Sunday, 16 February 2014
THE Netherlands nudged past France and Switzerland as the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food, while the United States and Japan failed to make it into the top 20, a new ranking released by Oxfam showed.
Chad came in...
Sunday, 9 February 2014
OF COURSE, there is no such thing as a miracle food, and losing weight is only possible through a change in overall diet and exercise.
Nonetheless, there are those who swear by certain foods or supplements when it comes to helping them shed the...
Sunday, 2 February 2014
HAVE you had your fill of Mandarin oranges yet? It wouldn’t be the Lunar New Year without those little gold orbs called lokam, but some of us, no doubt, may find them a bit too much after awhile.
If you still have more oranges than you can eat...
Sunday, 26 January 2014
SUGAR is sugar, most science now agrees: a simple carbohydrate that almost all of us in the rich world eat to excess. The same goes for “natural” sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup – but they may have other elements that are good for you, or...
Sunday, 19 January 2014
BEAUTIFUL, mouth-watering food pictures are everywhere — from street corners to TV and magazines — making you completely forget about your diet.
What many people are unaware of is that these photos take hours to make — with the help of a food...
Sunday, 12 January 2014
ONCE, not so very long ago, the pasta of Italian dreams was kneaded, rolled and shaped by hand in the kitchen. Now, though, the world’s leading pasta producer is perfecting a very different kind of technique - using 3D printers.
Sunday, 5 January 2014
WHILE Google has already revealed that this year’s most-searched diets were the Paleo diet (also known as the Caveman Diet) as well as the juice cleanse diet, what’s in store for next year? Nutritionists make their predictions. Gluten-free, chia...
A NEW US study finds that eating slower may help you cut calories and feel fuller longer.
ONE way to eat less is to simply slow down, a new US study suggests. Eating your meals more slowly may help you consume fewer calories while also feeling...
Sunday, 15 December 2013
WHEN it comes to general health nowadays, there is a basic triumvirate of factors that most people are familiar with: weight, glucose or sugar, and cholesterol.
They are all related in one way or the other, of course, but each is also a star in...
Sunday, 8 December 2013
A PROPOSAL that imagines cooking as a programming language and another pitch that extracts the “DNA” of cooking have been selected to help Spanish chef Ferran Adria develop the gastronomic equivalent of Wikipedia.
After putting out an open call...
AFTER inhalable vitamins and caffeine, a gourmet tea shop in London has created breathable tea that’s supposed to deliver antioxidant properties more quickly to the bloodstream.
Created by Camellia’s Tea House and spotted by trend hunter...
Sunday, 10 November 2013
IN THE wet, green foothills that surround Guilin, one man has dedicated much of his life to cultivating a strange 'fruit', a natural sweetener that is wowing nutritionists worldwide.
As Fan Tianhuan offers his guests a round of light amber tea, he...
Sunday, 27 October 2013
THE elderly still lack knowledge of food and nutrients which are good for health, says UKM Faculty of Health Sciences deputy dean (Research & Innovation) Prof Dr Suzana Shahar.
“Through advertisements, senior citizens are aware that calcium-...
Sunday, 13 October 2013
MIXING kale, cucumber and spinach at her home in Venice Beach, yoga teacher Kia Miller explains her passion for juice, which fans say can trigger a health “reboot”.“I like to do it twice a year, it’s like a reset button. You have an opportunity to...
Sunday, 6 October 2013
THE elderly still lack knowledge of food and nutrients which are good for health, says Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Faculty of Health Sciences deputy dean (Research & Innovation) Prof Dr Suzana Shahar."Through advertisements, senior...
Sunday, 19 August 2012
THREATENED shark species are being used to make shark fin soup, a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, in several US cities, according to an unprecedented study based on DNA testing.Thirty-three different species of sharks turned up in samples collected in...
Sunday, 12 August 2012
RAMADHAN is the holy month where fasting is observed. There is more to it than just abstinence from food and drink, as the act of fasting is one of the pillars of Islamic faith.The name Ramadhan is derived from the Arabic word Ramida, which means...
Sunday, 5 August 2012
MOST people know that fish, meat and poultry are good sources of protein. Protein is required for building tissues in the body, and for repair and maintenance of such tissues.Less well known is that legumes, nuts and seeds are also valuable sources...
Sunday, 29 July 2012
THIS book is as much a journey through Istanbul, the biggest city in Turkey, as it is a cookbook. I call it seeing the city through its food.The author is a founding director of the Istanbul Culinary Institute, which started in 2008, after the...
Sunday, 22 July 2012
DATES are known as a complete food, which are rich in vitamins, minerals and the important carbohydrates for quick energy and to ease hunger.Historically, dates have been the staple food of the Middle East for thousands of years and are believed to...