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.

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Egg Myths – How Well Do You Know Eggs?

Brown eggs or white eggs? Hormone-free or antibiotic-free? Is it okay to start every day with eggs at breakfast? When it comes to eggs, we can all agree they are a great source of protein but unfortunately eggs are not immune to confusing myths. We frequently receive requests to address certain myths and have rounded up the most popular here.

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Nutrition and Immunity

Your immune system is one of the best defenses you have against becoming ill. It is a complex and integrated system of cells, tissues, and organs. These include your tonsils (if you have them), lymph nodes and vessels, your thymus, spleen, Peyer’s patches (a type of lymph tissue in your digestive tract), even your bone marrow and, of course, white blood cells.

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Eggs: Good Nutrition for Teens

Many teenagers might be surprised to learn that the morning meal they so often skip could actually help keep them lean. And because eggs are an excellent source of protein and chock full of essential vitamins and minerals, they’re a great choice for growing teens. Here’s what the research tells us about the benefits of breakfast for teens, plus some ideas to get them to eat breakfast.

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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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Eggs – Great Fuel for Growing Children

Looking for good ways to fuel your children’s bodies and minds and help them do their best at school and play? Think eggs!

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5 Reasons to Pack Eggs on your Camping Trip

Winter’s finally over and we’re looking forward to spending time camping in Canada’s great outdoors. Here are 5 reasons why you should take eggs to your camping trip this summer.

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EGG Bakes! Breakfast Sandwiches 4 Ways

Southwest Chipotle Breakfast Sandwich A delicious southwestern twist on a quick and tasty breakfast sandwich! Prep time: 5 minCook time: ...

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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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The Versatility of Eggs & Healthy Brunch Ideas by Doug Cook RD, MHSc

If you’re looking for ways to add high quality nutrition to your diet, chances are you don’t have to look ...

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The Power of the Smoothie By Doug Cook RD, MHSc

When it comes to healthy eating, it’s important not to get bogged down with dietary dogma; rules that more often ...

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March is Nutrition Month!

We all know that nutrition is the cornerstone of health and studies consistently show that when it comes to increasing ...

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Eggs and Cholesterol – Myth Debunked

It’s official – the 2015-2000 Dietary Guidelines for Americans no longer include a limit for dietary cholesterol.1 Plus, eggs are ...

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