Every five years, you can expect to see the new Dietary Guidelines that are released from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. Many health and industry related professionals rely heavily on these guidelines for nutritional direction. While the American diet is continuously evolving, so does the focus of these guidelines.
The Dietary Guidelines are guidelines that provide a framework for people with different backgrounds, traditions, beliefs and preferences with the ability to customize their diet.
These guidelines include:
- following a healthy diet pattern
- leaning towards nutrient-dense food and beverages
- staying within calorie limits
More specifically, the latest recommendations for adults is to:
- limit added sugars
- limit saturated fat
- limit sodium intake
- limit alcoholic beverages
- limit dairy intake
Americans are also being warned about red and processed meat intake, particularly bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts as it can put you at a higher risk for diseases.
Please consult with Dr. Guzman before making any changes to your diet. The Dietary Guidelines are provided to Americans to live a healthier lifestyle and to feel your best but are customizable to each situation. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our office at 213-385-9912 or click schedule an appointment on the top right side.