Wednesday, January 13, 2016

U.S. Diet Guideline are Out for Drinking Age Adults

     The 2015 Guidelines define moderate drinking for adults of legal drinking age as up to one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men.  According to the Guidelines, if consumed in moderation, alcohol "can help individuals achieve healthy eating patterns."

     The whole idea of having a balance between food and booze in your diet.  According to the U.S. guide lines, "a standard drink - or a one drink-equivalent - as 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits, 5 ounces of wine and 12 ounces of regular beer.  The Guidelines point out that each of these standard drinks contain 14 grams (0.6 fluid ounces) of pure alcohol."    

     Also worth noting is that for the first time, a suggestion on putting a cap on sugar consumption.   No more than 10 percent of your daily calories intake should be sugar.   Eggs and cholesterol are off the bad list, but limiting salt is highly recommended.   The consumption calories that contain lean protein, fruits and vegetables and drinking 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day can also be part of a healthy diet, according to the guidelines.   By law, the Dietary Guidelines serve as the basis for the federal nutrition policy.

     I have my doubts about some of these things, especially that much coffee and not watching out for things with high cholesterol.   As far as the alcohol goes, there is no mention of weight and size of the person when they say how much they can consume.  Not too bad overall though, I believe that a well balanced diet is the key to healthy living.   ;o)