High Blood Pressure and The Power of Potassium

by in Nutrition Science

Kitty Broihier

February is American Heart Month, and in the past I’ve written about sodium and how decreasing one’s salt and sodium intake can bring heart-y benefits for many people, including lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke and heart disease, so doing what we can to keep our blood pressure in a healthy range is a smart strategy for heart-healthy living. There’s more to dietary management of blood pressure than keeping a lid on sodium intake, however. Getting enough potassium is equally important. So, it’s time for some potassium love…

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High Blood Pressure and The Power of Potassium

Breakfast at Hand

by in Recipe Reviews

Recipes

Pack a muffin full of fruit, veggies, nuts and whole grains, and what have you got? A perfect breakfast for a busy morning. These muffins rely on apple butter to make them moist and sweet: definitely a recipe to save.

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Breakfast at Hand

National Certified Transitional Program

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

A farm can’t become organic overnight. It takes time–three years to be exact–for soil to be considered organic (and for a farmer to price their crops accordingly). During this time, a farmer must comply with costly organic regulations, while not being able to price their crops at higher organic rates. This expensive combination of increased expenses without increased revenue (not to mention the high cost of receiving an organic certification) leaves farmers in the difficult position of knowing that organic practices are better for our environment, and quite frankly wanting to sell higher priced organic crops, but not knowing how to get there. The USDA may have a solution.

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National Certified Transitional Program

No Better Pancakes

by in Recipe Reviews

Recipes

Pancakes are a hallmark of cozy weekend mornings, and we love clever variations that make them too delicious for syrup. This recipe hit the mark gorgeously. Rich sweet potato and warm spices turn out a scrumptious comfort food that will start your active winter weekend off right.

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No Better Pancakes

Three-Star Dinner Ideas

by in Recipe Roundup

Recipes

During the winter months, eating nutritiously is a great priority to focus on to help recover from the holidays and set our families up for a healthful new year. These recipes will make smart eating choices more of a pleasure than a chore.

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Three-Star Dinner Ideas

Welcome Elizabeth Caton to Our Team!

by in Guiding Stars News

Jim McBride

I am very pleased to announce that Elizabeth Caton recently joined Guiding Stars Licensing Co. as the Client Services Manager. In this role, Elizabeth will manage and enhance relationships with a variety of new and existing retail and food service clients that have a wide range of needs. She will also lead our branding, marketing, communications and outreach for Guiding Stars, leveraging some outstanding business partners.

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Welcome Elizabeth Caton to Our Team!