The majority of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, can be prevented or mitigated with a healthy lifestyle, including a diet low in saturated and trans fats. To this end, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are issued by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services every five years to advise people what to eat for optimal health. Canola oil remains a perfect fit with the guidelines, which currently recommend it, due to its healthy fat profile predominantly composed of mono- and polyunsaturated fats. It contains the most heart-smart omega-3 fat and the least unhealthy saturated fat. The USCA stays on top of advances in nutrition research related to dietary fats and informs the government and Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee of new studies on the health benefits of canola oil. The next version, Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025, will be issued by early 2020.
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