The American Heart Association recommends getting no more than 1% of your daily calories from trans fat.
If you eat 1800 calories a day, no more than 18 calories should come from trans fat.
1800 calories x 1% (0.01) = 18 calories
There are 9 calories in one gram of fat. Therefore, the above recommendation is equivalent to getting no more than 2 grams of trans fat per day.
- 18 calories of trans fat ÷ 9 calories per gram = 2 grams of trans fat
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