Growing interest in personal health and awareness is driving growth in nutrition products. Weight management retail sales have increased rapidly, but developing nutritional and tasty products requires a lot of science. By Geoff Allen, MD, Synergy Thailand

Emphasising on the preventability of worldwide obesity, Dr Patricia Bragg, CEO of Bragg Live Food Products calls for all countries to be responsible and focus on education consumers on the importance of healthy nutrition.

Flavonoids, found in fruits and vegetables, helped significantly lower total body fat and abdominal fat in women, found a British study.

Beneo Asia Pacific managing director Christian Philippsen brings us through what we can expect of Asia’s food industry in 2017, and highlights the major trends shaping the region’s food sector.

Consumers have high expectations when they seek food products. How can we cater to those demands whilst ensuring these foods offer the nutritional benefit consumers need as well? By Christian Philippsen, managing director, Beneo Asia Pacific

Among the increasingly health-conscious consumers, there is a portion who is also concerned about their weight. Dairy ingredients are said to be able to help manage one’s weight, but how exactly do they do this? By Elaine Drummond, PhD, Glanbia Nutritionals

Overweight and obesity are growing global concerns that should be tackled as soon and as best as possible. One solution could be through activity equivalent calorie labelling, which would open consumers’ eyes to their daily caloric intake and encourage them to make healthier choices. By Shirley Cramer CBE, chief executive, RSPH

Dietary habits are becoming increasingly important in a world where obesity trends are on the rise. Prebiotics in particular, may be part of the solution in stopping this growing pandemic, by contributing benefits in the areas of blood glucose management, lowering BMI, and reducing caloric intake. By Christian Philippsen, MD, BENEO Asia Pacific 

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Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) is Asia’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. Established in 1985, APFI is the first BPA-audited magazine and the publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports.

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