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Chewing to stay slim: how to savor your food better and dodge weight gain, too!

Oral stimuli during the chewing of food can help increase energy expenditure of body and prevent obesity, according to a new study

14-Jan-2022

That chewingfoodwell makes a healthy eating habit is age-old wisdom. Slow eating and thorough chewing help prevent obesity and weight gain—a view popularized a century back and tested afterward in sporadic scientific studies. Typically, the chewing process reportedly enhances the energy ...

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McDonald's limits fries portions in Japan due to supply issues

24-Dec-2021

Fast food chain McDonald's is selling only small portions of fries in Japan for a week due to delivery problems. From December 24 to 30, portion sizes will be limited to avoid further shortages, the company said. The import of potatoes had been delayed - due to flooding at the port of Vancouver ...

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Healthier tapioca starch is on the way

20-Dec-2021

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan have recently created a healthier form of starch in the cassava plant. Published in the scientific journal Plant Molecular Biology, the study shows how reducing levels of starch branching enzymes (SBEs) in cassava ...

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Flavor your food with 'flavanols (flavan-3-ols)' to burn excess fat, new study suggests

Dietary intake of flavanols (flavan-3-ols), type of dietary polyphenolics, could help prevent obesity by sympathetic nervous system-induced browning of fat tissue

15-Dec-2021

In cold conditions, brown adipose tissue (BAT) or brown fat generates heat to keep the body warm. Compared with white adipose tissue, BAT has more mitochondria­—subcellular organelles associated with energy production—which allows it to burn calories and produce heat by activating the ...

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Coca-Cola Collaborates with Tech Partners to Create Bottle Prototype Made from 100% Plant-Based Sources

28-Oct-2021

TheCoca‑Cola Company’s sustainable packaging journey crosses a major milestone this week with the unveiling of its first-ever beverage bottle made from 100% plant-based plastic, excluding the cap and label, that has been made using technologies that are ready for commercial scale. The prototype ...

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Plant-based snacks are soaring up in consumer market

20-Sep-2021

Japanese consumers are attracted to the health benefits of plant-based products, which have been soaring up especially after Covid-19. They are fascinated by the low calorie, diet-friendly and nutrient content of plant-based snacks. Launch of plant-based products is active in various categories ...

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Beam Suntory and the Boston Beer Company Partner to Expand Iconic Brands Across Fastest-Growing Categories

19-Jul-2021

This long-term, strategic partnership will initially bring the Sauza tequila brand further into the US RTD category and Truly Hard Seltzer into bottled spirits. Beam Suntory and The Boston Beer Company have formed a long-term, strategic partnership to extend select iconic brands into some of the ...

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New approach can add diversity to crop species without breeding GMOs

Genetic technique edits every chloroplast in a plant, but does not change nuclear DNA of offspring

05-Jul-2021

Breeding better crops through genetic engineering has been possible for decades, but the use of genetically modified plants has been limited by technical challenges and popular controversies. A new approach potentially solves both of those problems by modifying the energy-producing parts of plant ...

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Japan's Olympics organizers ban alcohol at Games after criticism

24-Jun-2021

Japan's Olympic organizers have scrapped plans to allow alcohol in arenas during the Summer Games after criticism. Alcohol will be banned, organizers announced Wednesday. According to Japanese media reports, organizers had been considering allowing spectators to drink alcohol inside competition ...

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Cultivating Matsutake

Valuable edible fungi

15-Apr-2021

Costing anywhere from 15 to 70 dollars per mushroom depending on the quality, matsutake mushrooms are some of the most valuable edible fungi in the world. Revered for their delicate scent, matsutake mushrooms are cooked in rice or soups as an Autumn celebration delicacy in Japan. However, there ...

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