Daily Cholesterol Intake Limit Adults

How much cholesterol can an adult eat on a daily basis?

Often doctors recommend an dietary intake of cholesterol no more than 300 mg a day, for those with a high cholesterol level, the recommended limit is 200 mg a day.

An average sized boiled chicken egg contains 186 mg cholesterol, for reference.

Yet the guideline has changed nowadays. Researches have shown dietary cholesterol itself isn’t harmful and doesn’t contribute to increases in your body’s blood cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is necessary for the body to help build cells and produce certain hormones.

Problems arise when you eat too many saturated and trans fats. These cause your liver to produce too much LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, which winds up in artery-clogging deposits.



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