New guidelines from American Heart Association
significant revision of its dietary guidelines in four years. The
focus has shifted from...
The American Heart Association announced last week the first significant revision of its dietary guidelines in four years. The focus has shifted from calculating the percentage of calories as fat and quantities of cholesterol in food towards emphasising a variety of foods. The association urges a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, fish, lean meats and poultry. Five servings of fruits and vegetables and six servings of grains are recommended daily. For the first time, two weekly servings of fatty fish, such as tuna or salmon, are recommended. The association recommends tailoring people's menus to their own risk of heart disease and stroke, and outlines dietary directions for doctors and their patients for a variety of