What's New & What's Not: The Latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (from Hungry Girl website)
Last week, the U.S. government officially released NEW recommended dietary guidelines. What's different? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 aims to address an unhealthy population... which, let's face it, we ARE. Here are some specific changes since the '05 edition...
Up Your Seafood Intake - New evidence supports the fact that the health benefits outweigh the risks (like those associated with mercury). Aim to get 20 percent of your protein from seafood, about 8 oz. per week.
Specific Foods to Limit - Ditch these substantial sources of sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, trans fat, and added sugars. Top offenders include bread, butter, full-fat cheese, soda and energy drinks, fatty meats, and grain-based desserts (a.k.a. donuts, etc.).
Eating Behaviors to Avoid - Those with strong ties to obesity include excessive TV viewing, skipping breakfast, and eating fast food once or more each week.
What's the same? Control your portions, watch your sodium intake, fill your diet with fruits and veggies, and drink water instead of sugary drinks -- sounds pretty reasonable to us. Look for more out of HG Land in the coming weeks regarding the new guidelines...
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