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 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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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).

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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.

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Nutritional Psychiatry

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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When to introduce eggs to babies

Eggs contain protein, iron, choline and lutein, which are important nutrients for babies. And omega-3 enriched eggs have the added benefit of DHA, an omega-3 fat that is important for babies’ brain development. So, when can you introduce eggs into your baby’s diet? Which eggs should you choose, and how should the eggs be prepared? Let’s investigate! When can I introduce eggs to my baby? Most babies are ready for their first taste of solid food at around 6 months of age. Interestingly, not all experts agree on the exact age to start solids, so it’s common to hear different opinions from a child’s pediatrician or dietitian.

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New Global Study – Higher Egg Intake Not Associated with Blood Lipids

Read about the most recent research about eggs, including one study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that supports eggs as a nutritious part of an overall diet. Many studies have shown that dietary cholesterol in eggs has little effect on blood cholesterol levels. I always watch for new studies about eggs and heart health to ensure that my knowledge is up to date.

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Cooking Tips for College & University Students

The return to college and university looks a little bit different this year, as a result of COVID-related changes. For students who are leaving home, some are venturing to the dorms, while others have rented a house or an apartment with friends. Some are learning online while others will be permitted to attend small labs. But they all have one thing in common – they will need to eat!

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Summer Snacking Packed with Protein

As I type this blog, it's very hot outside, and it's just the way I like it! There's a warm ...

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Tips for Stress-Free Cooking While More of Us Stay Home

It’s amazing to watch Canadians support one another during these unprecedented times. I’ve seen and heard so many heart-warming stories ...

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