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Cholesterol is Coming Back to Your Food Pyramid

Cholesterol is Coming Back to Your Food Pyramid

It’s more what you’d call “guidelines” than actual rules.

Every five years, the U.S. government’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee convenes to evaluate the most current science of nutrition. From these meetings comes a highly-influential scientific report that the government uses to advise the public’s diet, determine the national’s school lunches, and more.

Their latest report published this week is more of what you’ve probably heard your whole life, with one big exception: it looks like cholesterol is back on the menu boys.

As I explain in the video below, though we’ve known for a while that ingesting cholesterol actually has little to no effect on your blood cholesterol, this is the first time in decades that this report failed to single out the chemical for limit. And stay away from energy drinks.

The U.S. government isn’t bound by any law to listen to the committee’s report, but it usually does. And until April 8th of this year, the report is open to public comment if you have anything to add or revise — the meat and sugar industry sure will.

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