Saturated fat is part of the total fat in food.
First, let's talk about the total fat on LABEL.
Fat is calorie-dense and, if consumed in large amount can increase the risk of weight increase related problems.
The recommendation for adults is 20-35% of total calories from fat.
Now let's talk about -
Why saturated fat is separately listed on nutrition facts LABELS?
Because- It plays a huge role in raising blood cholesterol and your risk of heart disease.
So how much we can have?
The recommendation is less than 10% of total calories from saturated fat. So next time you buy anything from the supermarket do not forget to read LABEL.
They are there for important reasons.