Change in Dietary Guidelines for 2015

eggs + spinachFor years, we were told to stay away from eggs, butter, shrimp… well anything that was high in fat and contained cholesterol, to protect heart health and prevent heart disease.

In the past, the U.S. dietary guidelines advised people to eat less than 300 milligrams (mg) per day of cholesterol, even though research had shown that cholesterol levels in food did not have much to do with cholesterol levels in your body.

Well things are about to change in the dietary guidelines for 2015!

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), a panel under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is about to release their 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and they are recommending that limits on dietary cholesterol be removed. According to Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Dr. Steven Nissen, “It’s the right decision. We got the dietary guidelines wrong. They’ve been wrong for decades.” Continue reading “Change in Dietary Guidelines for 2015”

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