The federal government wants Americans to stop eating so much sugar.

FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

Sugar is out and eggs are in, according to the first dietary recommendations from the federal government in five years.

Americans are encouraged to limit sugar to 10% of their calories a day -- basically one small candy bar.

Eggs and other cholesterol-rich foods are now less frowned upon, but the government still wants people to limit their saturated fats and move towards a more Mediterranean diet.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which promotes a vegan diet, has already filed a lawsuit against the feds.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News.

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