AHA News: ‘Balance’ Is the Key Word in New Dietary Guidance for Heart Health | Health News

By American Heart Association News, HealthDay Reporter


TUESDAY, Nov. 2, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — The latest word on heart-healthy eating is “balance.” A new report encourages people to think of broad eating habits instead of narrowly focusing on single foods. Rather than one-size-fits-all rules, it leaves room for personal preferences.

“The emphasis is on dietary patterns, not specific foods or nutrients,” said Alice H. Lichtenstein, who led the writing committee for the American Heart Association scientific statement. “And it’s not just about what people shouldn’t be eating. The focus is really on what people should be eating,

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