July 8th, 2018
website is contradictory and the facts are not as clear as they should be.
"Grain products are the main way we get energy:"
Can you tell me since when?
Since Canada was colonized, surely.
Food Guide is hideously out-of-date and must be updated immediately. It's no wonder people are getting sick - parts of this flyer are just plain old bad advice. Someone please tell me what traditional country wheat exists?
UNhealthy recipe:Sweet and Sour Seal Stirfry
1/2 cup sugar? Who made up this recipe, McDonalds? Look at some real Chinese recipes. They use 1 tbsp at most because not everyone can handle more sugar than that.
Where is sugar on the Food Guide?
Answer: it isn't there.
So why is so much of it in a "Healthy" recipe? Stir fried seal sounds great, but how can you eat 1/2 cup of sugar everyday?
How long does it take eating 1/2 c of sugar before you get diabetes? Will it be when you're 60? 50? Maybe 40, if you like this UNhealthy seal stir-fry a lot.
We have to review how much sense it makes to combine traditional foods with untraditional foods. We expect to eat traditional food such as seal everyday. Sugar and exotic fruits are not everyday foods. This recipe is not practical.
Overall, this food guide is fraught with untraditional foods. Sugar, wheat, even oranges. Who doesn't love an orange? Well oranges aren't nearly as unhealthy as wheat and sugar are, but they are not always the most convenient fruit. Hey, Nunavut Dept. of Health, how many people in Nunavut have enough oranges that they can make a seal stir fry everyday? Has anyone ever made it?
We wouldn't be able to eat most of these recipes. In fact, they don't seem much healthier than fast food; a can is in almost every recipe(Just add 1 can (10 oz) condensed tomato soup, 1 can (12 oz)evaporated milk).
Hang on, Dept of Health, weren't you going on about how bad butter is, and now you are recommended processed and canned dairy products? Wanna remind us what's so unhealthy about butter again?
Some like to say it clogs arteries. We have new information now. According to Dr Lustig, animal fats have no impact whatsoever on heart disease.
The "healthy" recipes we can't eat are: Creamy Noodles with beef,Sweet and Sour Seal Stirfry,Basic Muffins,Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole,Speedy Pan Rolls,Hearty Chili,Tea biscuits.
That's 7 recipes out of 12 we wouldn't dare touch even if Grandma made it on the 2015-2016 list alone.
Another recipe (Hearty
Chili) uses many cans of food, high in sugar content. Again, ask yourself, is it traditional diet to eat sugar? How long before we get diabetes?
The recipe calls for: 1 can (14 oz)beans in tomato sauce,1 can (19 oz), kidney beans, 1 can (12 oz)corn. More starch, carbs and sugar where it isn't needed.
It's not only not economical to buy canned beans instead of dry, it's unhealthy.
This "Tea Biscuits" baked goods recipe calls for "1 cup oil (or melted margarine)".
Excuse me, margarine recommended by the Dept of Health? Have you read what hydrogenated fats do to your endoplasmic reticulum membrane? It make the strings stiff and unable to catch passing nutrients, on every cell in our bodies. In other words, your body is less able to absorb nutrients. This has a cumulative effect, it worsens with age.
Suggested recipe themes for the 2018 recipe series: traditional food, contemporary and traditional food (with healthy new-world foods), On-the-land food (free or cheap local foods). Let's hope the 2018 recipe list is much better than the 2015-2016 one. In fact, let's delete the list now and pretend it never happened. 2012-2013 was almost practical. Some of the titles even made my tummy rumble. After looking at the 2015-2016 list, I ask, what happened?
Lustig explains how simple carbs contribute to chronic disease.
This "Cheesy Baked Omelette" recipe is an excellent recipe. However, The picture does not reflect the wholesome, healthy ingredients used. Surrounding the Omelette, in the center of the picture, is processed wheat simple carb, empty-calories bread. It's almost the feature in this picture. There's more of this "bread" sponge substance as there is Omelette in this picture. I can barely even see the omelette.
This recipe, "Chicken with Rice and Peas" provided temporary relief, for a moment. Recipe looks good, moderately healthy, maybe a bit too much simple carb rice but everything else looks perfectly okay. Even the picture has got it right this time!
Hang on, what's that text in small letters above the picture? "Served with canned peaches". Suddenly the relief has faded; like I said, it was only temporary.
Let's take a look at how much sugar is in canned peaches. A 1-cup serving of peaches in heavy syrup contains 160 calories and 32.55 grams of sugar. Opt for peaches canned in light syrup, and you will decrease the calories to 136, but you will increase the sugar content to 33.26 grams per 1-cup serving.Aug 14, 2011
Question to Dept of Health: Would you put candy on the Food Guide for your people?
Perhaps you would answer "no". We should hope so, while claiming to be healthy and all. But then, why would you then prescribe a food so high in sugar?
Pizza. With 2 and 1/2 cups of processed, simple carbs.
Update Nov 1, 2018
The Heavy Toll of Empty Calories: Nutrition as a Focus for Inuit Health
Lustig heart disease
NIH Endoplasmic Reticulum Membrane and Dietary Fats
Sugar in Peaches | https://www.livestrong.com/article/518457-sugar-in-peaches/