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2010-04-14 07:10:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been many a push to reduce sodium in packaged and restaurant foods. New York City Public Health Department officials have launched the National Salt Reduction Initiative, a voluntary program to guide reduction in salt levels in foods sold at retail and foodservice. This will be a challenge for some cheese manufactures. Typical sodium content in processed cheese singles is 1238 mg/100 g and cheddar is 615 mg/100 g. The target for 2014...

2010-03-02 08:53:00

PLYMOUTH, Wis., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sargento Foods Inc. announces the introduction of a new series of Reduced Sodium cheeses that offer great flavor for health-conscious consumers looking to indulge their passion for cheese, without having to sacrifice taste. With 25 percent less sodium, the new cheeses are worthy substitutes for regular natural cheese in both cooking and snacking. The six new varieties include Colby-Jack slices, Provolone slices, Colby-Jack snack sticks, String...

2010-02-23 15:03:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) (NYSE: SQM; Santiago Stock Exchange: SQM-B, SQM-A) announced today the suspension of operations at its El Toco and Pampa Blanca mining facilities. The decision to suspend these operations comes as a response to decreased global demand for nitrates and iodine. Demand for these two businesses was significantly affected by the financial crisis that began in the fourth quarter of 2008. Lower...

2010-01-27 06:49:42

New material finds 'needle in a haystack,' shows promise for clean-up Not every object is food to a Venus flytrap. Like the carnivorous plant, a new material developed at Northwestern University permanently traps only its desired prey, the radioactive ion cesium, and not other harmless ions like sodium. The synthetic material, made from layers of a gallium, sulfur and antimony compound, is very selective. The Northwestern researchers found it to be extremely successful in removing cesium --...

2010-01-26 14:01:38

"This study provides excellent ammunition both to convince patients about the benefits of reducing their individual salt intakes and also to persuade the EU of the urgent need to introduce legislation to restrict the salt content of processed foods," said ESC spokesman Professor Frank Ruschitzka, a cardiologist and hypertension specialist from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. "This study represents the evidence that a reduction of salt intake not only lowers blood pressure but also...

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2010-01-26 07:00:00

New research has found that many processed foods contain an over-abundance of salt, and processed meats and sauces are by far the biggest problem. Public health officials are pushing more and more for the food industry to find ways to cut down the salt content of foods. As people get older, salt becomes a bigger factor in their day to day health concerns, as it raises blood pressure and can increase the risks of heart disease. The United Kingdom and France have been able to work with food...

2010-01-19 17:02:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodium consumption is a hot topic around the world and smart companies are working hard to adjust their recipes to find ways to have products that everyone can feel good about eating. There is one option that is all natural, low in sodium--40% to 70% less than table salt--and tastes good. In 2004, Ocean's Flavor introduced the first and only natural low sodium sea salt. Total sales that year did not even reach $100.00. In fact, President Alan...

2010-01-13 18:33:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A renewed discussion of salt intake in American diets has triggered legislators and health departments in North America to focus efforts on sodium reduction for health benefits. Food Navigator has reported that "New York City is leading a partnership of cities and national health organizations to promote a voluntary program of salt reduction in packaged and restaurant foods." ("New York leads plan to cut salt intake and save 0.8m lives"...

2010-01-11 10:54:00

DALLAS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association (AHA) applauds the efforts of New York City to work with the packaged and restaurant foods industry to reduce the amount of salt in the food supply. These efforts serve an important role in bringing both the public health community and food industry together to create solutions and help Americans live healthier lives. The AHA is very concerned with the amount of salt Americans are consuming since sodium can have a...

2010-01-07 15:16:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing that salt consumption has long been a concern in matters of health, Boar's Head, one of the nation's leading manufacturers of deli meats and cheeses, reaffirms its commitment to wellness with a campaign that encourages salt sensible food choices. "Launch Your Assault on Salt," offers consumers who have concerns about their salt intake with advice about food options that fit their needs and shows them how, when managed wisely, it can be...


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2005-05-26 09:33:48

Lithium is the chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. In the periodic table, it is located in group 1, among the alkali metals. Lithium in its pure form is a soft, silver white metal, that tarnishes and oxidizes very rapidly in air and water. It is the lightest solid element and is primarily used in heat transfer alloys, in batteries and serves as a component in some drugs known as mood stabilizers. Notable characteristics Lithium is the lightest metal and has a density...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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