What’s in and what’s out: Canada’s new Food Guide

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Canada’s new Food Guide was unveiled today and it’s heavy on veggies, light on serving sizes, and anti-alcohol.

Eat more vegetables. Drink more water. Choose whole grains over refined flour. Plant-based proteins are what’s up: It’s everything the stuff your intelligent, health-conscious companions have been stating for quite a long time, just currently it’s been blessed by the government.

Health Canada just dropped a fresh out of the plastic new, remarkably unique sort of sustenance direct with refreshed nourishing proposals out of the blue since 2007.

Unlike every version of the document since 1977, 2019’s Food Guide doesn’t feature little food cartoons partitioned into four separate segments (you know, grains items, fruits vegetables, meat and options, and milk.)

Rather, the first page of the guide prominently includes a plate half-loaded up with broccoli, carrots, strawberries, blueberries, apples, bell peppers, red cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and green peas.

The opposite side of the plate is half into equal parts with protein-rich foods (eggs, nuts, steak, chicken, tofu, fish and lentils) on top and whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, whole grain bread, and whole grain pasta) on the bottom.

Food Guide List

“Have a lot of vegetables and fruits,” reads a square of content on one side of the place. “Eat protein foods,” reads another, just as “Make water your drink of choice” and “Choose whole grains.”

No portion sizes or food groups here — only a couple of inspirational statements: “Eat a variety of healthy foods each day.”

A one-page educational poster rendition of the 62-page guide includes some healthy eating tips at the base, just as a URL for the online version, where said good eating tips are explained in more detail.

The government prescribes that Canadians do the accompanying to eat well and live well:

  • Be mindful of your eating habits
  • Cook all the more regularly
  • Enjoy your food
  • Eat meals with others
  • Read food labels
  • Beware of food marketing
  • Limit highly-processed foods
  • Choose protein foods that come from plants more often

It’s the presence of mind stuff, which is great since they’ll be training these things in government-funded schools moving forward.

You can read more about Food Guide 2019 on the Health Canada site, where recipes, assets and good health tips have been posted for individuals of all different age groups and lifestyles.

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