5 Good Takeaways from the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

healthy dietary choicesAlthough The Physicians Committee believes that the newly released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans should be retracted and reworked to delete dairy promotion, avoid equating “protein” with meat, and increase emphasis on plant-based foods, there are a few recommendations in the guidelines that Americans should follow to help promote good health.

1. Dietary Guidelines:

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Dietary Guidelines Recommendation for Dairy Increases Cancer Risk

dietary-guidelines-dairyResearch shows that three servings of milk a day can increase breast cancer risk by up to 80% and risk of death from prostate cancer by 141%.

But the Dietary Guidelines currently recommend up to three servings of dairy a day. It’s time for the upcoming 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to indicate that dairy is unnecessary. Continue reading “Dietary Guidelines Recommendation for Dairy Increases Cancer Risk”

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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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Keep Low-Carb Diets Out of Dietary Guidelines for Americans

dietary guidelines aPhysicians Committee dietitian Minh Nguyen, MS, RD, was in Houston on January 24 to warn the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) about the dangers of recommending low-carb diets in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The DGAC is working on a scientific report that will shape the upcoming Dietary Guidelines, which are scheduled to be released in late 2020 or early 2021.

In July, Susan Levin, MS, RD, director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee, testified before the DGAC. She recommended that the Dietary Guidelines ditch the dairy to help Americans fight heart disease, cancer and lactose intolerance. Continue reading “Keep Low-Carb Diets Out of Dietary Guidelines for Americans”

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