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New US Dietary Guidelines

Hi to all!

Here's an interesting article I found today that I would like to share with you together with some comments; 

“The new Dietary Guidelines provide concrete action steps to help people live healthier, more physically active and longer lives," according to HHS Secretary Sebelius. 
Key Recommendations are the most important messages within the Guidelines in terms of their implications for improving public health and include guidelines such as:
  • Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) and further reduce intake to 1,500 mg among persons who are 51 and older and those of any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease. The 1,500 mg recommendation applies to about half of the U.S. population, including children, and the majority of adults.
    My comment:
    Try to always use natural un-refined sea salt - NOT artificially iodised.
  • Increase the amount and variety of seafood to 8 to 12 oz per week from a variety of sources and  consumed in place of some meat and poultry.
    My comment:
    be sure that the seafood you are eating is not coming from fish/seafood factories or polluted waters. If you have an history of excess acidity, be careful with the excess of seafood. In my opinion fish is also a good alternative to meat and poultry.
  • Replace protein foods that are higher in solid fats with choices that are lower in solid fats and calories and/or are sources of oils.
    My comment:
    this is a very generalist and interesting guideline :-))... this could mean don't eat junk food, don't eat to much meat, etc. etc... So, try to eat more vegetables,  whole grains, beans, fruit and natural vegetable oils
  • Use oils to replace solid fats where possible.
    My comment:
    always use organic first and cold pressure vegetable oils. Olive oil, sesame oil, linen oil, sun flower oil an nuts oil.. these are the best sources of essential nutrients to our health
  • Choose foods that provide more potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D, which are nutrients of concern in American diets. These foods include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and milk and milk products.
    My comment: be careful with the milk and milk products, don't forget that we are the only animal in nature that drinks milk when an adult and ... from another species, interesting that big and heavy animals like cows or horses only eat green leafs... and guess what - they don't have calcium deficiency. Be sure to have fresh green leaf vegetables, algae, nuts and don't forget to expose your skin to the sun which helps the vit. D metabolism. Look here for more info.

4 comentarios:

  1. Marco:
    The replacement of high fat content proteins is for LOW-fat content protein foods. Vegetables, grains, fruits, and vegetable oils are devoid of proteins; should you replace protein with them, you will be protein deficient. The goal is to replace filet mignon with chicken!

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  2. Hi Roy, thank you so much for your comment.
    As I've mentioned earlier I have a different perspective upon nutrition, I mean near to egg -vegetarianism and some sporadic fish. And twice a year chicken :-) or other kind of meat. You are right when you say that vegetables or fruits are not a considerable protein source, although whole grains and beans are a considerable source and with high "bio-availability" and quality vegetable protein.
    The goal, for me, is to replace meat with high quality vegetable proteins (e.j. quinoa, nuts, beans, tofu, tempeh, seitan, etc.), eggs and wild fish.

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  3. Hi Marco,

    Lots of great information. I'd also like to add pure coconut oil. I'm from Jamaica and I grew up on pure coconut oil and as I managed my own home would order the coconut oil from people who did the process manually. Then negative reports started surfacing in the 80's about coconut and high cholesterol. It's interesting that in 2011 the trend is reversing and now there are 'discoveries' about the value of coconut oil.

    Thanks for sharing the information and adding your perspective.

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  4. Hi Yvonne,

    You're right! There are so many episodes like the one you're mentioning... it's like here in Europe they are trying to limit more and more the access to natural remedies and therapies because people are using it and with good results.

    Coconut oil is indeed a great oil - Here's an interesting web-page talking about it: http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/
    Pure nut oil - ecological, first pressure in cold is also a remarkable good oil.

    Thanks for your post! Great value! I love to know always more...

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