@veganbodybuildingンム 🌱🇨🇦🔥The Canadian government has issued new draft healthy eating recommendations which would overhaul the antiquated system of food categories—focusing instead on eating patterns—and emphasize the importance of including a “high proportion of plant-based foods” The milk category is indeed gone in the draft recommendations and the powerhouse legume has been elevated above animal foods _ The draft food guide’s first foundational recommendation establishes the importance of whole foods and specifies that plant-based foods such as legumes are a preferred source of protein The recommendation is for “regular intake of vegetables fruit whole grains and protein-rich foods especially plant-based sources of protein” _ The draft guidelines also encourage a shift away from animal foods by advising that people eat foods with unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat saturated fat is found almost exclusively in animal foods The recommendation is for the “inclusion of foods that contain mostly unsaturated fat instead of foods that contain mostly saturated fat” _ There’s no more dairy food group a win not only for public health but also cultural inclusivity given that up to 90 percent of some non-European ethnicities are lactose intolerant It’s also a huge win for the cows who really don’t want us to kill their babies so we can steal their milk Instead the guidelines will sensibly advise people to drink water _ The draft guidelines acknowledge that our food system is inextricably linked to our environment contributing to greenhouse gas emissions soil degradation decreases in water quality and availability and wildlife loss The draft food guide states that “diets higher in plant-based foods and lower in animal-based foods are associated with a lesser environmental impact” Expanding our conception of health to include environmental considerations makes sense because our short- and long-term mental and physical health are directly related to the health—or not—of our environment _ Clickable link to full article in @veganbodybuilding profile _ riseofthevegan vegan canada Meme

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