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Protein Chefs – COVID-19 Outbreak Press Release

Protein Chefs – COVID-19 Outbreak Press Release

What can I do to support my immune system?


A healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables, protein foods and whole grains is important for a strong immune system as are other healthy lifestyle habits (e.g exercise, not smoking, adequate sleep, managing stress etc).

There are many nutrients that are involved with the normal functioning of the immune system and therefore we encourage eating a variety of nutrient rich healthy foods each day in order to support immune function.

You can find more information on nutrition and healthy eating at unlockfood.ca or Health Canada’s, Canada’s Food Guide.

If you are self-isolating and especially if you have symptoms, it is important to maintain good nutrition and hydration. Make sure you are eating and drinking regularly, even if you have a low appetite.

It makes sense to stock up on non-perishable food items so that you do not need to go shopping if you become sick, but avoid panic buying.

It is easier on the supply chain if people gradually build up their household stores instead of making large-scale purchases all at once. To do this, you can add a few extra items to your grocery cart every time you shop. Good options are easy-to-prepare foods like:

  • dried pasta and canned sauce
  • prepared canned soups
  • canned or frozen vegetables
  • canned beans (like chickpeas, kidney beans and lentils)

It is also a good idea to have extra stores of:

  • pet food
  • toilet paper
  • facial tissue
  • feminine hygiene products
  • diapers (if you have children who use them)

The reason for stocking up on these items is not necessarily because you will need to self-isolate. Having these supplies on hand will ensure you do not need to leave your home at the peak of the outbreak or if you become ill.

Visit the Government of Canada’s website for more information on being prepared.

Can COVID-19 be spread by eating or touching raw fruits and vegetables?

There is no evidence that COVID-19 is spread through eating or touching raw fruits or vegetables. When preparing fresh fruits and vegetables, wash or scrub them under cold, running, potable tap water prior to consumption.

Visit the Government of Canada’s website or local public health authorities like BC Centre for Disease Control or MAPAQ for more information on food safety.

Should I be concerned about storing foods in my cupboard, fridge, or freezer?

COVID-19 is a virus and does not grow. It may survive in foods and on surfaces for a few hours to a few days before it dies off. However, it is not believed that the virus is transmitted by eating contaminated food.

While there are no special precautions needed when storing food, we recommend washing your hands after putting away food you have purchased and before preparing food. If you choose to wipe down food containers, wash your hands before you start and again after you have finished.

Visit the Government of Canada’s website or local public health authorities like BC Centre for Disease Control or MAPAQ for more information on food safety.

Should I continue to breastfeed my baby if I have COVID-19 or suspect I have COVID-19? 

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) have released a statement on COVID-19 in pregnancy. Within this statement, they make the following postpartum and newborn care recommendations:

  • Women who choose to breastfeed should be allowed to do so after appropriate handwashing and while wearing a mask. It is possible that the mother can transmit antibodies to the infant through breastmilk; however, there is limited evidence of this transmission and the potential benefits are unclear.
  • Management in the post-partum period should be guided by a patient-centred discussion about the available evidence and its limitations.
  • We do not recommend universal isolation of the infant from either confirmed or suspected infection in the mother. However, depending on a family’s values and availability of resources they may choose to separate infant from mother until isolation precautions for the mother can be formally discontinued.
  • Women should practice good handwashing before and use of a mask while engaging in infant care. 

Please refer to the SOGC website for up to date information.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (United Kingdom) have also issued wide ranging advice relating to breastfeeding COVID-19 / Coronavirus and pregnancy. Within this they make the following recommendations:

“At the moment there is no evidence that the virus can be carried in breastmilk, so it’s felt that the well-recognised benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission of coronavirus through breastmilk.
The main risk of breastfeeding is close contact between you and your baby, as you may share infective airborne droplets, leading to infection of the baby after birth.
A discussion about the risks and benefits of breastfeeding should take place between you and your family and your maternity team.
If you choose to breastfeed your baby, the following precautions are recommended:

  • Wash your hands before touching your baby, breast pump or bottles
  • Try and avoid coughing or sneezing on your baby while feeding at the breast;
  • Consider wearing a face mask while breastfeeding, if available
  • Follow recommendations for pump cleaning after each use

If you choose to feed your baby with formula or expressed milk, it is recommended that you follow strict adherence to sterilisation guidelines. If you are expressing breast milk in hospital, a dedicated breast pump should be used.”

This guidance may change as knowledge evolves, so please refer to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website for up to date advice.

You can also visit Unicef’s website for additional information on what parents should know about COVID-19.

How do I find a dietitian? 

