Recommended Daily Fat Intake

Total calories
per day
Saturated fat
in grams
Total fat
in grams
1,60018 or less53
2,000120 or less65
2,20024 or less73
2,500125 or less80
2,80031 or less93
1. Percent daily values on nutrition facts labels are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Values for 2,000 and 2,500 calories are rounded to the nearest 5 grams to be consistent with the nutrition facts label.
Source: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005. Web: .

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