Maximum daily intake of fats

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends a fat intake of up to 35% of daily calories. So, from a consumption of 1800 calories per day you should not exceed 70 grams of fats per day. Do not forget that this is an upper limit and that most of these calories should come from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

In addition, USDA the cholesterol from HHS recommend these upper limits on saturated fat and dietary cholesterol for adults:
Type of fat —- Recommendation
Saturated Fats — Up to 10% of total daily calories
Dietary Cholesterol — Max 300 milligrams per day

USDA and HHS recommended that the intake of trans fat be as low as possible, although did not yet set the upper limit for trans fats. On the other hand, the American Heart Association has established an upper limit for trans fat-maximum 1% of total daily calories.

Please note that foods contain different types of fat and different levels for each type. For example, butter contains unsaturated fats, but a significant percentage of the total is saturated fat. Canola oil contains monounsaturated fat in a significant percentage, but also has small amounts of polyunsaturated and saturated fat.



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