FDA wants to radically reduce salt in nation’s food supply

Health officials are urging food manufacturers and services to take drastic action against America’s insatiable appetite for salt.

The Food and Drug Administration has asked food-producing companies to slash the amount of salt in their products by at least 12%, giving businesses 2½ years to hit the mark, according to a statement made Wednesday.

“What we’d like to see is the food industry gradually lower the sodium content,” Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock told NBC News, targeting conventionally purchased foods and groceries — namely, processed and prepackaged foods, such as condiments, snacks and frozen dinners, as well as

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The One Food to Eat For Better Heart Health, Says Dietitian

Heart disease is the number one cause of mortality in the U.S., accounting for approximately 25% of stateside deaths. While genetics can predispose some people to cardiovascular problems, lifestyle choices are a significant contributor to both heart disease and heart disease mortality. That’s why it’s so important to limit stress, get adequate exercise, and make sure you’re steering clear of foods that can contribute to your heart disease risk, like deep-fried snacks and high-sugar treats.

That said, when it comes to keeping your heart healthy, it’s not just the foods you’re not eating that count. According to

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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

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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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