Posts tagged kale

Reflecting on the last couple of years of being a dietetics student and pretending that someone asked me to pick one message to pass on I would automatically default to calcium. Despite the fact that I obviously view calcium as one of the most important nutrition messages, for some strange reason, I have not written anything about it! There was the one post two years ago on soymilk vs. cow’s milk but that hardly scratched the surface. So, let me finally explain why I think calcium is so important.

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Eat the Rainbow

According to the Canadian Food Guide the average adult female should be eating 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, while the average adult male should be eating 8-10. Even if you’re already hitting this mark, you may still be coming up short in the nutrient department. How could this be possible? Well, it’s probably because you’re getting the majority of your daily phytonutrients from the same few types of produce.

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