Fibres & carbohydrates

Bamboo shoots hold ‘great promise’ as health food and economic driver: Indian study

Bamboo shoots have great potential as a versatile health food, especially in North East India. ©iStock

Bamboo shoots hold great nutritive and economic potential for Northeast India, according to an article by Bodoland University and the Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women.

Trigona biroi bees are native to the Philippines. ©GTCL

Move over, mānuka? Firm claims stingless bee honey 'better for health and environment'

The APAC beat-glucan market is tipped to grow by 9.1%. ©iStock

Obesity and diabetes concerns to spur big growth in APAC's beta-glucan market

An oral rice-based vaccine could safely and effectively treat conjunctivitis. ©iStock

Edible rice seed 'vaccine' could provide a remedy for hay fever symptoms: Study

High-beta-glucan barley has been shown to help reduce visceral fat levels. ©iStock

High-beta-glucan barley aids weight loss and fat reduction: Japan RCT

Lemon juice could reduce or even reverse the effects of excessive alcohol consumption on the liver.

Lemon juice protects against alcohol-induced liver damage: Study

The Chinese benefit more from a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet. ©iStock

Low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet presents lower cardiometabolic risk: Chinese study

Chitosan is a type of fibre derived from chitin, a substance that develops in the hard outer shells of crustaceans. ©iStock

Chitosan combined with resistant starch slashes obesity and may prevent diabetes

Public health messages should focus on promoting more balanced diets, researchers said. ©iStock

Chinese diets increasingly ‘high fat, high energy and deficient in key micronutrients’

Limited availability of whole grains was cited by many participants as a barrier to increased consumption. ©iStock

Taste, habits, price and availability: Why young Singaporean adults aren’t eating whole grains

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