03/02/15 5:30 a.m.
The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has suggested doing away with the cholesterol warning. Limiting cholesterol intake has been one of the six core goals of the Dietary Guidelines since the 1970s.
But Blanchard Valley Registered Dietician Heather Fowler said new information has led the DGAC to believe otherwise.
Audio: Heather Fowler
Fowler said she sees this as a good change. With this guideline gone, it’s one less warning to worry about. Fewer warnings mean it’s easier to look at the diet as a whole. Fowler said focus on fiber-rich foods like fruits and vegetables, lean meat and whole grains to keep cholesterol in check.
As far as food to avoid, she said anything without many nutritional benefits like sweets and soda is first and foremost. Overall, Fowler said it’s all about balancing your diet and letting your body regulate the rest.by Read More →