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NewsCAP: New U.S. dietary guidelines focus on healthy eating patterns and exercise

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: April 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 4 - p 14
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000482127.61737.c3
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New U.S. dietary guidelines focus on healthy eating patterns and exercise. The latest five-year update of the U.S. dietary guidelines instructs consumers to get less than 10% of their daily calories from added sugars and less than 10% from saturated fats and to consume less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day. The updated guidelines also recommend a shift in eating habits that focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products (milk, yogurt, and cheese), lean meats, seafood, eggs, and soy products. Recommended oils are canola, corn, and olive oil, as well as nut oils; daily alcohol intake should be limited. The update also emphasizes meeting physical activity guidelines. Full guidelines are available at http://1.usa.gov/1QGGQMF.

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