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Highlights of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Every five years the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are released, so here are the highlights of the 2015-2020 DGA’s: Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan. Focus on variety, nutrient density, and amount. Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats and reduce sodium intake. Shift to healthier food and beverage choices. Support healthy…
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Tips for cutting your sodium intake

When a recent report from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention was released about sodium use by Americans, you may have been shocked by the findings. The average American gets much more sodium than is healthy mainly because of processed foods. According to the CDC, 77 percent of sodium intake comes from processed and…
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Be good to your heart

It’s American Heart Month, and when we think about “getting healthy” in the new year, a prime concern should be taking care of your heart. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, is the No. 1 killer of women and men in the United States, according to a 2014 report from…
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