Friday, January 14, 2005

U.S. Government Revamps Dietary Guidelines

This week the U.S. Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed their revamped guidelines for how Americans should eat to attain optimum health. Most notable about this five-year revision is that the number of recommended servings of fruits and vegetables has nearly doubled -- up to nine daily servings from five. There are also stricter warnings to eat less salt, sugar and hydrogenated fats. And there's more distinction made between whole and processed grains, with individuals urged to eat at least 3 ounces of whole grains daily.


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