fr

Eating well with Canada’s Food Guide!

Comments

Whether it’s to lose a few kilos, eat a balanced diet, or simply adopt healthy lifestyle habits, whatever your reasons may be, Canada’s Food Guide is the ideal tool to help you!

Mangez bien avec le Guide alimentaire canadien!

Canada’s Food Guide: a comprehensive tool!

Eating is definitely one of the great pleasures of life. More than just a basic need, eating brings together family or friends and helps discover new flavours. Your health depends a great deal on your diet. So, it is crucial to pay special attention to it.

Canada’s Food Guide has been in existence for several years and despite many changes, it continues to fulfil its original objective: guiding food selection and promoting the nutritional health of Canadians. Canada’s Food Guide offers a multitude of tips and ideas that will help you make healthy food choices to meet your nutritional needs. 

The 4 food groups

Canada’s Food Guide divides foods into 4 categories called food groups:

  • vegetables and fruits;
  • cereals;
  • milk and substitutes;
  • meats and substitutes.

Canada’s Food Guide specifies the quantities and types of foods from each group that you and your family need every day. Recommendations vary by sex, age, level of physical activity, and stages of life (e.g., pregnancy). It is sometimes difficult to satisfy the Food Guide’s recommendations. Don’t be discouraged. Refer to the tips offered in the Food Guide, which are simple and easy to follow. The Food Guide recommends the amount of food, known as a portion, which you should consume every day from each group. Judging how much a portion is can be quite a challenge. But the Food Guide has an answer for everything and gives you tools to facilitate the measurement of your portions.

Choose high quality foods

Choosing high quality foods can be quite a task. But take heart, the Canada Food Guide understands you and is there to help you. For each food group, you will find items to favour. In addition, the Food Guide gives you practical tips for grocery shopping and meal planning. It contains examples of healthy and easy-to-prepare recipes and snacks.

It is also important to pay attention to the labels on the foods that you buy. Take the time to read them carefully to be certain that you are making the right choices. The Nutrition Facts tables on food labels can be difficult to read. Refer to Canada’s Food Guide, which will help you understand them better.

Eating a healthy meal at home or in a restaurant doesn’t have to be complicated. Canada’s Food Guide is there to make things easy! Don’t hesitate to get your copy now. You’ll see that eating well isn’t so difficult!

Read more on the subject

4 tips to start the year on the right foot

Read article +

Choose matcha, and make the most of your holidays

Read article +

Let saffron transport you to exotic places

Read article +

4 easy smoothie recipes to jumpstart your mornings

Read article +
Des astuces pour manger un burger santé

5 tips for eating well for people who don’t like healthy foods

Read article +

Anatomy of a perfect buddha bowl

Read article +

3 homemade pumpkin spice latte recipes

Read article +

Are they gluten-free?

Read article +

Breakfast ideas: quick and simple recipes for the morning rush

Read article +

6 ways to create a fun and healthy lunch box

Read article +

6 healthy snack ideas for your summer outings

Read article +
Que faire lorsque votre enfant refuse de manger?

What can you do when your child refuses to eat?

Read article +
Faites attention à votre consommation de sel

Watch your salt intake

Read article +

Meal replacements

Read article +

Food allergies

Read article +

Vitamin A and beta-carotene, a must for your eyes

Read article +

The many benefits of vitamin D

Read article +

6 answers to your questions about vitamins and minerals

Read article +

3 tips to eat better

Read article +
cuisiner santé en camping

3 tips for cooking healthy while camping

Read article +
aliments de saison

5 summer fruits and veggies to (re)discover

Read article +
collations santé à apporter en festival

5 snacks to bring to festivals

Read article +
8 verres d'eau par jour

8 glasses of water a day—myth or fact?

Read article +

Getting those vitamins: which vegetables to choose

Read article +

Is barbecuing in winter possible?

Read article +

5 trending foods in 2016

Read article +

Dry hair? The food you need for fabulous hair.

Read article +

Food and gluten allergies: finding the right substitutes

Read article +

Dehydrated skin: the food you need for beautiful skin

Read article +

Anti-aging tips: fighting wrinkles with diet

Read article +

Comment the article

Stay informed!
Stay informed!

Get the latest news about new trends and Brunet promotions!

Stay informed. Sign up for the Brunet newsletter!