2010 Dietary Guidelines Take a New Look!

Published:March 22nd, 2011

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines released by the United States Department of Health and Human Resources has a new look! Unlike, the previous guidelines released in the past few years, this new set of guidelines has a more easy-to-comprehend feel. Want to know the highlights in this new set of dietary guidelines?

  • High nutrient density, energy-balanced, well-proportioned diet.
  • More emphasis on the daily intake of plant based foods such asĀ  fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fibers.
  • Increase in the intake of seafoods.
  • Promotion in low-fat, trans-fat free food intake.
  • Avoidance of foods with empty calories such as alcohol beverages, sweet drinks and regular sodas.
  • Moderation of salt intake.
  • Vitamin supplementation for women belonging to the child-bearing age group, pregnant patients and elderly individuals.

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