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Scientists Say Cholesterol No Longer a “Nutrient of Concern”

After more than 50 years, American cholesterol recommendations are changing. Time to load up on eggs, lobster, and caviar!

Eggs florentine on brioche. Photo by Dani Lurie via Flickr

Throw that pale, flavorless egg white omelet in the garbage, because cholesterol, a former dietary bogeyman and component of many delicious foods, is coming off the blacklist. A U.S. government advisory panel that helps shape official federal nutrition guidelines is altering their future recommendations for dietary cholesterol intake, a break from what has been considered conventional medical wisdom for more than 50 years. The Washington Post reports:

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Pyramids, Plates, and Pagodas: Dietary Guidelines From Around the World

As the USDA updates the food pyramid to match its new Dietary Guidlines, check out what a healthy diet looks like around the world.

Several dietary guidelines graphics were found via the European Food Information Council; the rest came from each country's own government health page. For more food pyramid coverage on GOOD, check out our design competition brief and its winning entries, as well as this proposal for a double pyramid that includes environmental as well as human health.

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Dietary Supplements: Friday, February 4

Dietary Supplements is a daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Today we're serving up chicken wings and dried mouse appetizers. Enjoy!

Is the "Food Revolution" over in Los Angeles schools? Chef Jamie Oliver's LAUSD filming permit has been revoked.

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