General Recommendations on Dietary Fats for Human Consumption
The total fat intake should be < 30% of daily calories.
The saturated fat intake should be < 10% of daily calories.
The total polyunsaturated fat intake should represent 6–7% of total calories (with 10% being a maximum).
The polyunsaturated fat should be a mixture of n−6 plus n−3 polyunsaturates.
- 5.Research has suggested that the minimal nutritional requirements for the polyunsaturated fatty acids be as follows:
Linoleic acid (18:2n−6) = 3.0% of calories
Linolenic acid (18:3n−3) = 0.25 to 0.54% of calories
Eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5n−3) plus docosahexaenoic acid (22:6n−3) = 0.15% of calories.