Have you been to Japan’s supermarkets or convenience stores and noticed some cartons have a notch mark, like it is chipped off on the top of their milk cartons? Actually, this is a barrier-free design specifically made for the visually impaired.
Calcium is an essential mineral that helps build bones and teeth, and plays a vital role in other body functions such as the contraction of muscles, clotting of blood, and transmission of nerve signals. Your body gets the calcium it needs from food, but if this is inadequate it takes calcium from your bones, which can cause them to weaken and put you at risk of developing osteoporosis. Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium.
Less than a week after teasing the introduction of a new “KFC Milk” on their Facebook page, KFC Singapore revealed on Wednesday (15 November) that they are actually bringing back an old favourite, the Red Hot Chicken – this time, with a new Szechuan-inspired flavour. The Red Hot Chicken was first released back in July 2015, and made two other returns in November 2015 and November 2016. The release of the Red Hot Szechuan Chicken comes shortly after KFC ‘punked’ Singapore with the release of a “Double Steamed Chicken” burger, which turned out to be a re-release of the Zinger Double Down burger.
While we all know that milk is a great source of calcium, many people in Singapore tend to avoid drinking it as they believe it contains too much fat. When participants from a recent focus group were asked how much fat they thought milk contains, they gave an average answer of 46 per cent, said researcher Dr Kalpana Bhaskaran from Temasek Polytechnic on Tuesday (14 November).
Probiotics are living microorganisms, mostly bacteria, which are added to foods and beverages for their health benefits, or taken as dietary supplements. According to WebMD, common foods containing probiotics include yogurt, miso soup, soft cheese and tempeh.
Given the rise in dairy and lactose intolerance, alongside the surge in popularity of clean eating and the availability of nut milk alternatives, it seems that dairy has had its day. Once a staple of the American diet, milk has sunk so low in popularity (consumption has fallen 30 percent since the 1990s) that it’s now cheaper than water, and the dairy industry is in crisis. “The dairy industry has always claimed milk to be a perfect natural food,” says Cheryl Fayolle, a nutritional therapist in London listed on the British nutrition information network Nutritionist Resource.
In this new teaser for Zoolander 2, she appears as Alexanya Atoz, head of cosmetics at the House of Atoz. Her “labia-tory” (!) is cooking up a new super-hydrating Youth Milk, made of milk (we assume), and “hydrating chemicals from desert flower cactus”, plus “water from all-natural street puddles in Indonesia.”
Launched by the achingly hip creative collective Milk Studios, the line is aimed at “a new breed of [an] empowered, ambitious, entrepreneurial girl” who needs “on-the-go, multi-benefit essentials that give her the freedom to change her look from day to night in five minutes.”