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13 Steps towards Eating and Being Well

And by Eating well, I don’t mean pigging out on just about every food you can get your hands on.

What I mean is, something more along the lines of,  Canada’s Eating Well, Food Guide – and I think we should incorporate this into our daily diets as it’s really the smartest thing one can do, for one’s long term health.

1. Eat at least two servings of fish each week.

2. Eat at least one dark-green and one orange vegetable each day.

3. Enjoy vegetables and fruit prepared with little or no added fat, sugar, or salt.

4. Have vegetables and fruits more often than juice.

5. Select whole grains for at least half of one’s grain products.

6. Choose grain products that are low in fat, sugar, or salt.

7. Drink skim, 1 percent, or 2 percent milk each day.

8. Consume meat alternatives, such as beans, lentils, and tofu, often.

9. Select lean meat and alternatives prepared with little or no added fat or salt.

10. Include a small amount of unsaturated fat each day.

11. Satisfy thirst with water.

12. Limit foods and beverages high in calories, fat, sugar, or salt.

13. Be active every day.

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