Answer. You're right that we've been told to limit saturated fat because it can raise harmful cholesterol levels. However, there is disagreement about how much we should limit it. Some experts say 5-6% of our daily calories, while others say 10% is okay. A dietitian suggests a middle ground of 7%, which is the amount found in the Mediterranean-style diet mentioned in the article.
The dietitian analyzed the menu in the article and found that it had the right amount of saturated fat for a heart-healthy diet.