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Canadians are heavier now than ever before. The prevalence of overweight individuals and obesity has increased markedly in the past two decades. Changes in dietary and fitness habits, such as over-consumption and an increased sedentary lifestyle, have significantly contributed to the weight-gain epidemic.

Canadian adults do not get enough fibre. Women should aim for about 25 grams of fibre per day while men should aim for approximately 38 grams per day. Achieve this by eating plenty of plant foods - 5 or more servings of whole-grain products and 5 or more servings of vegetables and fruit each day. As your increase your fibre choices, drink lots of fluids.

 
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