Cholesterol is one of the most controversial topics in the field of nutrition.
What you need to know is that cholesterol in food, also called dietary cholesterol, has nothing to do with the level of cholesterol in the blood. So, when you eat an egg, your blood cholesterol doesn’t automatically go up or down at all.
That said, how much cholesterol can you eat?
There are no official recommendations, contrary to other nutrients, because our body is able to produce cholesterol on its own.
Cholesterol is synthesized by the body in the liver.
Here are the top 30 foods rich in cholesterol:
As a principle, it’s good to consume all the above foods in moderation. We do not need to stuff ourselves with cholesterol-rich foods, because again, our body will manufacture the cholesterol it needs to function properly.
Many of the foods that are rich in cholesterol are also rich in saturated fats, and they should be consumed in moderation for that reason.
From an evolutionary point of view, it’s good to keep our saturated fat intake below 15% of daily calories. You’ll find more detailed information in this guide to saturated fats.