To stay at a healthy weight and prevent disease, Canada's Food Guide recommends eating lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or non-fat dairy products. It's important to balance the food you eat with your activity to maintain your weight, drink alcohol in moderation, if at all, and limit foods high in salt, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and added sugar.
Activity is also an important part of the picture.
To avoid foodborne illness:
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (2011). Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines For Adults. Available online: http://www.csep.ca/CMFiles/Guidelines/CSEP_PAGuidelines_adults_en.pdf. Accessed October 28, 2014.
Health Canada (2009, updated 2012). It's your health: Sodium. Available online: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/food-aliment/sodium-eng.php.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes EducatorColleen O'Connor, PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian
Current as ofMarch 29, 2018
Current as of: March 29, 2018
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator & Colleen O'Connor, PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2018 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.