|Healthy eating is about personal choice. Many are choosing a healthier lifestyle and, in turn, are complimenting that
lifestyle change with healthier meal and snack choices. Many companies are offering healthy alternatives to their product lines
that incorporate the latest health trends such as lower fat contents, higher fibre, low carbohydrates, and increased vitamins and health benefits.
With an increased amount of choice, it makes shopping for our food much more complex than it use to be.
A healthy diet includes all foods. Variety is important because no one food can provide all the nutrients the body needs for optimal health. Try new foods to tantalize your taste buds and vary your nutrient intake. In Nova Scotia, we are extremely fortunate to have a vast number of fresh products grown, harvested, and produced in our province, including many organic alternatives. For healthy eating, using fresh seasonal ingredients, look for labels and promotions in your local supermarkets that are featuring local products and visit your local farmers markets. You will notice the difference in taste and quality when you chose products that are fresh.
For more information on how you can make healthier food choices, please visit the following helpful websites:
Seafood and Health: Sorting Fact from Fiction (AAFC)
Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Found in Fish (CBC)
Benefits of Seafood During Pregnancy (NFI)
Canada's Food Guide (Health Canada)
NS Health Promotion
Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition
For healthy meal suggestions, be sure to check out our recipes.
We are working to provide recipes that feature Nova Scotia fish products.
And, remember, food should be fun, enjoy!
Recipes and Tips