How do the newly updated dietary guidelines affect you?
The government released new dietary recommendations earlier this month that focus on the importance of choosing a healthy eating pattern for all foods and beverages. It reinforces that when making choices, an appropriate calorie level should be considered to help achieve and maintain a healthy body and reduce the risk of chronic disease.
They also place an emphasis on variety, nutrient density, and amount of foods consumed. Most importantly, the dietary guidelines stress that calories from added sugars and saturated fats should be limited and sodium intake should be reduced.
As a company that is focused on health, all of us here at Little Duck Organics know that every customer is different and unique and there is no “one size fits all” eating plan for everyone. Our mission has always been simple and in line with the new recommendations. Delicious, healthy and convenient snack options should be free from added sodium or sugar and should be easily available to everyone. We found that freeze-drying 100% organic super-foods like bananas, goji and pomegranate offers families a unique and fun variety to serve different tastes and preferences, all while offering an important range of nutrients.
These guidelines are a great tool to educate consumers and to allow for people to realize the amount of added sugar, saturated fat or sodium they have in their diet. It motivates people to start reading the nutrition facts panel or the ingredient label and consider better, more responsible choices.