Nutrition

Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition extends reach in pet food as it acquires Ohio based firm

Emmert is a 140-year-old, family-owned company with manufacturing operations in Cincinnati, Ohio, and 35-plus employees.

The company has a proven track record in animal nutrition, delivering “the right balance of brewer’s yeast, protein, vitamins, and essential amino acids”​ to support companion animal and livestock health, said Wilbur-Ellis.

The acquisition will expand our product and customer base in pet food with value-added products. We also see great potential for Emmert’s research and development capabilities – which complement our own and can be leveraged in the future across the division, including the livestock and aquaculture businesses,” ​Matt Fanta, president of Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition.

Wilbur-Ellis CEO, John Buckley, noted: “Emmert’s capabilities are a great fit for the nutrition business, bringing greater balance and diversification to the division’s portfolio. The acquisition also supports the company’s broader strategy to continue building on our position as a leading agriculture and food company in

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If You’re Not Counting Your Macros Yet, Read This

For some people, tracking your daily diet can be a helpful way to make sure you’re getting the right amount of fuel each day. Trying to track every single calorie might not be your best bet, though. Instead, consider tracking your macronutrients — that’s basically a fancier word for the major nutrient groups that your body needs, which are carbohydrates, fats and protein.

There are many benefits to tracking macros instead of calories. First, you’ll have a more balanced diet by focusing on eating a variety of nutrients that give your body energy and help your digestive system work. Not only can this practice help you reach your health goals faster than focusing on calories alone, this method of food logging can also help you understand which types of food make you feel good or bad, which foods improve your athletic performance and which foods help you focus or make

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EXPLAINER: What we know about shuttered baby formula plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the center of the nationwide baby formula shortage is a single factory: Abbott Nutrition’s plant that has been closed for more than three months because of contamination problems.

On Monday, U.S. officials announced a deal with Abbott that paves the way to restart production at the Sturgis, Michigan, facility, the largest in the U.S. and source of leading brands like Similac.

But it’s not yet clear how soon the site will be up and running. And even bigger questions remain unanswered, including what caused the contamination and whether U.S. regulators could have alleviated the current formula shortage by stepping in sooner. The plant shutdown exacerbated ongoing supply chain problems among U.S. formula makers.

WHAT CAUSED THE SHUTDOWN?

In mid-February, Abbott announced it was recalling various lots of three powdered infant formulas from the plant, after federal officials began investigating rare bacterial infections in four babies who

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Abbott Nutrition restarts baby formula production in reopened Michigan plant

Shelves normally meant for baby formula sit nearly empty at a store in downtown Washington, DC, on May 22, 2022.

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Abbott Nutrition on Saturday resumed baby formula production at its Sturgis, Michigan, plant, a move toward addressing a nationwide shortage.

The company has been given the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after meeting “initial requirements” as part of a May 16 consent decree.

The company said it will restart the production of EleCare, a formula for children who struggle to digest other products, along with other specialty and metabolic formulas.

Abbott aims for an initial EleCare product release around June 20 and is working to meet guidelines to resume production of Similac and other formulas.

“We understand the urgent need for formula and our top priority is getting high-quality, safe formula into the hands of families across America,” a

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Pregnancy Nutrition: What Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

Pregnancy gives a whole new meaning to food. Not only does what you eat help nourish and grow a human being, but it can also send you running for the bathroom as you discover yet another smell that disgusts you. There’s already so much to consider when pregnant that it can hard to remember exactly which foods or beverages you absolutely can’t ingest and which are safe in moderation. 

To help you through this exciting yet admittedly stressful time, we rounded up a list of foods and beverages to avoid so you can continue to figure out how best to fill your plate during this important time in your life. We also rounded up a list of foods that experts continue to debate if they are safe to eat during pregnancy. 

Read also: 6 Things Your OB-GYN Wishes You Knew About Pregnancy

Foods to avoid during pregnancy 

Alcohol 

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Oat milk: nutrition facts and health benefits

If you’re considering switching from dairy to plant-based milk, you may be wondering how oat milk compares in terms of nutrition. There are many reasons why you may consider the switch – lactose intolerance, environmental concerns, animal welfare and simple curiosity, to name just a few. 

