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To reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer, it is recommended that Aboriginal people make healthy choices that blend traditional food and nutritious market food from the community store.
While the traditional food eaten by First Nations, Métis or Inuit may vary, some common foods include:
Vegetables, fruit, beans and nuts
Meat and Fish
Less calories and saturated fat
Improved weight control and heart health
Maintains healthy blood pressure
Promotes heart health
Helps wound healing
More vitamin A
Helps build strong bones
The Ministry of Natural Resources recommends that people do not eat the liver and kidney of game meat because of concern over high levels of the mineral, cadmium.
If you harvest an animal wearing an ear tag that contains the phone number, 1-866-514-2327, this animal was sedated in the past using veterinary drugs. Call that number to find out if it is safe to eat the meat.
Remember that there are guidelines for eating fish safely. You can find more about limiting mercury from fish at Health Canada and check out A Guide to Eating Ontario Sport Fish or call the Sport Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program with the Ministry of the Environment at 1-800-820-2716.
Souper Lunch with Rice and Beans
Chicken and Corn Chowder
Métis Cookbook and Guide to Healthy Living, National Aboriginal Health Organization
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide: First Nations, Inuit and Métis, Health Canada
NWT –Food Guide, Northwest Territories Health and Social Services
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