Recommended Daily Amounts

Calories, fat, sugar, salt - it seems that in every newspaper and magazine there is advice on how much of a particular food stuff we should eat. Confused? You needn’t be as we’ve summarised the recommended daily amounts into an easy to read table.

Recommended Daily Amounts Made Easy
  Women Men
Calories (Kcals) 2000 2500
Total fat 70g 95g
Saturated fat 20g 30g
Unsaturated fats 50g 60g
Carbohydrates 300g 300g
Protein 45g 55g
Fruit and Veg At least 5 portions At least 5 portions
Salt (sodium) 5g max (2g sodium) 7g max (2.8g sodium)
Fluids (ideally Water but also includes squash, fruit juices, milk, tea and coffee etc.) 6 – 8 glasses (1.2 litres) 6 – 8 glasses (1.2 litres)
Alcohol 2-3 units max (but no more than 14 units in a week) 3-4 units max (but no more than 21 units in a week)
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