HHS’s Acting Assistant Secretary of Health, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, authored a blog post on womenshealth.gov featuring recommendations from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans during American Heart Month. As described in the blog, the Dietary Guidelines provide recommendations that help Americans choose a healthy eating pattern that works for them:
Luckily, the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is full of recommendations that can help you choose and stick with the kind of healthy eating pattern that will lead to a better, healthier life.
Here is the good news: Eating healthy is not a rigid prescription. Instead, you should choose what to eat from a variety of vegetables, fruits, grains, low–fat and fat–free dairy, lean meats, and other proteins while working to limit foods that are high in saturated fats, trans fats, added sugars, and sodium.