New Dietary Guidelines
On January 31st, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released and their main focus is to emphasize that reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity will lead to better health. Currently, more than two-thirds of adults and one-third of children are overweight or obese and ultimately the new guidelines will help to prevent diet-related chronic disease. Tips that are emphasized to incorporate in our everyday lives are:
- Avoiding oversized portions
- Drinking water instead of other beverages
- Consuming foods with less sodium
- Reducing caloric intake
- Increasing fresh fruits and vegetables
Be on the lookout for more consumer-friendly tools and advice which will be released within the next few months.