Dear Canadian cheese lovers and dairy farmers. The Canadian’s dietary guidelines recommend more plant-based foods and less meat and dairy.
The following text is from this website: https://www.foodguideconsultation.ca/guiding-principles-detailed
The majority of Canadians don’t eat enough vegetables, fruits and whole grains and many drink beverages high in sugars. This means that most Canadians will need to make different choices to meet these recommendations.
What is needed is a shift towards a high proportion of plant-based foods, without necessarily excluding animal foods altogether. Animal foods such as eggs, fish and other seafood, poultry, lean red meats such game meats, lower fat milk and yogurt, as well as cheeses lower in sodium and fat are nutritious ‘everyday’ foods. Some of these protein-rich foods can be high in sodium (e.g., salted nuts), sugars (e.g., sweetened yogurt) or saturated fat (e.g., some meats and many cheeses) and should be limited. They can be identified using the % Daily Value (DV) on the Nutrition Facts table: 5% or less of the %DV is “a little” and 15% or more of the %DV is ‘a lot’ of sodium, sugars or saturated fat.
A shift towards more plant-based foods can help Canadians:
- eat more fibre-rich foods;
- eat less red meat (beef, pork, lamb and goat);
- replace foods that contain mostly saturated fat (e.g., cream, high fat cheeses and butter) with foods that contain mostly unsaturated fat (e.g., nuts, seeds, and avocado).
To help meet these recommendations, Canadians can choose nutritious foods and beverages, including:
- foods and beverages that require little or no preparation such as fresh, frozen and canned vegetables and fruit, canned legumes or fish, tofu, plain milk or fortified plant-based beverages;
- foods and beverages that are pre-packaged for convenience (such as pre-washed salad greens, pre-cut fruit) or to increase shelf-life (such as powdered milk);
- foods like nuts, seeds, fatty fish, avocado, and vegetable oils instead of foods like high fat cheeses and cream; and
foods obtained through gardening, hunting, trapping, fishing and harvesting.
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The Healthy Cheese Lady