Meat and dairy are out. Plants and water are in.
Those appear to be the biggest takeaways from the newest version of Canada’s Food Guide, which was released last week by Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor.
Whole grains, vegetables and fruits are still listed as an integral part of a healthy diet, but the traditional focus on the likes of meat and milk is gone in favour of the broader category of proteins.
There is a specific recommendation that Canadians consume plant-based proteins “more often” and cut down on their intake of processed meats and saturated fats, which can contribute to cancer, diabetes and other diseases.