There is a new set of food guidelines being released today and most American’s aren’t following the plan for healthful eating- Here is a look at what is on the guideline…
Among the 23 key recommendations:
Consume fewer calories from solid fats and added sugars.
Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Choose a variety of vegetables, especially dark-green, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas.
Consume at least half of all grains as whole grains. Increase whole-grain intake by replacing refined grains with whole grains.
Increase the amounts of fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, such as milk, yogurt, cheese and fortified soy beverages.
Use oils to replace solid fats where possible.
Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams for many people and further reduce intake to 1,500 milligrams for people who are 51 and older and those of any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease.
Currently, people consume about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day or about 1½ teaspoons.
We eat too much sugar and too much fat and we are hurting ourselves.