Warshaw's Wish for 2010 Dietary Guidelines, Focused on Fiber, Included in The Zied Guide (1/26/11)

In anticipation of the big reveal of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines on 1/31/11, dietitian and author of The Zied Guide, Elisa Zied, went to a handful of dietitians to ask what they wish for in this next iteration titled Experts' Wishes for New Dietary Guidelines. My wish? "Iā€™d like to see the guidelines once again reinforce the nutritional importance of eating enough dietary fiber and connect the dots between getting our fill of fibers by focusing on eating adequate servings of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Consuming more of these nutrient-packed foods will automatically help us get closer to the dietary fiber goal of greater than 25 g/day (not to mention help us get enough of other nutrients we fall short on in the diet including vitamins A, C, D, and choline, calcium, magnesium and potassium.) Essentially, getting sufficient fiber can lay the groundwork for nutritional adequacy in our diets.ā€