What recent changes have been made to the Dietary Guidelines?
- Cut back on animal protein. This is especially recommended for men and teen boys, largely because they are not consuming enough produce.
- Cut added sugars. The report recommends cutting sugar intake to 10% of your daily calorie intake. This means cutting added sugar from coffee and limiting sweets.
- No need to limit cholesterol. There is no longer a limit of 300 mg of cholesterol per day, but the report recommends looking at what foods are providing your cholesterol. Omelets and avocados are preferred to cheeseburgers and pizza.