Fats are an essential nutrient and your body needs fat to work properly. But, too much fat can increase your blood cholesterol level and your risk of heart disease.
Listed below are the types of fat found in food.
The chart below shows the recommended amount of total fat and saturated fat at various calorie levels.
* 25 to 35 percent of total calories
** 7 to 10 percent of total calories
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Helping Your Heart, fourth edition, cvs-ahc-90648
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