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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...
In a major departure from conventional advice, Canadian guidelines say parents should be offering their six-month-old infants iron-rich foods like beef, pork, fish, poultry, tofu, beans and eggs two or more times a day on a daily basis. Prior to 2012, Health Canada guidelines previously advised that babies start out eating fortified...

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...
Think chicken is better for you than beef? Take a look at the nutrient claims that can be made according to the definitions regulated by Health Canada and CFIA. Maybe it’s time to re-think beef? Both chicken and beef are nutrient-dense quality protein foods – it shouldn’t be a matter of...
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,...

Beef Burritos

This recipe is courtesy of Andrea Buckett of ABC (@andreabuckettcooks): Burritos are a favourite in my house. As a mom to two active teenage boys it can sometimes be hard to keep up with the amount of food they require. Taking some time to make a batch of these burritos...
BY Carol Harrison, RD All beef is naturally nutrient-rich high in iron, zinc and B vitamins plus 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...

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