What quantitative recommendations are included in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Dietary Guidelines for Americans?

Updated: May 25, 2018
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Quantitative recommendations are as follows:

  • Added sugars should constitute less than 10% of dailiy calories
  • Saturated fats should constitute less than 10% of dailiy calories
  • Sodium intake should be less than 2300 mg per day
  • If alcohol is consumed, it should be consumed in moderation—up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men—and only by adults of legal drinking age.

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