Harvard Heart Letter

The new federal dietary guidelines: Are they good for your heart?

For people hoping to lower their risk of heart disease, the 2016 dietary guidelines may not offer optimal advice. Nutrition experts and the American Heart Association suggest tighter limits on certain foods. Lean meats can be an occasional treat instead of being grouped with healthier, plant-based protein. People should likely strive to limit their sodium intake to 1,500 mg instead of 2,300 mg a day, and they should cut their added sugars to 5% of daily calories instead of 10%. 
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