CMHC Pulse Blog

Often while talking about diets, people are focused on how much protein, carbohydrate, and fat they should consume. “For protein, the evidence is clear that a decisive shift to more plant-sourced protein is ideal. Rich plant sources of protein include beans, whole grains, nuts, and tofu. Most people consume more protein than needed and can easily obtain more required from plant sources.” Dr. Devries added – “with regards to fat and carbs, rather than focusing on amounts, it is most helpful look at the quality rather than quantity.“
“With fats, cutting down on saturated fat is an important step, but the replacement is equally important and ideally includes foods with healthier fats like Omega-3s (like fish, walnuts, and flax) and monounsaturated fats (such as extra-virgin olive oil, avocado, and almonds). In contrast, replacing saturated fat with refined carbs–a historically common swap–yields no net benefit.“


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