Friday, February 4, 2011

New Dietary Guidelines: Get off your SoFAS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released new Dietary Guidelines on January 31, 2011. One of the main themes is to "Get off our SoFAS" (get moving and stay away from Solid Fats and Added Sugars). For Americans, that may change many of our meals. No more morning Lattes (fancy milkshakes) and pastries. No more fast food after a long day at work. It's back to the basics. Lean proteins and fruits and vegetables.
Recommendations Include:

  • Consume more seafood (at least 8 ounces per week)

  • Consume more fruits and vegetables

  • Consume more fiber

  • Lower sodium intake

  • Maintain plenty of potassium and Vitamin D

  • Avoid fast foods

  • Avoid sugary drinks

  • Eat/Drink more nonfat or low fat dairy products

  • Replace high fat meals with lean meats

Lets get moving and get off our SoFAS.

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