You have probably heard the saying, "you are what you eat!" When it comes to healthy eating, this is true. Eating nutritious foods will help keep you healthy and strong and help to reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.
What Is Healthy Eating?
||Following Canada's Food Guide is the basis of healthy eating. The Food Guide outlines how much food we should eat from each food group on a daily basis and can be used for anyone over the age of 2. There are 4 food groups: Vegetables and Fruit, Grain Products, Milk and Alternatives and Meat and Alternatives. Each food group is important because it provides an important set of nutrients. Healthy eating means choosing foods from all 4 food groups on a daily basis as recommended by the Food Guide. |
There is a lot of information available in the media and on the Internet. It can be confusing to know what foods to eat and why we need certain nutrients.
All About Food: You will find information on the health benefits of many foods, including vegetables and fruit, grains, milk and alternatives, meat and alternatives, fish, and oils and fats.
All About Nutrients: You will find information about specific nutrients in foods, such as calcium, folic acid, fibre and omega-3 fats, just to name a few, and how they play an important role in your health.