Topic: foods for immune health
With Covid-19 in the news, you’ve probably seen lots of information about getting the right nutrients to support immune health. As outlined in this post, the immune system plays a very important role in your overall health – it defends against viruses and bacteria. Certain nutrients, such as protein, omega-3 fat, zinc, selenium, and vitamins A, C, D and E are critical for normal immune function. But which foods contain these important nutrients? What should you be adding to your grocery cart…and your dinner plate? That’s what we’ll look at today.
The Importance of Protein for an Aging Population
Protein is a vital nutrient that’s important for all age groups because it’s required by every cell in the human body. Since protein needs tend to increase as we get older, researchers are now paying special attention to the protein needs of the people over age 65. This is especially true for older adults who may be dealing with acute or chronic illnesses which causes excessive wear and tear on the body. While dealing with an illness, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain bone health, muscle mass and strength.
Quick, Nutritious Meal Solutions – No Recipes Needed
Despite the ease and convenience of food delivery options, cooking is now on the upswing in North America. Finally! That’s a good thing, since cooking at home allows you to have better control of the ingredients you put in your meals, and save some money (compared to dining out or ordering in nightly).
It’s been a Tough but Award-Winning Year for Burnbrae Farms
2020 has been a very challenging year for Burnbrae Farms, as it has been for so many families and businesses. However, this on-going test has also reinforced how strong and adaptable we can be. I’m extremely proud of how hard everyone at Burnbrae Farms has worked to support our customers and to help keep eggs moving across our great country. It is particularly rewarding when our efforts are recognized. 2020 was a banner year for us on the award front and we are very humbled yet proud of the recognition we’ve received. I thought that I would kick off 2021 with an overview of those accolades.
Burnbrae Farms Holiday Egg Ornament Giveaway
Friday, December 11th 2020 – Monday, December 14th 2020 Share your favourite egg inspired holiday brunch dish for a chance ...
It’s common to equate nutrition with health, and for many years we’ve been told get enough calcium for strong bones or eat the right types of fat for a healthy heart. But what about mental health? The connecting between foods and mental health has been overlooked for many years, but that is slowly changing.
Fowl Language: Part I
Chickens are called so many different names! Whether young or old, male or female, raised for eggs or meat, we call them something different. Here is a quick guide to chicken names:
#1 Most Trusted Egg Brand in Canada
Burnbrae Farms is very proud to be selected as the #1 Most Trusted Egg Brand in Canada. The BrandSpark Most Trusted Award (BMTA) offers insight into which companies Canadian consumers trust the most in 150 categories. The awards were created to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions, and to encourage excellence and help brands identify themselves as leaders in their respective categories. Over 18,000 Canadian shoppers voted for the BrandSpark Most Trusted Award Winners for 2020.
Food Trends: Looking Forward to 2021
One of my favourite parts of the new year is reading predictions from trend spotters about the ingredients and meal ideas that will be popular in the coming year. Looks like 2021 will be relaxed…but spicy! Here are some thoughts on the hottest food trends for 2021.
The Perfect Holiday Gift – Hens and Roosters
For the eighth 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.
Is the coronavirus changing how we eat?
As we soldier on, it seems that we’re all getting used to living in a “new normal” when it comes to shopping, prepping, and eating meals. For some, that means more patio dining, online grocery orders and cooking from scratch. Others are still grocery shopping in person and dining in restaurants. I find it fascinating to see how Canadians across the nation are adapting their eating habits during a pandemic, and I’ve been keeping up with the emerging trends. Here’s what I see.
Be the chicken
Imagine this: you feel really motivated to do something, sit down let's say. You have this overwhelming urge to do it. It's necessary, you need to do it. But there's no place to sit nearby. You try anyways, you have to. There's a crowded bench but when you try to sit you get kicked off. The motivation doesn't go away so maybe you try to do something else to take your mind off of sitting. You get something to eat or drink, but the urge is still there. You are getting frustrated, so you might try to grab someone's chair. Finally, when you haven't been able to find a seat for long enough and your motivation reaches a tipping point, you settle and just find any old spot on the ground to sit.