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Dietary guidelines in U.S. crack down on sugar, eases on cholesterol

With the release of the latest guidelines, there is some controversy and unhappy nutrition professionals who together agreed to reduce the amount of meat in our diets, the USA government didn't adhere to their professional advice.


CBC Article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/dietary-guidelines-1.3393214

Direct link to Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 (Eighth Edition): http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/


Diet Foods Are Tanking. So The Diet Industry Is Now Selling 'Health'

Check out this article that studies how the diet industry is trying to find new products to find new clients, as sales of dietary products from companies like Lean Cuisine are falling.  




Take the 2016 Pulse Pledge!

Have you taken the Pulse Pledge yet?  Talk to your clients and get engaged in this United Nations initiative.  Eat pulses and legumes once a week for 10 weeks and get many new recipes just by signing up.


Direct link to TAKE THE PULSE PLEDGE or read Rosie Schwartz's article:



16 Foods you should eat in 2016

A very unique selection of foods to try and retry in 2016.  Some are new to me, so they may be new to you.  If you are excited to try some new recipes, this is a great post!




A Personalized Diet, Better Suited to You

The future of our profession?  We will have to use micro-flora and genetic data to personalize our nutrition advice to each client?   A very interesting study that looks at the possible future of our work as dietitians.




How the Latest Research May Shed Light on Serum Cholesterol

Not all serum cholesterol is of the same composition.  This study looks at how we are rethinking cardiovascular risk in relation to LDL, HDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides.  We must examine the size and shape of the LDL particles to shed more light on a patient's heart health.




Good tool for dietitians- What 200 calories of nuts looks like-Love this graphic and info on nuts.  I eat them almost every day and highly recommend nuts to others, this is a good way to show the quantity in a daily nut snack.



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