A bright idea: reducing energy consumption at Mississauga grading station
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Sponsored Athletes Blog Post
At Burnbrae Farms, we believe in helping people achieve a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition. To support this mission, we sponsor athletes that compete on behalf of Canada on both the local and international stage. These athletes exemplify healthy lifestyles through physical activity by practicing their sport and fueling their bodies with a healthy diet, including nutritious, protein-packed eggs of course! Here’s an update on our sponsored athletes: Conlin McCabe, Tim Nedow, and Jennifer Casson!
Around The World with Eggs
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme highlights that healthy eating looks different for everyone. Dietitians are celebrating nutrition month by exploring how each person’s culture, food traditions, personal circumstances & nutritional needs all contribute to what healthy eating looks like for them. Their message is that what is “good for you” is not the same for everyone, since there is no one-size-fits all approach to healthy eating.
Five Great Ways to Repurpose Nature’s Favourite Container – The Eggshell
Nature’s suit of armour has a life to live beyond the green bin! When you eat as many eggs as we do, there are lots of eggshells available for use. Many years ago, I started to be creative with eggshells, and learned how the high calcium shell has potential use in your garden as a fertilizer, and so much more.
The Art of Perfectly Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs seem pretty basic, right? You whisk some eggs, add them to a buttered pan, and breakfast is ready. Oh, if only it were this simple! For someone like me who grew up around eggs, I’ve heard everything you can imagine about the do’s and don’ts of scrambling eggs perfectly – and there’s a lot to unpackage here. Runny or firm? In a pot or pan? Do you add milk? What about salt? Maybe ketchup?
An Important Update on Eggs and Type 2 Diabetes
While studies show that seven eggs a week are part of a healthy diet, there has been some question as to whether this is also true for people with type 2 diabetes. Past studies have shown that people with (or at risk of) type 2 diabetes may need to limit their intake of eggs to less than seven per week, due to observational evidence of an association between higher egg intake and an increased risk of heart disease.
Uncovering the Cognitive Benefits of Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Choline
In past blog posts, I’ve highlighted the importance of nutrients such as choline, lutein and zeaxanthin. In a new study released in the January issue of the journal Nutritional Neuroscience, researched looked at the effect that a combination of these nutrients had on brain health, and the results are fascinating. But before we get into that, here’s a little primer on the nutrients in this discussion.
Burnbrae Farms and Swim Drink Fish - partnership to support clean water
Burnbrae Farms is pleased to partner with Swim Drink Fish to strengthen the movement for clean water in Canada. As Canada’s largest family owned and operated egg business founded in 1891, our egg cartons will proudly feature information for Canadians to contribute to a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. These new egg cartons have been on store shelves across Canada since August 2020.
National Puzzle Day 2021
Share your favourite Burnbrae Farms product for a chance to win a Burnbrae Farms Puzzle and $15 in Burnbrae Farms free product coupons.
The Role of Egg Consumption in Women at Different Life Stages
Brunch with my sisters and girlfriends always includes some fabulous egg dish – maybe a quiche or an airy soufflé. And, of course, over the years our gatherings have always included girl talk – from the days when we were pregnant with our first babies through to the ups and downs of menopause – we’ve covered it all over a fun meal or a cup of coffee.
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).