More plant foods and less meat: here are the new guidelines for nutrition in the USA

    More plant foods and less meat: here are the new guidelines for nutrition in the USA

    More plant foods and less meat. from the US come the new guidelines on nutrition announced last January. It is essentially about increasing plant-based foods in your diet and reducing foods and fats of animal origin, packaged products and unhealthy fast food foods.



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    More plant foods and less meat. Give it Use arrive new guidelines on nutrition Announcements last January. It is essentially about increase plant-based foods in one's diet and reduce foods and fats of animal origin, packaged products and unhealthy fast food foods.

    US government consultants, a group of doctors and nutrition experts, have drafted a new one relationship which confirms the importance of introducing more plant foods into one's diet to stay healthy and for Respect the enviroment at the same time.

    US experts advise a diet low in red meat and for the first time food choices in US official guidelines are linked to sustainability. In short, the advice is to reduce the consumption of red meat and to increase that of fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and legumes. It is also necessary to reduce the consumption of alcoholic beverages and refined sugars.

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    All that in the name of health and environmental protection. Starting from these recommendations, we will arrive at the new official guidelines, with a food pyramid that will be based on both health and environmental sustainability.

    Next to the classic food pyramid we will have one inverted environmental pyramid. The summit will be located at the bottom and will contain the most sustainable foods for the environment. Foods with a lower environmental impact correspond to those to be introduced most in the diet also for health reasons, with reference to fruit, vegetables, legumes and cereals.


    Red meat and cheeses are the foods for which it is recommended to reduce consumption and for which a greater environmental impact is indicated. US experts therefore recommend following a healthy and low environmental impact diet that includes a large consumption of plant foods, starting with fruit, vegetables and whole grains, and that reduces as much as possible the intake of foods of animal origin, such as meat. and cheeses.


    Reduce the intake of certain foods e rebalance your diet in the name of better health and greater protection of the environment: are you ready to accept the challenge even if you do not live in the US?


    Specialties Thu il 2015 Report on US food guidelines.

    Marta Albè

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