Daily Deals Link

US Government Releases New Dietary Guidelines

The newly released 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans reveals the latest recommendations for what should and shouldn’t be on your dinner plate. The guidelines are updated and published every five years to reflect current scientific knowledge in the fields of food, diet, and health. These new recommendations stand to influence the diets of millions of Americans, primarily because they help shape US food assistance programs, such as the USDA's National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, which together feed more than 30 million children each day. The guidelines also help form the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, which has about eight million beneficiaries. However, other Americans may also want to take note of the guidelines, as more than two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of kids are overweight or obese in the US, and an estimated 117 million adults have preventable chronic diseases—many of which are related to poor eating patterns and physical inactivity. Here are some highlights from the new guidelines:

  • Limit sugar to 10 percent of daily calorie intake. That’s about 12 teaspoons of sugar in a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Research has linked high sugar intake to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, even in people who are not obese or overweight.
  • Males: Reduce intake of meat, chicken, and eggs. Many men and teen boys consume more than the recommended 26 ounces of animal protein per week. The guidelines suggest replacing these foods with other protein sources, such as nuts, seeds, and seafood.
  • Cholesterol restrictions eliminated. The new guidelines remove the previous recommendation that cholesterol be limited to no more than 300 milligrams per day; however, they still recommend eating “as little dietary cholesterol as possible” to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Limit sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day. Currently, the average sodium intake for Americans is 3,440 milligrams per day. There is evidence that higher sodium intake is related to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. This new guideline applies to people 14 years and older and includes age appropriate limits for younger children with lower daily calorie intakes.

Source: 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Copyright © 2020 TraceGains, Inc. All rights reserved.

Learn more about TraceGains, the company.

Blog
Facebook
YouTube
Twitter
Pintrest
Shop Ortho Molecular
Metagenics
Pure Encapsulations
Diamond Formulations
Douglas Laboratories
Designs For Health
Thorne Research
Integrative Therapeutics
Neuro Science
Vital Nutrients
Bezwecken
Progressive Labs
Allergy Research Group
Designs For Health
Nutra BioGenesis
DaVinci Laboratories
Genestra Brands
See All Brands
Click for the BBB Business Review of this Vitamins & Food Supplements in Sarasota FL
Alert Site

*Our FREE SHIPPING (includes all US addresses, US territories and US Military addresses, including AK, HI, PR, and VI) is generally sent Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, via priority mail or first class mail from the US Postal Service or UPS Ground, at our discretion. Shipping transit times are generally between 2-7 business days, excluding holidays. We reserve the right to charge a shipping fee if an alternative method is requested. Learn more at the at the Shipping Information page..

Please Note: Professional Supplement Center assumes no risk or liability for your use or misuse of information contained on this website. Health related and label information change frequently, and while every attempt has been made to ensure that the content on this site is accurate, product infomation changes are subject to change without notice. Additionally, to comply with our return policy, the label should be reviewed prior to opening a product. You should always check with a healthcare practitioner before taking any supplements.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.
This site is not owned or operated by either Metagenics, Inc. or NeuroScience Inc.
Douglas Laboratories' logo, text, graphics, and photo images are the property of HVL LLC dba Douglas Laboratories and are used with permissions. Copyright © 2020.
Pure Encapsulations' logo, text, graphics, and photo images are the property of Pure Encapsulations, Inc. and are used with permissions. Copyright © 2020.

© Copyright 2020 Professional Supplement Center, LLC, 5441 Palmer Crossing Circle, Sarasota, FL 34233. All rights reserved. Local time is 7/15/2020 5:12:57 AM.