This food plate looks like what my #lifestylemedicine
physician (who is also #plantbased
) drew for me when I was just there for my annual physical.
Come on America! Let’s get this healthier version of the food pyramid rolled out here at home. Let’s get the garbage out of schools and their lunches. We CAN reverse the top disease affecting our country and citizens: Type 2 diabetes. With a plant based lifestyle.
IT’S OFFICIAL! “Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods and protein foods. Choose protein foods that come from plants more often.” A great excerpt straight from Canada’s new Food Guide and Healthy Eating Recommendations.
Gone are the days of the food group rainbow, food pyramid and calling plant-based food “alternatives”. We are so lucky to be living in this progressing country which is asking its citizens to choose beans and nuts over beef, poultry, and fish...nevermind bacon. And dairy, that’s not even a food group anymore.
Not only is the emphasis on plant-foods, but there is the push for healthy habits like ✅Mindfulness (take your time and listen to when you are full)
✅Cook more often (plan, shop, prep)
✅Enjoy Your food (why not learn about other cultures while you're at it?)
✅Eat with others (enjoy their company)
Choose water as your drink. A focus on proper hydration and not including juice or milk is HUGE!
What about healthy swaps? This is what they wrote in the document:
Try these swaps to replace saturated fat with healthy fats:
🥑On your toast, replace cream cheese with nut butter.
🥑For dipping, try making your own hummus or tzatziki to replace spinach or artichoke dip
🥑On bread or rolls, replace butter with olive oil flavoured with balsamic vinegar.
🥑When you are cooking, replace shortening, lard or hard margarine with oils with healthy fats such as canola, olive and soybean.
We are so glad we didn’t see choose low fat cream cheese. This means that there is a big understanding of what needs to be done. So we’ll take these swaps as a win.
What we see is the government getting on board with what we at Plant Trainers have been saying all along.(Contd in comments)