Heart&Stroke Health Check™ is a food information program with nutrient standards based on Canada's Food Guide. The Health Check symbol can help you choose foods in grocery stores and restaurants that can be part of a healthy diet. Each food product and restaurant dish in the Health Check program is evaluated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation's registered dietitians on the basis of fat, sodium, fibre and sugar as well as protein, vitamins and minerals, depending on the item. All participating food manufacturers and restaurateurs must meet these nutrient standards in order to display the Heart&Stroke Health Check symbol. Here are the nutrient standards for fibre.
Nutrition experts would like to see all of us bulk up – and they're not just talking about our muscles. No, they're talking about fibre. According to Carol Dombrow, the Heart and Stroke Foundation's registered dietitian for Health Check, Canadians consume only about half of the fibre they require each day – only about 15 grams of the recommended 21 to 38 grams. That may be because Canadians are not having the required 5 to 10 vegetables and fruit a day and eating too many refined foods made with white flour – a wheat flour that has been stripped of most of its fibre.
Heart&Stroke Health Check nutrient standards for fibre
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