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  • The food guide pyramid becomes a plate that helps you choose a healthy diet that is right for you. Variety is the key to getting all the nutrients you need, and at least half your plate should contain fresh fruits and vegetables.



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    Fruits and veggies more matters promotes eating more produce and stay healthy.



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    Fruits and Veggies - Mix it up!™ is an initiative to help Canadians eat more fruits and vegetables. It includes great tips and recipes to make eating fruits and vegetables part of your healthy lifestyle.


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To get more information on the Canadian Nutrition Guidelines, please consult Canada's Food Guide. You will find plenty of ideas to stay healthy!

 


Nutrition

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Fruits and Vegetables can help you maintain a HEALTHY WEIGHT!

Fruits and vegetables have many benefits. A diet rich in most fruits and vegetables may decrease the risk of some types of cancer and other diseases, which are diseases associated with many factors. It also helps you attain and maintain a healthy weight. The calories per volume are very low compared to other foods and snacks. The new USDA guidelines suggest filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal.
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While you know it is important to eat a healthy diet, it isn’t always easy to sort through all of the information available about nutrition and food choices. The CDC has compiled a variety of resources with healthy eating tips and information.


What are "Good" Carbs?

The simple answer to this question is: good carbs are unprocessed carbohydrates in their natural state - or very close to their natural state. In other words they have been minimally altered. Most fresh vegetables and fruits fit into this category.
Try http://www.goodcarbs.org for more information.


Portions

Recent guidelines suggest half the plate for most adults should be filled with fresh vegetables and fruits in each meal. Do you know exactly what serving you need?


In Canada, the guidelines are different!

Canadian customers should know that the American standards are differents than the ones in Canada. To get more information on the Canadian Health suggestions, click here to visit the Health Canada website.

You may also visit the Fruits and Veggies - Mix it up!™ website for great ideas on how to incorporate more produce in your life.


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Before and After
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