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More Vegetables, Less Meat, says Nutrition Experts

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Published on : Feb 23, 2015

Although the U.S. government’s dietary guidelines have consistently advised people to consume fresh and rich in vegetables, especially dark green and leafy vegetables, things have not been prioritized still.

However, everything is changing. A new group of nutrition experts on the Obama recruitment panel help to design and lay down the new set of guidelines that are to be issued this year. This has released a long-awaited recommendation as to letting the government decide whether to consider the environment as a deciding point for people to eat healthy.    

Based on a decade old suggestion, the panel also said that dietary cholesterol is no longer a major concern. The Americans only take cholesterol up to a limit.

They do not take anything more than 300 milligrams per day. 

According to the panel, consumption of three to five cups of coffee per day can certainly help to reduce the Type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases. However, also, moderate amounts of alcohol consumption are beneficial for some people.  

In an environmental focus, a diet should endorse limited amounts of meat and more leafy based foods, and also some consumption of seafood. 

This type of complete challenge is utmost necessary to ensure a healthy food supply for future generations, advised nutrition experts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services.

This guidance will be used by the departments to work on the dietary guidelines. This will be issued by the federal government in every five years and represent it as color-coded food groups on a plate. 

The set guidelines may influence billions of dollars of spending on government food programs, including the Defense Department’s menu guidelines and school lunch standards.  

The meat industry has a lot to face from this and believes that the panel is conducting an anti-meat agenda.