You don't need to limit cholesterol in your diet. We've said it here before, but now the people who make the dietary guidelines for the US are saying it too.
The US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is preparing its 2015 report. Dietary guidelines are updated every five years, and typically follow the report's recommendations. The committee discussed their findings at a meeting in December, and decided to drop cholesterol as a "nutrient of concern."
Currently the recommendation is to keep your cholesterol intake under 300 milligrams per day, which you can exceed by eating just two eggs. While cholesterol in your body plays a role in heart disease, most of it is made in-house, by your liver, which means the effect of dietary cholesterol is small to nonexistent. If you're trying to adjust your heart disease risk through diet, a better approach is to eat more fiber-rich fruits and veggies, and include omega-3 and monounsaturated fatty acids.
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