It is important to receive information from credible, trustworthy sources during this time. Dietitians are a regulated health profession committed to providing evidence-based advice and information that is tailored to your personal needs and challenges.

There are several ways to connect with a dietitian. When contacting a dietitian, ask if virtual appointments are available.

  1. Your family doctor or specialist may be able to refer you to an outpatient clinic with access to a dietitian. The dietitian in these clinics would be covered, or paid for, by your province.
  2. If you belong to a Family Health Team or Primary Care Network, ask to speak to the dietitian.
  3. Public Health Units and Community Health Centres offer counselling, free programs and workshops with access to a dietitian. Criteria to access these services will depend on the program and organization.
  4. If you receive homecare services, you can call your case manager to see if they can connect you with a dietitian. A physician’s referral is typically not required.
  5. You can also see a dietitian and pay a fee for an appointment. Visit Find a Dietitian to find someone in your neighbourhood and search by postal code, city and/or specialty. Your employee benefits may cover dietitian services. Check your plan today.
  6. If you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, you can ask your doctor or self-refer to a publicly funded Diabetes Education Program.
  7. These provinces have Provincial Call Centres* where you can speak with a dietitian at no cost:
    • In British Columbia, call 8-1-1 or visit the website.
    • In Manitoba, call toll free 1-877-830-2892 or 204-788-8248 in Winnipeg, or visit the website.
    • In Ontario, call Telehealth Ontario toll free at 1-866-797-0000.
    • In Newfoundland & Labrador, call 8-1-1 or send an email.
    • In Saskatchewan, contact Eat Well Saskatchewan by phone 1-833-966-5541 or email eatwell@usask.ca

*Availability of dietitian services through some Provincial Call Centres may be limited during COVID-19

If you have specific nutrition needs, it is important that you continue to follow the dietary recommendations made by your dietitian, doctor or nurse practitioner. This may involve asking a family member, friend or neighbour to get you specific foods so you can continue to meet your specific needs. Contact your dietitian, doctor or nurse practitioner by phone or email if you have any serious concerns.

The safety and well-being of our customers and our associates is our top priority.

Protein Chefs Inc. standard is to provide our members with the healthiest, best quality meals that are made with wholesome ingredients and we continue to do so.

We are constantly monitoring the updates from Public Health agency of Canada. Currently the Public Health Agency has accessed the current risk associated with COVID -19 as low. We will continue to stay tuned with future updates.

As a business we exceed all health and safety regulations by following the guidelines recommended by Public Health agency of Canada.

    • Following the guidelines and protocols of Public Health agencies is our top priority.
    • We continue to maintain our usual standard procedures of handling food safely and all staff follow protocols of thorough hand washing and sanitizing.
    • All our cleaning agents are commercial grade, food safe products which helps us ensure our workplace is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
    • Currently, our deliveries are scheduled at our usual delivery windows to allow our customers to benefit from prepared meals delivered at the door. Hence, you can enjoy the convenience of our meals from the comfort of your home.
    • Our staff and associates handling food are maintaining good personal hygiene.

Introducing – “Leave at my Door Delivery”. We are providing more flexibility to our customers on how they choose to accept their deliveries. Please mention in the notes section of your order – Leave at my door or Concierge

Any future updates will be coordinated with our members as we find necessary. Please check your emails for updates. Feel free to ask us any questions of concerns. We are here to help.

Meanwhile, avoid the grocery stores to avoid contact with people and long line ups.

Enjoy your Protein Chefs meals at the comfort of your home and let our Chefs do the needful.

Thank you for being our customer, for your loyalty, passion that makes us all feel as a part of one big extended family.

Rest assured; you are in safe hands.

Best Regards,

President
Ronneil Ramlal
Protein Chefs Inc.

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COVID-19 – Your Health and Safety is Our TOP Priority

COVID-19 – Your Health and Safety is Our TOP Priority

Protein Chefs has been asked a number of questions about nutrition and dietary issues related to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak. It is important to receive information from credible, trustworthy sources during this time and therefore we request all our customers to please work with credible dietitians that are regulated health professionals committed to providing evidence-based advice and information that is tailored to your personal needs and challenges. We encourage members of the public to follow the advice issued by the Government of Canada and local public health officials. If you are in Ontario, please visit: www.publichealthontario.ca

Despite the challenge time we face due to COVID-19 outbreak, Protein Chefs is taking every precaution possible to keep you safe and healthy. Our entire staff has proactively been monitoring the updates from Health Canada. We are sanitizing our facility every hour which includes common areas, washrooms and kitchen areas. (workstations, storeroom, dish washing area). Our Chefs and the meal packing team wear face-masks, hand gloves, hair nets always within the kitchen premises. Further, all hand sink areas are installed with hand soaps, sanitizers, dispensable paper towels and a hand dryer.

