Protein. Is it all about Timing?

People’s interest in protein as a nutrient remains strong; it’s still a highly searched word online and with good reason: protein is an essential nutrient for optimal health. While most Canadians get enough protein to prevent a protein deficiency, most are not consuming it in a way that optimizes muscle growth, repair and maintenance.

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Burnbrae Farms Sponsored Athletes Update

At Burnbrae Farms, we believe in helping people achieve a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition. As part of this mission, we support athletes that compete in different levels and areas of sport. These athletes exemplify healthy lifestyles through physical activity by practicing their sport and fueling their bodies with a healthy diet, including eggs of course! Here’s an update on our sponsored athletes.

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Around the World with Eggs

Confessions of an egg farmer: one of the reasons I love to travel is to see how eggs are used in global cuisine! From Africa to France to India, eggs are a staple of diets and can be used in so many versatile and delicious ways.

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The Facts about Eggs and Omega-3 Fats

Here at Burnbrae Farms, we often get questions about omega-3 fats and eggs. I hope with today’s blog posting that I will help you understand omega-3 fats, why they are important for health, and how eggs contribute as a source of this important nutrient.

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The Perfect Holiday Gift – Two Hens and a Rooster

For the seventh year, Burnbrae Farms will match every “Hens and Roosters” gift purchased from World Vision’s Gift Catalogue, up to the value of $15,000. Canadians have the opportunity to purchase “hens and roosters” for families in need in one of the 50 countries that World Vision supports around the world.

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The Importance of the Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio by Doug Cook RD, MHSc

You might be wondering what the big deal is? Omega-6 and omega-3 fats carry out essential tasks in the body. Despite the importance of these essential fats, getting too much of either one can interfere with how the other one functions.

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Pairing Eggs and Calcium for Bone Health

Do you know that eggs play a role in bone health? Most people make the connection between dairy products, calcium and bone health, but many don’t know that eggs play a role, too! Eggs are one of the few foods that contain vitamin D, which is a vital partner to calcium when building healthy bones. November is the perfect time to talk about pairing calcium and vitamin D in egg and dairy recipes since November is Osteoporosis Month. Osteoporosis Canada is drawing attention to this condition that affects two million Canadians.

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Eggs & Kids – New Guidelines and Fun Food Ideas

Eggs are a source of iron, so they are an ideal first food to give babies that essential nutrient. As your baby develops into a toddler and an older child, keep eggs on the menu!

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Burnbrae & Blackstar Breakfast Contest

We’re giving away five (5) special Burnbrae & Blackstar Breakfast Baskets overflowing with goodies and prizes (ARV: $128.48 each). There ...

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Eye Health

You may not think about the link between eye health and eating, but maintaining healthy eyes really starts with what’s on your plate. Whole foods contain a host of different nutrients that help reduce the risk of age-related vision problems such as AMD. These nutrients may also protect against other eye diseases, such as cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.

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Snacking Trends in Canada

I’ve been snacking on eggs forever but I guess growing up with egg farmers can have that effect on you. I’m so happy to see that Canadians are beginning to embrace eggs as a snack option. They are rich in protein, which fills the hunger gap and keeps you satisfied until your next meal. Plus they contain lots of vitamins and minerals which you just can’t get from popular snack options such as chips or chocolate bars.

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Choline - The Super Nutrient Found in Eggs

You probably already love eggs because they are nutritious. They contain protein, healthy fat, and a bunch of different vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D and selenium. One of the less well-known nutrients in eggs is choline, which is a vitamin-like substance that’s essential in the diet.

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Encouraging News about Eggs & Diabetes

Here at Burnbrae Farms, we’re always following the news about diabetes, specifically because the research on egg consumption for people with diabetes is always evolving. We want to ensure we share the most up-to-date, scientific and accurate information. Here’s what we know so far.

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