Make Healthier Food Decisions

Some health tips to increase day to day healthy living

  • Apr. 26, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Did you know that healthy eating and physical activity can help prevent several diseases, including colorectal cancer? Indeed, studies have revealed that a balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and milk has been linked to a decreased risk of colorectal cancer. However, if you are like most Canadians, you probably aren’t eating enough of these precious foods.

Here are some healthy eating tips to get you started:

1. Oatmeal rules: Oatmeal is quick and easy to prepare and is a lot more nutritious than most breakfast options. Bonus points if you prepare it with milk instead of water, and don’t forget to top it with fruit!

2. Eat your greens: Chop up crudités for the week and store them in the front of your fridge for easy snacking.

3. Swap your regular coffee: Try a café latte, since the hint of milk you might add to regular coffee is far from the recommended serving of 250 ml (1 cup); the calcium and vitamin D in milk are two key nutrients that could help prevent colon cancer.

4. Tea is your beverage of choice? Steep your tea in warm milk and add a touch of vanilla for a nice London Fog.

For more information and healthy recipe ideas, visit getenough.ca.

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