Dr. Keith Roach: A high cholesterol reading despite healthy habits needs review | To Your Good Health

Dear Dr. Roach • I am a 52-year-old female. During my annual exam this year, my fasting cholesterol came back at 217. I usually come in around 170-180. I am not overweight, do not smoke, eat well (not lot of fatty foods) and exercise on a daily basisby walking 1.5-2 miles. In the note given to me by my doctor, she stated to start practicing better habits to reduce the level, except I am already doing it. My mom does have some signs of heart disease at 75. Am I at risk? What other things could I be

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Best healthy meal delivery services for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the immediate and lasting benefits of solid nutrition and keeping to a well-balanced diet. Those benefits are key as cold and flu season takes flight. If you’re looking for ways to zero in on cleaner eating habits this year, a meal kit company can help you eat better and learn to cook nutritious food at home, whether or not you’re making an official resolution to have a health reset.

As you’ll see from a quick glance, just about every meal kit company claims to be a “healthy” meal kit company. Slick marketing

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Popular baby food brands contain toxic heavy metals, says U.S. report

Feb. 4 (UPI) — Many commercial baby foods “are tainted with significant levels of toxic heavy metals,” a report released Thursday by a House subcommittee said, raising concerns over the safety of the products industry wide.

According to the staff report by the House subcommittee on economic and consumer policy, leading brands of U.S. baby foods contain dangerous levels of inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, heavy metals that even at low levels pose particular risk to babies and children, both the U.S. Federal Drug Administration and the World Health Organization have said.

The report was based on internal documents

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Feeding Dogs ‘Human-Grade’ Food Might Make Them Poop Less

Illustration for article titled Feeding Dogs Human-Grade Food Might Make Them Poop Less

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A new study suggests that feeding your pup fresh food fit for a person might have an added welcome effect: smaller poops. The findings suggest that a fresh human-grade diet is more easily digestible for dogs than standard diets made of dry processed food, and it may also satisfy a dog’s appetite with fewer calories per meal.

Kelly Swanson, a nutrition scientist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has been studying dog and cat nutrition for about two decades. More recently, he and his team have been looking into pet diets primarily

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Food Brands Exploring New Health Propositions for Targeting Consumers in Organic Pasta Market, Valuation to Clock CAGR of ~11% during 2019

ALBANY, N.Y, Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The health-conscious population is rising around the world, expanding the horizon for businesses in the food industries. Manufacturers of organic pasta and food products have expanded their offering with health ingredients especially targeted toward children. Organic pasta brands are keen on leveraging gluten-free, chemical, and whole grain ingredients to enhance the nutritional profile of their products. While both high-quality hard wheat and soft wheat mixtures are used, the former is losing its sheen due to its limited availability. Companies keen on unlocking new revenue streams in organic pasta market are adopting

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Food Inclusions Market to Gain Traction by 2026; Growing Demand for Healthy Snacking Globally to Favor Growth, Says Fortune Business Insights(TM)

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Pune, India, Feb 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Pune, India, Feb. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global food inclusions market size is expected to experience considerable growth during the forecast period. The growing demand for healthy-snacking and the increasing consumption of plant-based edibles will positively impact the growth of the market during the forecast period. Moreover, the constant focus on innovation by food inclusions manufacturing companies is expected to favor market growth between 2019 and 2026. For instance, in January 2021, responding to the

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