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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...

The Untold Story

PART ONE: Beef and Health – The Untold Story There’s lots to know about beef. Some things you know, but maybe some things you don’t. With diets getting steadily worse and obesity levels rising, there are some good reasons to consider why beef belongs on the tables of Canadians. Do...
An all-beef patty has a lot going for it! Here's how the humble hamburger stacks up: Source of nutrient values: Health Canada, Canadian Nutrient File, 2015, food code Beef 4997   Burgers are often misunderstood Calorie for calorie, a beef burger is a delicious way to power-up, providing the essential nutrients like iron,...
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 &...
WRITTEN BY: KARINE BARLOW, RD When it comes to food and health there continues to be great interest in the power of protein. According to market researcher NPD Group, more than half of Americans say they want more protein in their diets.1 Protein has become so important to us, according...

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