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.
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.
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!
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Egg Secrets – My Favourite Tips & Tricks with Eggs
Sure, you know how to scramble an egg. But do you know the best way to boil, peel and store eggs? How about sizing and determining freshness? Growing up in a farming family where eggs were the focal point, I have gathered so many great tips and tricks that I want to share with you. Here goes!
Hot Off The Press – Eggs every day are totally okay!
My breakfast almost always includes eggs, so I was pleased to read about two new studies published in May that further support my daily decision. Remember a few years ago when eggs were much maligned in the popular press, and were wrongfully associated with high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes? The tides have turned, and this new research further supports what we’ve said all along: Eggs every day are totally okay!
Exciting News about Sports & Eggs
While many athletes rely on egg whites as a lean source of protein, a new study out of the University of Toronto shows that whole eggs may actually have an edge over egg whites as a superior protein builder.
Diet and Exercise Can Save Your Muscles
Beginning as early as our 40s, skeletal muscle mass and strength begin to decline. It happens in a linear fashion, with up to 50 percent of mass being lost by the time we reach our 80s. Sarcopenia is associated with the increased risk of certain diseases, fatigue, falls, and mortality, so we need to slow down its progression. But how?