A diet rich in saturated fats can drive up total cholesterol, and tip the balance toward more harmful LDL cholesterol, which prompts blockages to form in arteries in the heart and elsewhere in the body.
How Much Do You Need?
Saturated Fat Around 5% of total calories.
Divide the number of calories you consume in a day by 9 (the number of calories in a gram of fat) to figure out how many grams per day of total fats are needed.
2,000 calories a day = 44-78 grams of total fat (no more than 11 of those grams should be saturated fat)