Coffee again linked to anti-diabetes benefits
Consuming a whopping 12 cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of diabetes by an impressive 67 percent, according to a new study with Native Americans.
Gaining benefits from leaf and bean: Antioxidants in tea and coffee
Special edition: Antioxidants
In the fourth part of our series on antioxidants, NutraIngredients looks at coffee and tea – two products seen increasingly as functional beverages for their antioxidant content.
Swedish firm to launch Yerba Mate with stevia in France
A Yerba Maté beverage is set to be one of the first products on French shelves sweetened with stevia-derived rebaudioside-A (Reb-A), recalling a traditional use of the plant by Guarani Indians in Paraguay.
Tea science stacks up for weight management, but concerns continue for extracts
Leaf through the scientific literature and the benefits of tea, green and black, for weight managements garner much support, but more research is needed before the beverage and its extracts have “great public health importance”, says a new review.
Beers rich in hops and barley malts linked to better bone health
A new study suggests that beers containing plenty of hops or pale barley malts could promote better bone health thanks to their dietary silicon content.
OPCs come out tops for heart health beverages
Cranberry juice rich in antioxidant procyanidins is effective at boosting the health of blood vessels, thereby supporting previous research supporting the cardiovascular health of such compounds.
Danisco enters niche probiotic juice category
Beverage manufacturers seeking to extend their health and wellness portfolio can now incorporate a clinical dose of an immune boosting probiotic strain to their refrigerated fruit juice range while keeping their all-natural positioning, claims Danisco.
Nestlé target elderly with high-dose drink
Nestlé has launched a 200mL nutrient drink in Switzerland targeting the malnourished elderly – a segment of the population it says is deficient in key nutrients such as vitamin D, calcium and protein.
Green tea may slash lung cancer risk
Smokers who did not drink green tea at all may have a 13-fold increased risk of lung cancer, compared with those who drank at least one cup per day, suggests a new study from Taiwan.
Grape juice may boost memory in elderly: Study
Daily consumption of Concord grape juice may enhance memory in older people with mild impairment in the brain function, says a new study from the US.
Artificial sweeteners may trigger fullness hormones
The artificial sweetener sucralose may work together with glucose to stimulate the release of a protein that promotes a feeling of fullness, says new research from the US.
Acai benefits cholesterol levels: Rat study
The pulp of açai berries may counter the effects of a high-fat diet and reduce the risk of developing high blood cholesterol levels, says a new study with rats from Brazil.
Global functional drink growth eases in recession
Global sales of functional drinks continue to rise but the recession has dampened progress, according to a new Zenith report.