It is not just another food guide, it is the guide par excellence that not only includes recommendations on what to eat, but also questions the how.
There are many food guides, but the Canadian one has aroused both passions and concerns for its rethinking of what we eat and how we do it.
Food guide basics
This is what they are proposing from Canada as long as we eat well to live well. to live well:
- Half of the plate should be composed of vegetables and fruits. vegetables and fruits.
- A quarter for foods rich in protein, such as legumes, meat or fish. protein, such as legumes, meat or fish.
- Another quarter with foods made from whole grains, e.g., quinoa whole grains, e.g., quinoa, whole wheat pasta or brown rice.
And to drink? The answer is clear: water.
Not only the what, but also the how
As we said, how we eat is of particular importance in Canada's food guide. Canada's food guide. Taking time to eat consciously and observing mindful eating and observing when we are hungry from when we are full may seem obvious may seem like obvious tips, but we often forget to put them into practice in our daily lives. our day-to-day lives.
Planning meals and involving others in the process, and preparation, as well as eating with others, are some of the other recommendations the Canadian government's recommendations for better eating and living, but they are not the only ones. better, but they are not the only ones.
This dietary guide places special emphasis on choosing foods with healthy fats instead of saturated fats, as well as on healthy fats instead of saturated fats, as well as limiting ultra-processed foods to a minimum. ultra-processed foods.
Cooking more at home is key to being aware of exactly what we are eating and how it is cooked. exactly what we are eating and how it is cooked. Only then can we prepare only then can we prepare meals using ingredients without, or with a small amount of, salt, sugars or saturated fats, sugars or saturated fats.
Another must-have? Read the labels of what we buy. This way we can compare similar products more easily and know the ingredients contained in the product. The idea is to make it easier for us to choose what we take home according to the nutrients it provides us with and what we are interested in, not because of the advertising campaign. To eat consciously, we have to buy in the same way.
What do you think about this food guide and did you know about it?