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  Iron is an essential nutrient, playing a key role at all ages and life stages: Mineral best known for its critical role in transporting oxygen throughout the body Necessary for over 200 essential enzymes in the body to function including DNA synthesis, Helps cells use energy Facilitates growth and...
Standing at the meat counter – what roast do I buy? Keep in mind the type of meal you want to have. Then pick the roast to match: Premium Oven Roasts are cut from the sirloin, loin and rib. These ever-tender roasts are more of a splurge and make the...
If part of your overall wellness strategy is to shed a few pounds, keep in mind that eating protein-rich food not only helps to curb hunger, but also helps to retain muscle mass. Muscle mass is an important factor for keeping a healthy weight over the long term, which...
Cook and eat at home more often with wholesome foods – that’s the straightforward advice in the newly released Canada’s Food Guide. The advice that’s always been harder to wrap our minds around, however, is to reduce saturated fat. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Scientists are actively debating...
All beef is naturally nutrient-rich, high in iron, zinc, B vitamins, and hunger-curbing protein; but how are grass-fed and grain-fed beef different, and is one more nutritious than the other? Bottom line: the nutrition differences are arguably not significant enough to make a marked difference in your overall health. After...
Protein is the hot nutrient of the day; but just how much do you need, and can you easily achieve that through food alone? Health professionals agree a food-first approach to protein is both possible and preferable. Here’s how you can pull that off. And the clincher? It tastes...
Many Canadians are looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint. We have come to realize that many of our day to day choices can have a significant impact on the future health of our planet and the legacy we leave for future generations. For individuals, big changes like transitioning...
Make with leftover cooked roast beef or steak, or season 1 lb (500 g) of Beef Grilling steak and grill for this meal. Add a portion of whole grain like cooked brown rice or whole grain couscous for Canada’s Food Guide of veggies, protein and whole grain. Beef &...

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