What is the daily safe limit for saturated fat? ย 

Heart disease is more likely to happen if you eat a lot of saturated fat, but people are still not sure how much is safe.

The American Heart Association says that you shouldn't eat more than 6% of your daily calories from saturated fat.

If you eat 2,000 calories a day, this is equal to 13 grams of saturated fat.

Some scientists argue this advise is excessively harsh and that small amounts of saturated fat from meat, dairy, and olive oil may not be as detrimental as imagined. ย ย 

The American Dietary Guidelines say that saturated fat should make up less than 10% of your total calories.

On a 2,000-calorie diet, that would be about 22 grams of fat per day.

In the end, the right amount of saturated fat may be different for each person, based on their age, health, and risk of heart disease.

Consider your saturated fat intake in the context of a nutritious diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and good fats like nuts, seeds, and fatty fish. ย