At Stonemill Bakehouse, we’re dedicated to health and
wellness. Our goal is to inspire you to live and feel your
best - whether you’re doing a yoga class, out on a morning
jog, or simply enjoying a delicious, wholesome meal with
friends and family.
We’re proud to offer a selection of unique packaged breads that are:
- made with whole grains and/or sprouted grains
- made with 100% natural ingredients - with no preservatives and additives
- low in fat and sodium
- high in fibre
- loaded with seeds for nutrition, taste, and texture
- available in smaller loaves and slices, which are ideal for portion control and smaller households
And there’s more than just good nutrition in Stonemill Bakehouse breads. For over 100 years, Stonemill Bakehouse has stayed true to artisan traditions, using unhurried baking methods to make healthy and wholesome breads - unlike any other bread you’ve tasted.
Top 10 Tips for Eating and Living Well
Canada’s Food Guide gives advice on the amount and type of food to eat for overall health and vitality. Here are 10 tips from the Food Guide.
- Enjoy a variety of foods every day from the four food groups.
- Choose foods prepared with little or no added fat, sugar, or salt.
- Choose one dark green and one orange vegetable every day.
- Make half your grains whole grain.
- Choose lower fat milk products.
- Eat fish at least twice a week.
- Add some healthy fats.
- Quench your thirst with water.
- Take supplements if you need them.
- Be active every day!
- Enjoy a variety of foods every day from the four food groups. Follow Canada’s Food Guide to meet your needs for vitamins and minerals, and to reduce your chances of developing health problems such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
- Choose foods prepared with little or no added fat, sugar, or salt. Be adventurous when cooking and use fresh herbs, citrus juices, and flavoured vinegars to season your food.
- Choose one dark green and one orange vegetable every day. All vegetables are healthy, nutritious and full of disease-fighting antioxidants, especially the colourful ones! Dark green vegetables are key sources of folate, which aids in red blood cell formation. Orange vegetables are important for carotenoids (such as beta-carotene) which change to vitamin A in the body and help with night vision. Try broccoli in a stir-fry, arugula in your sandwich, and spinach in a salad. Snack on carrots, make a butternut squash soup, and try baked sweet potato wedges.
- Make half your grains whole grain. Whole grains offer more vitamins and minerals than refined grains. Learn more about whole grains and their health benefits. Choose whole grain breads, cereals, and crackers. Look for foods and recipes that use brown rice, barley, quinoa, and other whole grains.
- Choose lower fat milk products. Drink two cups (500 mL) of skim, 1%, or 2% milk every day for calcium and vitamin D. If you don’t drink milk, have fortified soy beverage. Rice, almond, and other plant beverages may be fortified with calcium and vitamin D, but they do not contain any protein and aren’t a true substitute for milk.
- Eat fish at least twice a week. Salmon, rainbow trout, sardines, and mackerel are some of the best sources of the heart healthy omega-3 fats. Try having more meatless meals too, using beans, peas, lentils, tofu, nuts, and seeds. Enjoy lean cuts of meat and poultry.
- Add some healthy fats. We need to eat some fats for good health, but some fats are definitely better than others. Canada’s Food Guide recommends including a small amount (2 to 3 tbsp or 30 to 45 mL) of unsaturated fat every day from foods such as vegetable oils, soft margarines, salad dressings, and mayonnaise. These fats are considered heart healthy. Limit your use of saturated and trans fats such as butter, hard margarine, lard, and shortening, and avoid eating foods that contain trans fats.
- Quench your thirst with water. Calories from beverages can quickly add up without your being aware of it. Drink water as a calorie-free way to satisfy your thirst. Add fresh slices of lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit or cucumber to boost the flavour.
- Take supplements if you need them. If you are over the age of 50, or are pregnant, you will need to take extra vitamin and mineral supplements. Talk to a registered dietitian to see how much you need. Find a dietitian in your area, at Dietitians of Canada.
- Be active every day! Get off the bus one stop early and walk the rest of the way home. Cycle to work. Play a game of basketball or tennis with the kids. Find ways to build in activity every day to help beat stress and keep your body strong and fit. Every little bit counts!