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The Four Food Groups For Healthy Eating

September 30, 2012


  Unhealthy eating is a risk factor for many chronic diseases and illnesses. To prevent these diseases and to make satisfactory recovery from illnesses, healthy eating is vital. For a  healthy eating pattern there are four food groups. Canada Food Guide  has categorized them as: vegetables & fruit, grain products,  milk & milk alternatives and […]

Vegetables & Fruit For Healthy Eating

September 25, 2012


‘Vegetables & Fruit’ is one of the four food groups ,  It is the most important group. Vegetables and fruit provide important nutrients such as Vitamin A, B and C, magnesium, potassium , folate, fiber, iron, beta-carotene, calcium and carbohydrates. Dark green and orange fruits and vegetables provide added nutrients; dark green are rich in […]

Milk And Milk Alternative Food Products

September 14, 2012


  Milk is an important food in a healthy eating pattern. Milk products have alternatives, together milk and these alternative products are called ‘Milk & Milk Alternatives’. To communicate the importance of milk in a healthy diet, Canada Food Guide has classified ‘Milk & Milk Alternatives’ as the third food group, third in importance to […]

Fruits and Vegetables Good for Long-Term Weight Loss

September 7, 2012


  Successful weight loss is a long-term commitment; the health benefits are many. Quick fixes on the other hand are not usually successful. Due to the short-term goals involved, keeping weight off is difficult. Vegetables & fruits are important food products for good health, they are the best foods for anyone serious about losing weight […]

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