Dietary Guidelines (from the latest medical journal)
The Feb 2016 JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) [February 2, 2016 Volume 315, Number 5] published a Dietary Guidelines for Americans (guess it’d be applicable to most). Below are the Key recommendations. You can click the above link to read the whole article, for more detailed additional information, you can read here.
Summary/ Key Recommendations of Dietary Guidelines:-
Follow a healthy eating pattern that accounts for all foods and beverages within an appropriate calorie level. A healthy eating pattern includes
- A variety of vegetables from all of the subgroups—dark green, red and orange, legumes (beans and peas), starchy, and other Fruits, especially whole fruits
- Grains, at least half of which are whole grains
- Fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and fortified soy beverages
- A variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), and nuts, seeds, and soy products
A healthy eating pattern limits saturated fats and trans fats, added sugars, and sodium.
Key recommendations that are quantitative are provided for several components of the diet of particular public health concern that should be limited.
- Consume less than 10% of calories per day from added sugars.
- Consume less than 10% of calories per day from saturated fats.
- Consume less than 2300 mg/d of sodium.
If alcohol is consumed, it should be consumed in moderation— up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men—and only by adults of legal drinking age.