New Dietary Guidelines For Americans Limit Sugar And Salt

Posted: Jan 8 2016, 8:02am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Limit Sugar and Salt
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  • Dietary Guidelines for US citizens give a new meaning to healthy food

The US government has added and deducted some important food items to the healthy diet in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Sugar is bad while egg is good.

The dietary guidelines issued by any government is a regimen of the diet plans that have been developed after looking at the health statistics, disease quality and rate, research and experts giving their advice. Food is the simplest way to be cautious against the humanly fight against disease.

The US government recently released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which had a lot of healthy additions, some deductions and limitations that health experts gave thumbs up for and some changes that are not really approved by doctors and experts.

The diet has stipulated the average calorie count per day at 2,000 calories. These 2,000 calories will also depend on the quality of consumption. The two things that the guidelines have pointed out are the consumption of sugar and salt.

Both have been limited in the per day diet. Processed sugar has been limited to 5 grams while salt has been limited to 2,300 milligrams per day. That is very less and we usually tend to consume both these things unknowingly.

Processed sugars are especially hard to spot as they are added in processed food in so many other forms such as fructose, sucrose and additives. Experts are urging people to check labels before they consume packed products.

The cholesterol control diet has been thrown into a frenzy as the 300 milligram per day limitation has been lifted. Experts are critical of this measure saying that cholesterol is one of the main reasons for obesity, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

The government had given out guidelines to use more eggs but in moderation. The guidelines have stated that instead of consuming saturated fats, people should concentrate more on consuming healthy fats such as Omega 3 and trans-fat in nut oils.

Furthermore, the use of meat, with preference to lean meat and seafood has been stipulated. Experts are worried that guidelines do not say anywhere not to consume red meat that is what men and young boys usually do. These meats pose a real threat among diabetic patients and cholesterol patients.

Alcohol consumption and coffee consumption has not been red flagged. The guidelines say that both should be used in moderation and consumed responsibly. 5 cups a day coffee and 1 glass for women and 2 glasses of alcohol for men had been recommended. Furthermore, fruits and vegetables have been given more space in the guidelines.

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