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Canada ’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating recommends Canadians eat two food guide servings of fish/seafood each week to take advantage of their many health benefits. However, it is estimated that Canadians only get 3-4 servings of seafood per month – less than half of what the Food Guide recommends. Are you getting enough? What’s So Healthy About Seafood?

Good fats? Fat is typically associated with obesity, heart disease and other ailments. Efforts to trim waistlines or become more heart-healthy, have led many people to cut down on the amount of fat in their diets. Most people now know that trans fat is bad for you, but not all fats deserve a bad rap.

Powerful Protein! Protein is an essential necessary part of a healthy diet. The amount of protein your body needs changes depending on your height, weight, age and activity level. Protein is found abundantly in seafood, meat, poultry, legumes, nuts, eggs, dairy and soy foods.

What makes Clover Leaf seafoods the ideal choice to meet your daily nutritional needs? It’s simple – they’re loaded with the nutrients you need, and low in the ones you don’t. Wondering what some of those might be? Here are a few of the basics: Proteins are the necessary building blocks for our muscle tissue.

What does your salt intake have to do with the health of your heart? The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s research indicates that the average Canadian consumes at least three teaspoons of salt every day - three times as much as the Foundation recommends! Ideally the Heart and Stoke Foundation would like Canadians to consume no more than 2300mg of sodium per day....

Vitamin D May Reduce Cancer Risk by Up to 50% Vitamin D has been a hot topic for researchers for many years. Recent studies show a positive link between Vitamin D and cancer risk reduction.

You can reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and cardiovascular disease. Your best defense is leading a healthy lifestyle: don’t smoke, stay physically active, eat nutritious foods and maintain a healthy weight. May sound a little overwhelming, but here’s a few tips that break it down into manageable pieces.

The Canadian Cancer Society states that research shows up to 30-35% of all cancers can be prevented by eating well, being active and managing a healthy weight.

What is Blood Cholesterol and Why Should We Lower it? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is made by the liver or found in animal based foods. While some cholesterol is essential for health, sometimes the body makes too much, or we make lifestyle choices that increase our blood cholesterol levels which elevate our risk of heart disease or stroke.

If you have high blood pressure, nutrition is one of the most important weapons in your arsenal to combat it. Below are the top ways nutrition packs a punch to lower your blood pressure: Slash Salt Canadians eat much more salt than required for health. Most of our salt comes from our intake of ready-to-eat processed/packed foods, eating out, canned foods, and condiments.