New Dietary Guidelines Will Change The Way You Eat

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             Just in time for your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier foods, the government has released new dietary guidelines…the first update in five years.

            The new guidelines recommend a "healthy eating pattern" with limited sugar and saturated fat, less salt and more vegetables and whole grains.

            Christine Young, a registered dietician at The University of Kansas Hospital, talks about one of the biggest changes. For the first time there’s a suggested limit on sugar. The guidelines say added sugar should make up only 10% of your daily calories. Young also talks about why up to five cups of coffee a day are now OK, plus the new guidelines on red meat, saturated fats, cholesterol and eggs.