Canada’s Food Guide has been in existence for over 76 years with its origin in World War II to address wartime rations and poverty. In 1938, the federal government of Canada appointed “a group of scientists, medical experts, and welfare workers” called the Canadian Council of Nutrition to develop the Dietary Standard for Canada that […]
What Are Nutritional Charts & Why Do We Need Them?
What does the phrase “nutritional chart” actually mean? A nutritional chart is a table or graphic that shows the nutrients that are present in a particular food. Additionally, it displays the number of calories, carbs, fats, and proteins that are present in each serving of food. One can use the chart to compare and contrast […]
What are superfoods and how to identify a superfood?
Superfood is a term used to describe foods that are extremely nutritious, rich in vitamins and minerals, low in fat, high in protein and fiber, and have significant anti-cancer properties. These foods are often referred to as “superfoods” because they provide essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients which help to keep the body healthy. The […]
Nutrition and Nutritional Science
Nutrition is one of the major fields in biology and medicine. It includes knowledge of metabolism, diet, and digestion. It also involves understanding the relationship between nutrition and health. This includes obesity, diabetes, malnutrition and many other diseases. It is important to get the right amount of nutrients in your body because they are essential […]