Virtually everyone understands the truth of this maxim: a balanced diet is one of the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle – along with regular exercise, a positive outlook and a good night’s sleep.
Busy moms in particular face the challenge of creating appealing meals, day in and day out, that are nutritious and great tasting and everyone in the family will enjoy.
And that’s where we can help.
Protein is a necessary component in a balanced diet, essential for cell growth and the maintenance of the immune system. Fish and chicken are excellent sources of protein and at Janes we ensure that it is also delicious.
Carbohydrates are an important source of energy, typically found in grain products, like breads, pastas and cereals, as well as potatoes and beans.
Fat is also – perhaps surprisingly – another necessary part of a balanced diet as an energy source, an ‘insulator’ within the body, and a carrier of certain vitamins (A, D, E and K), which are only soluble in fat. But as many are now aware, fat comes in different forms, some better for us than others. Trans fats and saturated fats have been linked to poor heart health while Omega 3, typically found in cold-water fish, soya, seeds, walnuts and leafy green vegetables, is good for the heart and circulatory system.
Let Janes be your healthy meal-planning partner, as our chicken and fish products are free of trans fats, low in saturated fats and most of our products have no hydrogenated oils, no artificial flavours and serve as a source of Omega 3.
Check out the nutritional information outlined on our packages and in the “Our product” section of our website to learn how our foods can form the basis of balanced meals – and a healthy, wholesome diet.
You can also access the following site for healthy food counsel:
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
Check out Canada’s Food Guide for more information, http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php