Tips from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010

Apr 21, 2011 Published under Health, KIND Snacks

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 edition was recently issued, bearing valuable advice for all.  As we well know, those who stick to a balanced diet and regimented exercise habit maintain their weight, reduce their risk of chronic illness, and enjoy overall health.  This guide is useful in mapping out those strategies and finding ways to stick to them.

The two persistent bits of advice throughout the Dietary Guidelines are:

- Stick to a balanced calorie intake to achieve and maintain a healthy weight

- Consume Nutrient Dense Foods and Beverages, and do not waste calories on fats, added sugars and refined grains.

The guide goes on further to recommend which foods to reduce, as well as which to seek out: The less sodium, saturated fatty acids, dietary cholesterol, solid fats and sugars, refine grains, and alcohol consumed, the better; the more dark green vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat free or low-fat dairy products, proteins, and instances of seafood in place of meat, oil in place of solid fats, potassium, calcium and vitamin D, the better.  Of course, all of the above are only beneficial when in moderation.


Spotted by Daniel Lubetzky, redacted by Adeena Schlussel.

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