Most people have heard of Magnesium and know we need it, but it doesn’t get much consideration compared to other minerals like calcium or iron. However, it’s the 4th most common mineral in our bodies and a new health claim has pulled it into the spotlight.
Eating with intention means eating with a plan that goes beyond just trying to figure out what to make for dinner. It’s about meeting a goal and intentionally making choices that help you work toward balanced eating and a healthy diet.
Take a Walk in the Park Day is a perfect time to get outside, enjoy the warming temps, and reconnect with nature. The experience even benefits your health.
The frozen foods section has several Guiding Stars earning convenience items that you can use to make easy, nutritious meals.
The release of updated Dietary Guidelines happens every 5 years. This allows improved scientific findings to be folded into the USDA’s healthy eating recommendations. At Guiding Stars, we closely examine updates to these guidelines. We’ll share what’s changed, and how you can fold the new recommendations into your eating patterns.
Last week, we talked about focus foods for nextovers. No matter how good the captain of your culinary starship is, it needs a good team. I took the approach of thinking about your vegetables as your mains, so we’re going to talk about proteins, grains, and seasonings today.
We have many reasons to manage stress, quit smoking and eat a better diet–reducing our blood pressure is just one of them. Unless you are checking your blood pressure regularly, you may not even know that it is rising. Over time, our blood pressure can creep higher and higher–possibly without any symptoms–until it is chronically elevated, which we refer to as hypertension.
During this past fall, the USDA hosted a video contest for kids. The challenge: create a 30-second video with tips for making half your plate fruits and veggies, without busting the bank.