New Dietary Guidelines: Cut Added Sugar, Eat More Veggies

Added sugar in food and drink should be limited to no more than 10 percent of daily calories, according to new federal guidelines released Thursday, NBC News reported.

The new dietary recommendations, which offer advice on healthy eating while also influencing countless federal nutrition and food programs, are intended to help Americans prevent disease and obesity.

The guidelines, released every five years, suggest cutting salt and saturated fat but stop short of telling people to eat less red or processed meat — despite the strong evidence that both can cause cancer.

And the main message hasn't changed much over the years: Eat your fruits and vegetables. Whole grains and lean meats, too.

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