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Since 2006, Guiding Stars has been making nutrition as easy as 1, 2, 3. We analyze foods using a patented algorithm and translate the nutrition information to a rating system that is easy to understand.

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There’s an App for That—But Does it Work?

Can we agree that there is an app for pretty much everything under the sun now? I thought so. And that includes plenty of apps related to health (hundreds of thousands) and lots incorporate food intake. And of course, some of these are specifically designed to help people with weight loss. Do these apps work? What are the advantages of these types of apps? 

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Aging Appetites

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Listen as dietitians Allison Stowell and Kitty Broihier discuss the unique nutritional needs of older adults in the recording of this free, one-hour webinar.

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Dried Fruit in Kneadless Breads

Dried fruit is a delightful treat in bread. Bursts of chewy sweetness paired with a gorgeous blend of spices take a humble plain loaf and turn it into the first thing to go at a fancy brunch. Cinnamon and raisin, of course, are a classic combination, but they're barely the beginning of the possible options.

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The Bread Aisle

In this new blog series that we are calling “Surprising Stars,” we will address categories of foods where consumers find a different number of Guiding Stars earning options than they might expect. For our first topic, we are tackling the bread aisle. 

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Kneadless, To Say The Least

If you haven’t tried no-knead bread yet, there’s no time like the present. With an active time of about 15 minutes and a method that allows inexperienced bread bakers to achieve astonishing results, it’s high time you get acquainted with this approach to bread.

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