Canadians consume red and prepared meat well within Canada’s Food Guide recommendations, and are knowledgeable about the essential nutrients that meat provides.
Canadian Community Health Survey (Statistics Canada) 2017
Nutrition – Meat consumption in Canada…
Meat consumption in Canada is similar to that found in Mediterranean countries, places where diets are widely recognized as being amongst the healthiest worldwide
Nutrition – Facts
of cooked fresh meat, such as beef, pork, lamb
and veal, a day – that’s about half the size of
the palm of your hand.
2017 of 1,000 plus Canadians found that
of respondents reported to eat three
or less servings of red meat a week.
Nutrition – Food Guide
Nutrition – Did you know…
Did you know that red meat is a superfood?
The nutrients in meat strengthen the immune system, contribute to the formation of red blood cells, hormones, and muscle tissue, and ensure proper functioning of the nervous system. These nutrients also impact our senses of taste and smell, benefit our thyroids, and support antioxidant production
Nutrition – Encouragingly, 3 out of 4 … 1
|Encouragingly, 3 out of 4 respondents understand the important role that red meat plays in getting essential nutrients for health.|
Nutrition – Encouragingly, 3 out of 4 … 2
|There is no conclusive link between meat consumption and colon cancer. Some research has shown weak associations between over consumption of meat and colon cancer. However, no one food, including meat and prepared meat, has ever been found to have a cause and effect relationship with cancer. The best advice to improve all aspects of your health is to eat a healthy, balanced diet, which includes lean meat, maintain a healthy weight, be physically active and of course, don’t smoke.|