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Fat type chart definition and explanation

During recent years, there has been a lot of debate about whether fats are healthy or not. In short it can be concluded that the latest scientific communities consider fats much more healthy than they did years ago. Still there are fats the consumption of which should be limited. Those are first of all saturated fats of animal source. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends using no more than 10 % of daily calories from saturated fats ( It’s less than 200 calories in case of a 2000 calorie diet which is not more than 23 grams of saturated fats a dayIt’s also very important to consume some amount of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats every week.


The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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