US Dietary Recommendations say Eggs are OK
New US Dietary
Recommendations say Eggs are OK
Last updated on: December 24, 2015 9:40 AM (source)
January 07, 2016 11:50 AM
Americans can now eat eggs
guilt free, according to new nutritional recommendations issued by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human
In the first guidelines issued since 2011 the government also gave the green light to other high cholesterol foods, and drinking up
to five cups of coffee a day.
In 1977, the guidelines had recommended avoiding cholesterol, which
negatively impacted egg sales.
"The U.S. has joined many other countries and expert groups like the
American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology
that do not have an upper limit for cholesterol intake in their dietary
guidelines," said Mitch Kanter, the Executive Director of the Egg
Nutrition Center, an egg advocacy group.
The recommendations also said Americans should limit their daily caloric intake of sugars to 10
percent, a first.
Calories coming from saturated fats found in foods like red meat,
butter, cheese, whole milk and ice cream should also be limited to 10
percent, according to the guidelines.
guidelines suggest that Americans move away from a diet centered around
animal proteins and mov[e] to more plant-based meals. Not only would
this be better for people, but by eating more fruits, vegetables and
nuts, there would be less environmental pressure on the planet, say the
In another first, the recommendations no longer suggest eating
breakfast as a way to stay fit.
Dropping the warning of cholesterol was seen by critics of the
recommendations as a prime example of giving advice on something that
was later proven not to be true.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Agriculture
Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday recommendations change with
scientific knowledge, but have been consistent
in recommending eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, while
eating less saturated fat, sodium and foods high in sugar.
The government guidelines are issued every five years and help set
nutritional standards for school lunch programs and federal food aid.
在這份繼2011年後第一次發佈的方針中，美國政府也放行(give the green
light to . . .)了其他的高膽固醇食物(high
cholesterol food)，一日的咖啡飲用量亦能多達(up to)5杯。
impact . . .)。
食用雞蛋的倡導組織(advocacy group)──雞蛋營養中心的執行主任米奇‧坎特爾說：「美國現在加入了許多其他國家和專家團體的行列，像美國心臟協會和美國心臟病學(cardiology)學院，在這些專家團體訂定的膳食指南中，膽固醇的攝取量都沒有上限的限制(an upper
該飲食建議也首次指出，美國人應該把每日糖的熱量(caloric)攝取限制在一日總熱量的 10% 內。
根據這份指導方針的建議，來自飽和脂肪(saturated fat)的熱量，如紅肉、奶油、起司、全脂牛奶(whole milk)和冰淇淋等食物，也應限制在 10% 內。
for . . .)。
[ˋdaɪə͵tɛrɪ] (a) 飲食的
. . . the green light
(v phr) 對 . . . . . . 放行；許可 . . . . . .
[kəˋlɛstə͵rol] (n) 膽固醇
[͵kɑrdɪˋɑlədʒɪ] (n) 心臟病學 *常見的相關字：cardiovascular [͵kɑrdɪoˋvæskjʊlɚ]
[kəˋlɔrɪk] (a) 熱量的；卡路里的 *calorie [ˋkælərɪ] (n)
(v phr) 維持健康
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1. Judges must be firm, fair and consistent
in their application of the law.
2. One or two products didn't do so well, but overall
we've had a highly successful
3. The dietary
guidelines can be
achieved by eating more fruits and vegetables.
4. They've just been given the green light
to build two new supermarkets in the region.