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Americans Get Diet Road Map to Health

New U.S. Diet Guidelines Based on Common Sense, Science

New Diet Guidelines: A Recipe for Weight Loss and Health continued...

7. Carbs aren't all bad. You should:

  • Choose fiber-rich fruits and vegetables and whole grains.
  • Choose foods with as little added sugars or sweeteners as possible.
  • Avoid sugary and starchy foods and beverages.

8. Avoid salt, increase potassium:

  • Get less than 1 teaspoon of salt a day. Note: Most of the salt we eat comes from processed foods.
  • Eat lots of potassium-rich fruits and vegetables, such as bananas, prunes, raisins, or potatoes with skins.

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