March 11, 2005
The New Dietary Guidelines: One step at a time. Protein.
Choose lean sources of meat. If the work “loin��? is in the name, it’s usually a good choice. Trim the fat off the edges of meats before cooking. Try something new like legumes or meat alternatives. Nuts and nut butters are also in this group, which supply you with protein and healthy fats as well.
Meat and beans:
5 1/2 ounces per day
ounce serving equals:
l 1 ounce cooked lean meat, poultry or fish
l 1 egg
l 1/4 cup cooked dry beans or tofu
l 1 tablespoon peanut butter
l 1/2 ounce nuts or seeds
- Adapted from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, USDA and Department of Health and Human Services
You might not want to wade through the 80-page document that spells out 41 specific eating recommendations, but a consumer booklet called Finding Your Way to a Healthier You boils down the new guidelines into an easy-to-digest format. You can download both at http:// healthierus.gov/
Posted by Lisa at March 11, 2005 8:58 AM
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