Tag Archives: Nutrition Month

MYTH 21: “Multi-grain” is the same as “whole grain.”

THE TRUTH Multi-grain isn’t always whole grain. Multi-grain products include different grains, but they may not be whole. You’ll get the greatest health benefits from eating whole grains. To make sure a food is made with whole grains, look on … Continue reading

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MYTH 17: Cows’ milk is only good for baby cows, not humans.

THE TRUTH Cows’ milk is not just good for baby cows. Around the world, humans enjoy health benefits from the many essential nutrients found in milk. Milk is one of the richest natural food sources of calcium and, in Canada, … Continue reading

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MYTH 16: Cows’ milk is full of hormones and antibiotics.

THE TRUTH Not true! Canadian milk meets strict government standards so it’s safe and healthy. Canadian dairy farmers give their cows the best diet and health care so they produce quality milk naturally. Growth hormones to stimulate milk production are … Continue reading

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MYTH 15: Local vegetables and fruits are always more nutritious.

THE TRUTH Fresh produce tastes great, but there are many factors that affect its nutritional value. Crop variety, growing conditions, ripeness, storage, processing, handling and transport all affect the nutrition of vegetables and fruits. Produce grown closer to home, picked … Continue reading

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MYTH 12: Healthy food costs too much.

THE TRUTH How much food costs is an important issue for many Canadians. With some planning and wise choices, you can create tasty, healthy and affordable meals. To get the most value, choose foods that are big on nutrients and … Continue reading

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MYTH 8: Sea salt is natural so it’s better for you than table salt.

THE TRUTH Sea salt, just like kosher and gourmet salt, has about the same amount of sodium as table salt. It is not a healthier choice. Too much sodium can be harmful to your health. The differences between sea salt … Continue reading

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MYTH 7: Everyone should eat a gluten-free diet.

THE TRUTH A gluten-free diet is the only healthy way of eating for people with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity,14 but it’s not necessary for everyone else. Gluten is a type of protein found in grains like wheat, barley … Continue reading

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