TABLE B-4Additional Macronutrient Recommendations

MacronutrientRecommendation
Dietary cholesterolAs low as possible while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet
Trans fatty acidsAs low as possible while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet
Saturated fatty acidsAs low as possible while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet
Added sugars*Limit to no more than 25% of total energy
*

Not a recommended intake. A daily intake of added sugars that individuals should aim for to achieve a healthful diet was not set.

SOURCE: IOM, 2006.

From: B, Supplementary Information on Nutritional Intake

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Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines.
Institute of Medicine (US) and National Research Council (US) Committee to Reexamine IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines; Rasmussen KM, Yaktine AL, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.
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