So, it's fresh and new and different, not to mention controversial.  Canada's Food Guide has folks talking from coast to coast.

A number of people are throwing up red flags from cattlemen to dairy and pork producers.  The new guide suggests we should be eating more plant-based foods and drink more water.  It sounds reasonable to me.

Some critics call the guide too simplistic, pointing to different ethnicities and their cultures and some of their specific needs - scientifically proven needs.

The new food guide comes with visuals that include a recommended plate for an average meal.  It has a half plate of veggies and fruit, a quarter of the plate includes whole grains and the other quarter features lean proteins.

You know, I've heard a lot of advice about diet over the years.  The best was probably from an old friend who told me we need to "eat to live, not live to eat."

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