Eat only two meals a day, fast overnight, and enjoy a heavy breakfast to lose weight

Choosing the right times to eat during the day is a winning strategy when it comes to avoiding weight gain, according to a study carried out by researchers at Loma Linda University in the USA. Data gathered from 50,660 healthy adults aged over 30 revealed four factors associated with a decrease in BMI: eating only one or two meals per day; maintaining an overnight fast of up to 18 hours; eating breakfast instead of skipping it; and making breakfast or lunch the largest meal of the day. Earlier research too…

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Targeting millennials, Big Food wants to make frozen meals cool again

If platform shoes can make a comeback, why can’t TV dinners? That’s the hope of food manufacturers eager to lure health-conscious millennials back to the freezer section. B&G Foods (BGS) wanted to inject some life into the wilting Green Giant when it purchased the brand from General Mills (GIS) last year for $765 million. Green Giant’s frozen vegetable sales have declined by 25 percent, to $477.6 million, since 2011, according to Euromonitor, but B&G wants to revive the brand and appeal to young consumers with new products like Riced Veggies,…

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British Airways ditches free meals on short-haul flights for M&S food

British Airways economy class passengers on short-haul flights will soon have to pay for sandwiches supplied by Marks & Spencer if they want a meal in mid-air. The airline has signed a deal with M&S that will see it replace free meals on flightsof less than five hours and join no-frills rivals such as Ryanair and easyJet in charging for sandwiches, crisps and drinks. Previously, economy class passengers could expect a small snack, such as a bacon sandwich, and a complimentary drink. Passengers in Club Europe – the airline’s short-haul…

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Changi General Hospital ties up with food firm for ready-to-eat meals

SINGAPORE: Chicken Masala, seafood otak and five-spice chicken might not be typical food options for those with swallowing difficulties, also known as dysphagia. But a new collaboration between Changi General Hospital and food company Health Food Matters, announced on Monday (Sep 19), has made it possible for dysphagia patients as well as elderly patients who prefer softer meals to enjoy these dishes outside of the hospital – in the form of ready-to-eat meals. Finely minced chicken masala, which dysphagia patients, as well as the elderly, can eat. (Photo: Vimita Mohandas)…

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