Fat DRI calculator is based on the Dietary reference intakes (DRI) report from the food and nutrition board, institue of medicine of the national academies. Fat DRI calculator will calculate an range of fat for grams per day based on the 20% - 35% of the energy from fat. You can use the calculated result to plan nutrient intakes for yourself or a group.
Fat is a major source of fuel energy for the body and aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids. Neither an Adequate Intake (AI) nor Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is set for total fat because there are insufficient data to determine a defined level of fat intake at which risk of inadequacy or prevention of chronic disease occurs. A Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) is not set for total fat because there is no defined intake level of fat at which an adverse effect occurs. The DRI for total fat is calcualted base the selection of value fat percentage in the follow Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges (MADR) (Percent of Energy):
|Children 1-3 y||Children 4-18 y||Adults|
The calculator will firstly calculate the reference energy intakes and use that value to calculate the AMDR of the energy from Fat. That energy value is converted into gram of fat by using 9 kcal per gram of fat.
For infant less that one year old, the AI for total fat is:
Not all fats are the same. Some fats are better for you than others, and may even help to promote good health. Knowing the difference can help you determine which fats to avoid, and which to eat in moderation.
Two types of fats — saturated fat and trans fat — have been identified as potentially harmful to your health. Most of the foods that contain these types of fats are solid at room temperature, such as:
Most saturated fats are animal fats found in high-fat meats and dairy products.Saturated fat sources include:
Monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat are considered as more “heart-healthy” fats. These are fats that are better choices for your diet. Foods that primarily contain these healthier fats tend to be liquid when they are at room temperature. These food includes:
|Dietary cholesterol||As low as possible while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet|
|Trans fatty acids||As low as possible while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet|
|Saturated fatty acids||As low as possible while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet|
|Added sugars||Limit to no more than 25% of total energy|