- Saturated fat, found in candy, plays a significant part in the body's development of high cholesterol. high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke are all risks of high cholesterol.
- There are 9 calories in each gram of fat; and, saturated fat shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of your total daily calories.
- For example, if your regular caloric intake is 2,000 calories, you should consume no more than 200 calories from fat, or just under 22 g of saturated fat, each day.
- When combined with other foods containing saturated fat (dairy products, meat, butter and certain oils), even one candy bar containing contain 11 or more grams of saturated fat would put you over your daily desired amount.