Is milk good for you in Canada

Canada: Milk banned from the food pyramid for good

Canada has revised its national dietary recommendations and is making one thing crystal clear: Plant foods are the key to a healthy diet! The North American state attracted attention several times in the past year with sustainability measures.

Milk - an obstacle to sustainable nutrition

Numerous nations cling convulsively to the category “milk and dairy products” and create the wrong image that this food category is essential for people. Health, ecological and animal ethical problems associated with milk consumption are mostly ignored. In Austria, too, 3 servings of milk (products) (!) Per day are still recommended. The needs of lactose intolerant and vegan people are not taken into account. Canada chooses a different route and bans the milk category from the dietary recommendations!

Canadian Food Plate - Plant Based Diet

The food pyramid has given way to a food plate. The Canadians should be able to see at a glance which foods should end up in abundance on the plate and in the stomach.

  • Vegetables and fruit: Half of the plate should be filled with a variety of fruits and vegetables. The more varied and colorful, the better.
  • Grain: A quarter of the plate is covered with bread, rice, pasta and other high-carbohydrate foods. Whole grain products are preferable.
  • Proteins: Protein-rich foods also take up a quarter of the plate. Occasional consumption of animal products is permitted according to Canada, but the focus should definitely be on plant-based protein sources. Chickpeas, beans, tofu, and nuts are highlighted as particularly healthy.

Image: Canadian Food Plate, Government of Canada

Canada - on the right course

With the revised dietary recommendations, Canada is taking an important step towards the sustainable development of the food system. Up to now, milk has played a major role in the dietary recommendations of western countries - Canada is now breaking with this tradition and wants to make vegetable protein sources palatable to its citizens, which play an important role in health and environmental protection!