New dietary guidelines: Sugar is out, good fat is in

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Sugar Is Out, Good Fat Is in According to the New Dietary Guidelines


Just in time for those get healthy new years resolutions, the U.S. government has released is latest dietary guidelines, and they might not be what you'd expect.

You should really put down that blueberry muffin and grab a quinoa cake because sugar is SO last year. The new guidelines say to limit sugar to no more than 12 teaspoons a day for a 2,000-calorie diet. It's important to pay attention to where sugar is hiding, because sugary diets can lead to heart disease, cancer and Type II diabetes. The new guidelines also recommend that heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids should make up 10% of your daily diet, as well as recommending a decrease in sodium intake.

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New dietary guidelines: Sugar is out, good fat is in

Plain Greek yogurt

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Almond Butter

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Pistachios

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Hard Boiled Eggs

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Walnuts

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Apricots

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Cottage cheese

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Turkey jerky

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Kale Chips

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Bananas

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Strawberries

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Edamame

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Grapes

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Pumpkin seeds

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Dark chocolate

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