Based Dietary Patterns Paint Picture of Health

February 25, 2015 11:04 AM

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As times change, so, too, do experts’ recommendations on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which will come out later this year. The latest advisories from a panel of our nation’s leading nutrition experts showcase the benefits of a plant-based diet: for our personal health and for the health of our environment.

It may not be a surprise that as a country we’re consuming too much saturated fat, sugar and salt, while falling short on essential vitamins and nutrients: vitamins A, C, D, E, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium and fiber. Food choices impact more than just our waistline. One in two people who ma...

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