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#1 Old 01-07-2016, 12:28 PM
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U.S. releases new dietary guidelines: Not bad

The USDA and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services have released its 2015 Dietary Guidelines: http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/

The 2015 USDA "My Plate, My Wins" bulletin makes these recommendations: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/defau...MyWinsTips.pdf

1. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: Focus on whole fruits
2. Make half your grains whole grains
3. Move to low-fat or fat-free milk or yogurt
4. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: Vary your veggies
5. Vary your protein routine

Disappointingly, point #5 doesn't directly say, "Choose plant protein over animal protein".

Although the bulletin does recommend limiting saturated fat, it fails to discourage people from eating red meat and processed meats (considered carcinogenic by the American Cancer Society, the World Health Organization, and others).

The bulletin, surprisingly, directly tells people to avoid butter and sugary drinks.


I don't think people actually read the USDA's Dietary Guidelines, but these are the guidelines that are taught in grade schools.

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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/

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#2 Old 01-07-2016, 12:35 PM
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Fail: The USDA's "Vegetarian Choices" webpage now features a photo of a huge plate of meat: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/protein-foods-vegetarian

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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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#3 Old 01-07-2016, 12:58 PM
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Fail #2: the USDA's ChooseMyPlate.com website now lists red meat (beef) first among all other protein sources: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/protein...trients-health , even though both the American Cancer Society and the World Health Organization consider red meat to be carcinogenic.

On the same web page, beans and peas are shown LAST on the USDA's list of recommended protein sources, even though these foods are strongly recommended by the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association:

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fit...uperfoods.html

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Gettin...p#.Vo7RPWdIh9A

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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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