Drinks For A Healthy Gut: Probiotic Solutions For Asia’s Beverage Markets

With demand for functional beverages growing across Asia-Pacific, John Quilter, VP and General Manager, ProActive Health at Kerry discusses the ever increasing opportunities offered by fortification with spore-forming probiotics   Asia’s growing probiotics market The global probiotics market is expanding – it is estimated to be worth $69 billion by…

Wising Up To That Good Gut Feeling

Asia Pacific drives the global market for probiotic dairy. Consumers are ready for a wider range of probiotic foods to support general health and reduce their risk of disease. By DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences. Healthy living has a lot to do with a large colony of gut-friendly bacteria—this is increasingly…

Harnessing The Power Of Carotenoids For Immunity

It’s important to understand how carotenoids like beta-carotene, lutein and lycopene support the immune system for better health, says Dr Ute Obermüller-Jevic, Scientific Marketing Senior Manager, Human Nutrition BASF SE.    The Immune System—Our First Line Of Defence Our immune system is our body's protective shield, an important network of…

Mintel: Nutritional Innovations For Asia-Pacific’s Cerebral Age

In Mintel’s latest Big Conversation series, keynote speaker Matthew Crabbe, Regional Trends Director for Asia-Pacific, addressed a range of factors that ‘Power the Mind’, one of which is nutrition. Under the topic, ‘Innovations for Asia-Pacific’s Cerebral Age’, Crabbe highlighted a few interesting food products that are not only perceived as…

BENEO’s Prebiotic Fibres And Their Impact On Our Digestive Health  

Back in 2010, digestive health was considered to be a mega-trend. Gut health got a more important role in the scientific, nutrition and consumer arenas. Nowadays, consumers are increasingly interested in how eating the right nutrition could impact their overall health and mood. With more than two thirds of consumers…

Fibre Water Can Aid In Digestion And Weight Management

The fibre-infused water sector currently focuses quite heavily on digestive health, an apparent consumer concern in Asia Pacific. By Tan Heng Hong, APAC Food And Drink Analyst, Mintel. Fibre infused water, a relatively new concept both in Asia Pacific and globally, has started to emerge in the beverage marketplace, particularly…

Dietary Fibre: “The Protein Of The Future”

Globally, there is a huge fibre gap in human nutrition but increased consumption of dietary fibre is a powerful tool to reduce chronic inflammation, says Henk Hoogenkamp, Author & Protein Application Specialist.   Gut health is a top concern for many people. Dietary fibres help contribute to digestive everyday wellness…

The Power Of Fucoidan In Gut Health, Immunity And Cancer

For hundreds of years, brown seaweeds have been utilised and consumed for their significant therapeutic value. Many benefits of brown seaweed have been attributed to fucoidan, a bioactive polysaccharide naturally found in the cell walls of seaweed. Fucoidan has a protective role in nature and defends seaweed from damage caused…
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