Monday, January 31, 2011

New US Dietary Guidelines

The US Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments have just released the latest dietary guidelines, instructing about half the population to reduce daily sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams, or about a half a teaspoon of salt, a day.It's also pushing for a more plant-based diet loaded with vegetables, fruit and whole grains, and the reduction of sugar and refined grains in daily diets, including drinking more water instead of sugary drinks.

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