Canada's food guide says eat more plant-based food

Canada's latest food guidance suggests eating more plant-based food and reducing sodium, sugar and saturated fat intake.

Canada's food guide says people should focus on eating whole grain foods such as quinoa, wild rice, whole grain pasta; vegetables and fruits such as: apples, carrots and broccoli and

protein foods such as legumes, lean meats and lower fat yogurt.

Before this week the guide hadn't been updated since 2007.

Dr Hasan Hutchinson, director general of Health Canada's office of nutrition policy and promotion said:

"We were very clear that when we were looking at the evidence base that we were not going to be using reports that have been funded by industry as well."

As the BBC has pointed out, milk is one of the main exclusions from the report.

You can read Canada's food guide HERE.

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