Dietary Guidelines: The Link to Longevity

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Nancy Clark, MS, RD

Copyright: March 2005

You've heard it before. The US government wants you to pay attention to your food choices. The recently released 2005 Dietary Guidelines encourage you to:

  • Eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole-grains

  • Choose less saturated and trans fats

  • Exercise 60 minutes per day

Putting these Dietary Guidelines in context of our genetics and the evolution of man, you’ll notice we are very far removed from living and eating according to Nature’s original plan.

The Changing Landscape
Our food options have changed through the centuries. About 72% of the calories consumed by people in the US are from foods that never existed in Paleolithic diets: refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, white flour, high fructose corn syrup, shortening (trans fats). [.....]

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date: March 13, 2005

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Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author, is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.

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Nancy Clark, MS, RD, an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author, is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.

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