What Should Americans Eat? (Page 5)

4. Switch to low-fat dairy.

Pictured Recipe: No-Bake Macaroni & Cheese

4. Switch to low-fat dairy.

Full-fat dairy products are high in saturated fat, which has been linked with health problems, including heart disease. Choose low- or nonfat dairy to limit intake of saturated fat. Including dairy in your diet is a great way to get calcium—a bone-strengthening mineral that most of us don’t get enough of. Plus, new research suggests that replacing full-fat dairy with low-fat dairy may also help lower blood pressure.

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