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2015 Dietary Guidelines Include Healthy Revisions, but Still Falls Short for Effective Prevention of Heart Disease

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  • The 2015 to 2020 dietary guidelines for Americans is shifting away from focusing on specific nutrients toward a general focus on eating real food, moderating protein consumption and, for the first time, limiting added sugars
  • The limit on dietary cholesterol has been removed entirely. This is good news, since dietary cholesterol is actually one of the most important molecules in your body
  • They refuse to review recent studies and continue to vilify saturated fat, stating it raises LDL while ignoring that it only increases safe large fluffy LDL particles and actually increases HDL

By Dr. Mercola

On January 7, 2016, the U.S. government released its 2015 to 2020 dietary guidelines many of which are steps in the right direction. Perhaps one of the most promising changes is a shift away from focusing on specific nutrients toward a general focus on eating real food.


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