The Benefits of Lutein for Healthy Eyes
One well-known health benefit of eggs is undoubtedly the high protein content. But there’s another really cool benefit to be excited about. Eggs are a source of lutein, a natural compound in the carotenoid family that’s linked to improved eye sight.
Meal Planning For Your Best Health
My weeknight dinners run smoothly when I have a plan in place. So, on Sunday nights, I take a few minutes to sit down and plan out what we’ll eat during the upcoming weeknights. I get input from my family to see if there’s something their craving, and we sync calendars to see how many people will be home for dinner each night.
Hot Food & Nutrition Trends for 2019
Attending trade shows, reading food industry blogs and talking to dietitians and fellow foodies provides me with a great overview of what’s coming up in terms of new ingredients, foods, flavours and wellness trends. These food trends feed into the never-ending innovation wheel at Burnbrae Farms. Whether we are developing new recipes or researching new product lines, we like to be forward-thinking. I thought it would be fun to share some of the trends that are predicted to be hot for 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.