Cholesterol is essential for the body, but when levels of certain types of cholesterol rise in the blood, it becomes dangerous. The benefits of good cholesterol include repairing cell membranes and producing vital hormones. 

The AHA recommends limiting dietary cholesterol to 300 milligrams per day. The food label tells you how much dietary cholesterol each serving contains; use this to help you monitor your cholesterol intake.


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