Teens Should Have 2-3 Servings

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1. A male teen should have 7 servings of grain products everyday. This could consist of products such as; cereals, porridge, bread, and bagels. In order to maximize the health benefits, we should select products made with whole grains.
2. A female teen should have 3-4 servings of milk products per day. This can come in the form of milk added to a bowl of cereal, a serving of yogurt, kefir or cheeses. For those who need or want to minimize lactose in their diets, choose items based on soy, or nuts such as almonds.
3. You should have 2-3 servings of unsaturated fats everyday. This can easily be achieved through the use of vegetable oils such as canola, olive or soybean. When choosing salad dressings besides checking to see what oil is the basis, choose products lowest in saturated fats, and try to avoid trans fats completely.
4. 1 cup of raw leafy greens is a single serving. If eating spinach, kale or other leafy …show more content…

By following the guidelines in the Canada Food Guide, we are more likely to receive all the various vitamins, minerals and calories we need for a healthy life. The guidelines also help minimize those things we should minimize in our diets, such as sodium, sugar, fats, and trans fats, while ensuring we get a good serving of necessary dietary requirements for fibre, and trace minerals.
7. When we are thirsty we should choose water. It has zero calories, and no sugars, so doesn’t promote us wanting more sugar in our diet. Unlike coffee, or tea, water isn’t a diuretic. We need approximately 2 liters of water per day, to allow our bodies to function optimally, with more required when exercising, going heavy work, or the temperature causes us to sweat.
8. Serving sizes help us meet the minimum nutrition requirements for a healthy lifestyle, regardless of who we are, or what stage of life we are at. Knowing the correct size to be counted, can be illustrated by bananas, one small banana, about 4” long has less then half the volume of a large banana of 7” in

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