Canada’s 2019 Dietary Guidelines Don’t Include Meat or Dairy

Cooking Light | 1/23/2019 | Staff
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Canada released their dietary guidelines for 2019—and they are pretty revolutionary. Their latest guide advises both eliminating dairy and trying to replace most animal protein foods with plant-based sources. The guidelines don’t focus on set food groups or serving sizes, but rather emphasize consuming whole, plant-based foods and avoiding most beverages except for water.

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The guidelines are split up into three main sections—foundations for healthy eating, foods and beverages that undermine healthy eating, and the importance of food skills. When it comes to eating advice, the guide simply says to consume produce, whole grains, and protein foods regularly, with most of the protein being friendly for vegetarians and vegans. It also says to avoid saturated fat by consuming unsaturated sources, which are mostly plant-based foods or fish. And it never mentions dairy consumption.

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The second guideline advises avoiding processed and prepared foods and beverages, including alcohol and sugar substitutes. The guide notes one should avoid these products because they’re usually high in sodium, added sugar, or saturated fat (or, sometimes, all three) and could increase your risk for obesity and chronic disease.

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