physically leave you feeling cold


September 16th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Usually an unfriendly and antisocial individual is described as a cold or frosty person in daily language of metaphors, however, a new study has shown that social ... Read more...

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Scientists find high levels of ”gender bending” chemicals in beer, wine


September 2nd, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 2 (ANI): British surveyors have discovered that high levels of oestrogen-like chemicals are present in far more foods and drinks that had previously been realised. Gunter Kuhnle of the ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researchers new microwave cookware halves rice cooking time


August 29th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): An Indian-origin professor of clay mineralogy at Pennsylvania State University has made a new cookware that interacts with microwaves to generate heat, and cooks rice in about ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Acidic beverages dont harm gastrointestinal tracts


July 30th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 30 (ANI): Beverages like fruit juices, soft drinks, alcohol, etc., which score high on the acidic content, are not harmful to the upper gastrointestinal tract (GI), says a ... Read more...

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Now cook rice in half the time


July 28th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): An Indian-origin professor of clay mineralogy at Pennsylvania State University has made a new cookware that interacts with microwaves to generate heat, and cooks rice in about ... Read more...

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