Nutrition and Dietary Guidelines Discussion
I agree with criticism about dropping of cholesterol issue from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015. It is still a big health problem for many people but as argues Anahad O’Connor in his article for New York Times, this long-standing limit in 300 milligrams of cholesterol (less than two eggs per day) is unreasonably taken out of the Dietary Guidelines 2015. At the same time, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine state in their article “Cholesterol and Heart Disease” (2016, p.1) that 2,200 Americans die daily from cardiovascular diseases caused by high cholesterol level. Research from the Institute of Medicine also demonstrates that if people consume a lot of cholesterol-rich food through diet, their total blood cholesterol levels increase (IOM, 2002). It is unclear why cholesterol issue is totally dropped from the Guidelines, if it influences health in the same way as in previous decades.
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My Dietary Guidelines for College Students:
Eat healthy, organic food, include a variety of nutrients into your healthy diet;
Reduce the consumption of red meat and eggs. Production and consuming of meat influences global warming greatly, so it is worth to refuse from beef and prefer poultry and other sources of protein.
Do not drink beverages with added sugar, drink clean water.
Avoid processed foods and junk food
Anahad O’Connor “New Dietary Guidelines Urge Less Sugar for All and Less Protein for Boys and Men” The New York Times, 7 January 2016, https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/07/new-diet-guidelines-urge-less-sugar-for-all-and-less-meat-for-boys-and-men/?_r=1 Accessed 21 March 2017
Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients) (2002); Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), Institute of Medicine (IOM), www.nap.edu/books/0309085373.html Accessed 21 March 2017
“Cholesterol and Heart Diseases” Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (2016), http://www.pcrm.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/health/chol_heartdisease.pdf Accessed 21 March …