USDA Says Cut Saturated Fat – But Works With Program to Push Cheese

cheeseScientists working for Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), an organization with U.S. Department of Agriculture oversight, have partnered with Taco Bell to introduce a Grilled Cheese Burrito to get Americans to eat more artery-clogging cheese.

That’s a problem. It’s at odds with the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend limiting saturated fat, noting that “the main sources of saturated fats in the U.S. diet include mixed dishes containing cheese…” Continue reading “USDA Says Cut Saturated Fat – But Works With Program to Push Cheese”

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Cut Out Saturated Fats for a Healthy Heart

olive oil 2Cut the saturated fats from your diet to keep your heart healthy. That was one of the key recommendations the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee had last week for the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. But the Dietary Guidelines need to clearly indicate that the best way to do that is to stop eating meat and dairy products, which are the leading sources of saturated fat in the American diet. Continue reading “Cut Out Saturated Fats for a Healthy Heart”

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Seven Reasons to Keep Saturated Fat Off Your Plate

saturated fatGuest blog by by Meghan Jardine, M.S., M.B.A., R.D., L.D., C.D.E.

Dangerous and confusing misinformation is leading many Americans to consume too much saturated fat, which is positively associated with heart disease – the No. 1 cause of death in America.

Here are seven reasons to keep foods high in saturated fat – such as butter, cheese, meat, chicken and eggs – off your plate.

1. A single meal high in saturated fat has an immediate effect on blood vessels, Continue reading “Seven Reasons to Keep Saturated Fat Off Your Plate”

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