Healthy Food Guide

Artificial flavors, preserving agents, sweeteners, saturated fat; these foods may be well preserved, a convenience to prepare and tasty, but what are they doing to consumers' health?

There are lots of persuasions pushed our way to buy food so much of which is unhealthy - but profitable to sell. If we are the least concerned about a longer and healthier life for ourselves and our kids, we need to learn more about the food we eat.

To help make wise food choices the recommendations in Canada's Food Guide would be a good start.

A Site preview - worth the visit for healthy food information.

Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide

Meet your needs for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
Reduce your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis.
Contribute to your overall health and vitality.

A Food Guide Serving is simply a reference amount. It helps you understand how much food is recommended every day from each of the four food groups. In some cases, a Food Guide Serving may be close to what you eat, such as an apple. In other cases, such as rice or pasta, you may serve yourself more than one Food Guide Serving.

Food Guide Basics
How much food you need every day
What is a Food Guide Serving?
Make wise choices
Physical Activity
Enjoy eating

Take a step today
Have breakfast every day. It may help control your hunger later in the day.
Walk wherever you can – get off the bus early, use the stairs.
Benefit from eating vegetables and fruit at all meals and as snacks.
Spend less time being inactive such as watching TV or playing computer games.
Request nutrition information about menu items when eating out to help you make healthier choices.
Enjoy eating with family and friends!
Take time to eat and savour every bite!

Read more about . . .
Recommended Number of Food Guide Servings per Day
What is one Food Guide Serving?
Oils and Fats
Make each Food Guide Serving count…
Satisfy your thirst with water!
Advice for different ages and stages…
How do I count Food Guide Servings in a meal?
Eat well and be active today and every day!

A chart shows how many Food Guide Servings you need from each of the four food groups every day.

For more information, interactive tools or publications, visit Health Canada’s Food Guide.
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