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Protein Chefs offer healthy, nutritious meals delivered to your door. All our meal plans are affordable, low price and high in quality. When you order your food from us,  you get results i.e if you are following a weight loss routine/program, our meals will get you the results you are looking for. Therefore, whether you have a set meal plan or you want to build your own – Our website provides you the option to choose your meals from our menu online. All our meals are high protein, nutrition rich meals so you won’t feel like you’re on a diet.

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With so many catering companies, healthy meal companies and take out food kitchens in Toronto, Protein Chefs is the only one that offers a huge selection of meals that one can order by choosing their choice of meals. We offer premium, preservative free meals, which have been freshly cooked and snap frozen for your convenience. All this at a very affordable price.

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The significance of Paleo Diet in Living a Healthy Life

The significance of Paleo Diet in Living a Healthy Life

Do you know that what human hunter-gatherer ancestors ate thousands of years ago is now being called PALEO Diet? Not quite exactly because we don’t know what they actually ate, but researchers say that Paleo diet is the closest you can get from our ancestors because their diets consisted of whole foods and Paleo diet is all about WHOLE FOODS.

There are 2 ways of starting a Paleo diet plan – Where some people prefer to eat low carb diet that is high in animal foods, while others follow a high-carb diet with lots of plants. Guess what? both works!

So here is the basic of Paleo Diet:

Paleo-friendly foods include Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, healthy fats and oils.

Avoid: Processed foods, sugar, soft drinks, grains, most dairy products, legumes, artificial sweeteners, vegetable oils, margarine and trans fats.

The Paleo community is always evolving and nowadays we see more and more modified Paleo diet such as: quality grass-fed butter and even some gluten-free grains like rice. By avoiding sugar, sweeteners and trans fats, and eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, you are all set for a healthy lifestyle. You must check our Paleo meals that are freshly cooked and delivered to your doorsteps.

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Why you must switch to Healthy Meals? – Delivered by Protein Chefs

Are you planning to begin eating healthy and leave your old routine of eating late, not on time, eating junk food and not liking your body? We have it all planned for you.

As you may have heard of or already know that eating healthy has so many benefits to our health, mind, body and soul. Eating healthy is part of healthy habits such as eating on time, sleeping on time and enough hours so that the body can recover and exercising on a daily basis.

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A healthy diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, starches, good fats, and lean proteins helps us in:

  • Weight loss
  • Reduced cancer risk
  • Diabetes management
  • Heart health and stroke prevention
  • The health of the next generation
  • Strong bones and teeth
  • Better mood
  • Improved memory
  • Improved gut health
  • Getting a good night’s sleep

So what are you waiting for? Switch to healthy meals and start living a healthy lifestyle. Say NO to junk food and YES to healthy food.

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Health Benefits of eating Animal Based Protein Diet

Health Benefits of eating Animal Based Protein Diet

You may already know that protein intake is important for athletes as well as non-athletes. On average our body requires 0.6-0.9 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day. This depends on the activity level of the person and can differ accordingly.

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Red meat that include beef, pork, lamb, veal, game such as bison, elk, and venison (deer) and mutton and other meat types such as turkey, duck, goose, wild birds, such as quail and pheasant, chicken, fish and seafood along with eggs, dairy products are well known in every culture. Whether you’re a seasoned meat eater or someone who just love to eat meat, we have all the benefits in this article on eating good healthy animal based diet.

Where foods like fish and eggs offer a high dose of healthy fats which contribute positively to our overall health, other animal based protein diet offers 9 essential amino acids that are quite essential to make it a complete protein for our body. Moreover, animal based diet have vitamins such as vitamin A, D, and the B series, which is further stock up on minerals like zinc and iron.

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) portion of lean beef provides (3Trusted Source):

  • Calories: 205
  • Protein: About 27 grams
  • Riboflavin: 15% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Niacin: 24% of the DV
  • Vitamin B6: 19% of the DV
  • Vitamin B12: 158% of the DV
  • Niacin: 24% of the DV
  • Phosphorus: 19% of the DV
  • Zinc: 68% of the DV
  • Selenium: 36% of the DV

The benefits of eating animal based diets are:

  • It boosts our energy levels
  • It supports a strong immune system
  • It supports metabolism
  • and it boosts brain health

FACT: You can reach your daily protein intake goals by eating animal protein, because a 3 ounce serving of meat will provide you between 20 and 30 grams of protein.

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