A Baker’s Dozen Of Healthy Food Guidelines

According to Dietitians of Canada, 63% of Canadians have difficulty making healthy food choices when shopping.

Posted by Avail Content
1 year ago

According to Dietitians of Canada, 63% of Canadians have difficulty making healthy food choices when shopping. This reflects the fact that healthy eating is easier if you plan ahead for what you want to buy. To help you shop, here is a “baker’s dozen” of shopping tips.

  1. Prepare a grocery list and stick to it.
  2. Choose a variety of foods.
  3. Read labels and compare nutritional content.
  4. Keep it simple: fresh and least processed.
  5. Favour whole grains: brown rice, whole-grain pasta.
  6. Choose healthy snacks: whole-grain crackers, nuts, seeds, hummus, dark chocolate.
  7. Choose low-sodium options.
  8. Replace high-fat condiments with options like salsa and hot sauce.
  9. Buy cereals high in fibre and low in sugar.
  10. When choosing proteins, try skinless chicken, turkey breasts and fish.
  11. Choose colourful fruits and vegetables (oranges, broccoli). They have the most nutrients.
  12. Eat before you shop. Don’t shop hungry!
  13. Limit takeaway and convenience foods. They are high in fat and salt – and low in nutrition.

References:

Note: The contents on Avail such as text, graphics, images, and information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this or any other website.

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A Baker’s Dozen Of Healthy Food Guidelines

Last updated 1 year ago

According to Dietitians of Canada, 63% of Canadians have difficulty making healthy food choices when shopping. This reflects the fact that healthy eating is easier if you plan ahead for what you want to buy. To help you shop, here is a “baker’s dozen” of shopping tips.

  1. Prepare a grocery list and stick to it.
  2. Choose a variety of foods.
  3. Read labels and compare nutritional content.
  4. Keep it simple: fresh and least processed.
  5. Favour whole grains: brown rice, whole-grain pasta.
  6. Choose healthy snacks: whole-grain crackers, nuts, seeds, hummus, dark chocolate.
  7. Choose low-sodium options.
  8. Replace high-fat condiments with options like salsa and hot sauce.
  9. Buy cereals high in fibre and low in sugar.
  10. When choosing proteins, try skinless chicken, turkey breasts and fish.
  11. Choose colourful fruits and vegetables (oranges, broccoli). They have the most nutrients.
  12. Eat before you shop. Don’t shop hungry!
  13. Limit takeaway and convenience foods. They are high in fat and salt – and low in nutrition.

References:

Note: The contents on Avail such as text, graphics, images, and information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this or any other website.