Skip the sugar: New dietary guidelines set sights on limiting Americans’ sugar, sodium intake

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WASHINGTON – If you are trying to watch your weight in the new year, the federal government has issued new dietary guidelines for you to follow.

For the first time, the guidelines recommend limiting added sugar to just 10 percent or less of your daily caloric intake.

In addition to cutting back on sugar, experts also say you should lower the amount of salt and saturated fat in their diets.

Also, the guidelines call for more fruit, vegetables and whole wheat.

However, the guidelines did not tell Americans to eat less red or processed meat, despite being labeled as ‘carcinogenic to humans’ by the World Health Organization.

Experts say the amount of added sugar in your diet shouldn’t exceed one can of soda and one fun-sized¬†candy bar per day.

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