Think you are eating healthy these days?
Health Canada certainly would love for you to be!
As new information is available, there need to be adjustments made to the established guideline for the population. Think about it, just to name a few, there are issues of these changes :
- nature of how food is grown
- how food is processed and packaged for transportation and storage
- marketing trend
- changing population demography – age, sex, race or country of origin
Towards this objective of making Canadian updated, lots of effort have been put into this effort.
Some draft “guiding principles” have been posted by Health Canada in June 2017. These broad-based guidelines will serve as baseline for more specific advice in the final document.
So far, the recommendations cover :
- The regular intake of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein-rich foods, especially plant-based sources of protein
- Eating foods that include mostly unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat
- Eating more plant-based foods
- Limiting the intake of processed and prepared foods
- Avoiding processed beverages that are high in sugar (soft drinks, fruit drinks, etc.)
- Sharing meals with family and friends
- Planning and preparing healthy meals and snacks
What do you think are important to be included in the guideline?
Health Canada will love to have your feedback at their website – until August 14, 2107