Courtesy of My Sun Coast
The new FDA Dietary Guidelines may have your head spinning and may even compel you to rethink some of the foods you thought nutritious.
Recommendations include consuming less than the recommended 10 percent of calories per day from added sugar. There are changes to salt intake explained Registered Dietitian, Szilvia Kovacs, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., of Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
“Twenty three hundred milligrams of sodium is the suggested amount for the day. One of those small salt packets that you might use at a restaurant or a food stop is about two hundred and ninety milligrams of sodium per packet.”
“Cutting things like bacon and margarine consumption may help you achieve the less than ten percent of calories from saturated fat,” said Kovacs. And, they basically just started to focus less on meats and they just made a general statement that the consumption of red meats and processed meats should be decreased, and people should consume more seafood on a daily basis.”
Kovacs cautioned, the lean cuisine dinners, the Jenny Craig dinners, even some of the weight watchers dinners, might be actually higher in the sodium content so people would have to watch those.
People concluded Kovacs should really start focusing on eating their vegetables, their fruits, their whole grains, seafood, nuts and legumes and as long as intake focuses on those food groups you will probably stay within those guidelines.
Original Article courtesy of Alix Redmonde
Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties.
She is the owner and founder of I Live Well Nutrition her Dietitian practice which started in 2007 and serves clients in the Austin, Texas area in two locations. Fearless Practitioners, the division of her business that offers training to dietitians and wellness professionals.