Vancouver physician, Dr. Ali Ghahary, has always been a
strong advocate for healthy eating.
The healthier you eat, the healthier your body and mind will
The Food Pyramid
Follow Canada’s Food Guide for tips on how
to eat healthier and understand exactly how
many grains, vegetables, fruits, oils, milk,
meat and beans you should be incorporating
into your everyday meal plan.
GRAINS VEGETABLES FRUITS OILS MILK MEAT & BEANS
Make half of your grains whole
Examples of grains that are good for your health include
quinoa, rye, barley and brown rice, just to name a few!
Incorporating whole grains into your diet helps to reduce the
risk of many chronic diseases.
Vary your veggies
Some of the healthiest vegetables include spinach, kale,
broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, and even garlic.
Most vegetables are low in calories, and are important
sources of nutrients.
A healthy, tasty treat
Fruits are important sources of nutrients.
Citrus fruit, such as oranges, as well as blueberries and
strawberries are some of the best.
Eating fruit can help to prevent diabetes, cardiovascular
disease, and can even help prevent cancer.
For parents who have a hard time making their kids eat fruit,
try making smoothies. This is a fun way to ensure that your
child is getting all the nutrients they need.
Get your calcium rich foods
Examples of calcium-rich foods include dairy products like
milk and cheese, as well as yogurt, sardines and bok choy.
Calcium is great for your bones and teeth.
Dr. Ali Ghahary recommends a minimum of 30 minutes per day
In addition to healthy eating, Vancouver physician Dr. Ali
Ghahary also recommends that patients exercise regularly.
Exercise is not only great for weight loss and weight
management, but just like healthy eating it can also reduce
the risk of disease and improve heart health.
Remember, physical activity doesn’t have to be vigorous.
Taking 30 minute walks per day can be enough to
significantly improve your health.
For more information on healthy eating, visit Dr. Ali Ghahary’s
various websites and blogs below:
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