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Healthy Eating

What is Dietary Cholesterol?

a raw uncooked steak

Dietary Cholesterol:

  • Cholesterol that comes from animal products in the diet such as butter, meat, egg yolks and dairy products.

Cholesterol in food can raise blood cholesterol in some people but for most people saturated fats and trans fats have a bigger impact on your blood cholesterol.

Reduce your dietary cholesterol by eating less often:

  • Untrimmed or marbled meat
  • Organ meats
  • High fat milk products
  • Egg yolks