By P. Mehta, RD/ www.healthfulfilling.com
This morning, the U.S. Health and Human Services Dept (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines is a tool to help Americans improve their diet and lifestyle based on the best available science, and is updated every five years.
Here are the key recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are recommendations geared toward healthy Americans over the age of 2, and for people who are at a higher risk for developing chronic disease.
Balancing calories to manage weight–discusses the importance of calories in and calories out to help weight management.
Foods and food components to reduce–Discusses what foods, and parts of foods Americans need to decrease such as saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, and high sugar foods to name a few.
Foods and Nutrients To Increase–Discusses what foods Americans should eat more of like vegetables, fruits, fish, low fat dairy products, and whole grains.
Building Healthy Eating Patterns–Stresses the importance of establishing healthy eating habits.
To get more information on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, and detailed explanations of the key recommendations, visit:
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