The US government released its dietary guidelines this week. It
happens once every 5 years. The last version was in 2010. The highlights?
- Sugar continues to be the enemy. Sugar should only be 10% of your daily calories or less…and that’s not easy considering the average American diet.
- The limit on cholesterol has been removed – however, saturated fats should be avoided. Meaning, eggs are now an acceptable choice.
- Eating protein rich foods are important to maintain muscle mass as we age. However keep meats, especially processed ones, to a minimum.
- Fruits and vegetables are top priority – not only for health benefits, but for keeping you feeling full longer and increasing your fiber intake.
- Moderate levels of coffee, and wine, are ok and can have health benefits.
- Healthy fat is good.
- Keep the sodium in check.
- Choose from 3 healthy diets: American, Mediterranean & vegetarian.
- Find the balance that works for you.
Pop supports many of these principals – as they focus on a healthy eating pattern that is sustainable.
To read the full guidelines, click here.
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