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CANADA'S NEW FOOD GUIDE - Good news for Brown Rice!

April 29th, 2019

 

Canada’s new food guide, released in January, embraces brown rice! Health Canada (HC) now advocates Canadians fill half their meal plate with fruits and vegetables; a quarter with whole grain foods (brown rice, quinoa, whole grain pasta); and a quarter with protein foods (lentils, nuts, tofu, lean meat, fish, low fat dairy and cheeses).  The food plate guide HC developed features brown rice.  
Canadians are encouraged to eat whole foods; choose plant-based proteins over animal sources; and eat less processed foods (that are high in sugar, sodium and saturated fats). Fruit juice is out, water is in.   
The guide also suggests a different eating approach, emphasizing home cooking and encouraging families to cook and dine together. Consumers are reminded to read food labels to track sugar, sodium and saturated fats (note food labelling modernization efforts that aim to make it easier for consumers to read labels is underway).  This new modernized approach to eating reflects scientific evidence as well as Canada’s changing demographics and lifestyles.   

Canada’s new food guide, released in January, embraces brown rice! Health Canada (HC) now advocates Canadians fill half their meal plate with fruits and vegetables; a quarter with whole grain foods (brown rice, quinoa, whole grain pasta); and a quarter with protein foods (lentils, nuts, tofu, lean meat, fish, low fat dairy and cheeses).  The food plate guide HC developed features brown rice.  

 

Canadians are encouraged to eat whole foods; choose plant-based proteins over animal sources; and eat less processed foods (that are high in sugar, sodium and saturated fats). Fruit juice is out, water is in.   

 

To find Kokuho Rose Brown rice please click the below link 

http://www.haveariceday.com/rice-varieties/kokuho-rose/3_kokuho-rose/_product_category

 

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https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/