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If I have to avoid cholesterol, does this mean I cannot eat eggs?


One large egg has 186mg of cholesterol, contained in the yolk. A person with no health concerns can safely consume about 300mg of cholesterol per day. If you have heart disease, diabetes or high levels of LDL, your doctor will likely advise you to limit cholesteral intake to 200mg per day – please be sure to discuss this with your doctor.

One large egg has 186mg of cholesterol, contained in the yolk. A person with no health concerns can safely consume about 300mg of cholesterol per day. If you have heart disease, diabetes or high levels of LDL, your doctor will likely advise you to limit cholesteral intake to 200mg per day.


For most people, 80% of blood cholesterol is produced by the liver and only about 20% of cholesterol in a person’s system comes from diet. Cholesterol is essential to good health, but some people end up having an imbalance of good and bad forms of cholesterol (HDL vs LDL), often due to genetic make-up. There are also people that are hypersensitive to dietary cholesterol, or have lipid problems that don’t respond to diet.


If your doctor has advised you to adjust your diet to reduce blood cholesterol levels, you need to reduce your saturated fat and trans fatty acid intake. You can likely tolerate a moderate amount of cholesterol in your diet; avoiding it altogether is likely not required and could limit your intake of other important nutrients. Please be sure to discuss this with your doctor.


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