Why saturated fat is separately listed on nutrition facts LABLES?



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.


Thank-you

Nutritionist- Mona singh





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