Thursday, February 8, 2018

Milk in Moderation: BMI = 29.2

Diary is a double-edged food group. It has some very beneficial nutrients but can also be a source of saturated fat and cholesterol. The latter two aren’t as big of a problem for the very physically active, but should be carefully monitored by people who are sedentary.

The Canada food guide recommends low-fat or no-fat dairy options. They also recommend far fewer servings of milk than produce or grains. Consult the Canada food guide for the number of servings appropriate for you.

If you do a google search for “Canada Food Guide dairy” right now, you’ll find that recent changes in the guide regarding dairy have generated a lot of concern by diary producers. Reading some of the articles, I’ve begun to question whether “diary” should even be a food group. For the time being, however, I’ll continue with 2 servings a day of 1% milk.

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