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The New 2015-2020 American Dietary Guidelines

As most of you have probably heard or read, the U.S. government recently came out with its 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines which are designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. The guidelines attempt to outline how people can improve their overall eating patterns and offer several recommendations on how to do this. Every 5 years since 1980, a new edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published to “help promote health and prevent chronic disease for current and future generations.” Its message has remained fairly consistent over the years, giving advice on the amounts of fats, protein, and carbohydrates (that includes sugar) we should be consuming. There was however some interesting new recommendations in this new publication that bear looking at. Read More