For many, picking the best milk alternative is a growing challenge. One look at the supermarket shelves will tell you that the range of available options is constantly expanding and more and more brands are offering plant-based products. According to Statista (opens in new tab), oat milk is the second most popular plant-based milk alternative in the US right now, right after almond milk. 

But how nutritious is oat milk? And how does it compare to other plant-based alternatives? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know. 

Oat milk: nutritional information

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Coconut milk: nutrition facts and health benefits

Due to its distinctive flavor and creamy texture, coconut milk can add a nice twist to coffees, protein shakes and desserts. Although it’s nowhere near as popular as other plant-based milk alternatives in the US, it retains a loyal fan base.But how nutritious is this drink? And can it bring about any tangible health benefits

Coconuts are well-known for their high saturated fat content. For decades, this nutrient has been linked to the obesity epidemic and a host of chronic diseases. However, recent years have seen a steep increase in studies (opens in new tab) challenging these findings, and even contradicting them. 

If you feel confused, don’t worry. In this article, we’ll discuss the nutritional value and potential health benefits of coconut milk to help you decide whether it is the right plant-based alternative for you.

Coconut milk: nutritional information

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Creators of Muscle Milk Launch New Hemp Infused Sports Nutrition Brand GYM WEED in U.S. Market | National Business

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 22, 2022–

GYM WEED™, a hemp infused energy drink, officially launched today in the U.S. market with three unique flavors: Pear Pineapple, Stone Fruit and Tropical Berry. GYM WEED provides balanced energy without the jittery, anxious feeling typically associated with energy drinks. With zero sugar and only 10 calories per can, GYM WEED’s additional ingredients include Lion’s Mane and L-Theanine, for an alert and focused feel, along with B-vitamins and electrolytes.

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Hemp infused energy drink GYM WEED™ launched with three unique flavors: Stone Fruit, Pear Pineapple and Tropical Berry. (Photo: Business Wire)

THC-free, gluten-free and non-GMO, GYW WEED is currently stocked in more than 500 gym locations in select markets nationwide. The suggested retail price of each can is $3.49 – $3.99 and is available for purchase at www.gymweed.com and select retailers.

Developed by

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What Is Tofu? Nutrition, Health Benefits, Cooking Uses

Old thinking: Tofu is a lackluster source of protein that, in extreme cases, can give you man boobs.

New thinking: More recent research shows that not is tofu an excellent source of protein, but the phytoestrogens-gynemastia connection was completely overblown.

A healthy diet can include tofu and, actually, should.

“Eating various foods is one of the best things you can do for your health,” says Brittany Lubeck, M.S., R.D., consultant for Oh So Spotless. “Eating different sources of nutrients regularly ensures you’re getting all the vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, and carbs your body needs.”

And, Lubeck adds, tofu, which comes from soy, can be a great addition to anyone’s diet. Along with being a good source of protein, tofu has vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, selenium, iron, and zinc.

But seriously, what about those phytoestrogens?

“Tofu has received a bad rap for years, mostly because

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ELSE NUTRITION ANNOUNCES SIZE OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MARKETED PUBLIC OFFERING OF UNITS

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VANCOUVER, BC, June 22, 2022 /CNW/ – Else Nutrition Holdings Inc. (TSX: BABY) (the “Company” or “Else“), a leading producer of plant-based baby, toddler and children’s food products, is pleased to announce that its previously announced marketed public offering (the “Offering“) of units (the “Units“) of the Company, which will be sold at an issue price of $1.05 per Unit (the “Issue Price“), will be for an aggregate of 6,940,000 Units for total gross proceeds of $7,287,000.

The Units will be offered for sale by the Company in the Offering, which will be conducted through a syndicate of underwriters (the “Underwriters“) led by Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. as sole bookrunner.  Each Unit will be comprised of one common share

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