Apparently the nutritional guidelines put out by the government are like the software you use for work — just as you get used to something, a new version is produced and you have to adjust.
The 2015 guidelines were released this past January, and while there weren’t any major changes (drinking several glasses of red wine per day is STILL not advised, even if you’re a parent), there were a few additions to clarify limits on several types of foods that can negatively affect your health when consumed in large quantities. Read on to get the latest USDA advice on added sugar, sodium, saturated fats and cholesterol…
The new nutrition guidelines: What you need to know
with advice from Anna Dark
Every few years, the Departments of Agriculture and of Health and Human Services analyze their nutritional recommendations and release a new set of guidelines. If you don’t feel like reading through the three chapters and 14 appendices of the latest release, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, nutritionist and personal trainer Anna Dark will take you through the latest changes and updates.
Anna, who works at the Take Charge Fitness Program (a wellness program at Clinton Physical Therapy Center, a Physiquality member in Tennessee), says there are three big recommendations that have been added to this edition: