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CHOLESTEROL CONTENT OF COMMONLY USED FOODS

 Commonly used foods
Cholesterol mg
Commonly used foods
Cholesterol mg
Beef, Lamb and Pork  . Cream .
Beef, lean 1 patty, 
3 oz cooked
              60 mg Cream, 1 tbsp (15 ml)            16 mg
Pork, loin centre cut lean 3 oz cooked               71 mg Cream half & half, 12%BF,1 tbsp (15ml)              6 mg
Spareribs, lean, 3 oz cooked             109 mg Sour cream 14% 1 tbsp-15ml              6 mg
Ham, lean cooked, 3 oz cooked               45 mg Whipping cream, 35%BF 1 tbsp (15 ml)            19 mg
Bacon, back, 3 oz cooked               52 mg . .
Lamb chop, lean, 3 oz broiled
       90 mg
. .
Fish . Ice Cream  .
Bluefish, 3 oz cooked               64 mg Ice cream-hard-16% BF 1/2 cup (15 ml)
  46 mg
Clams, 3 oz              57 mg Sherbet, 1/2 cup
   7 mg
Cod, fresh, 3 oz broiled               73 mg Cheese .
Crab, canned solid,1cup             145 mg Cheddar, 25 grams
26 mg
Halibut, broiled               53 mg Cottage cheese creamed, 8 oz
 34 mg
Herring, smoked               98 mg Cottage cheese, 2% BF, 8 oz
20 mg
Lobster, canned, 1 cup             130 mg Cottage cheese dry, 
0,4% BF
10 mg
Oysters, raw, meat only 3 oz               45 mg Mozzarella, partly skim (25 g)
15 mg
Salmon 125 ml               29 mg Parmesan, grated 1 tbsp
4 mg
Sardines, 7 medium             118 mg Eggs .
Scallops, 7 medium               48 mg Egg large (whole without shell)
278 mg
Shrimp,14 medium (45g)             135 mg Egg white-large (raw,cooked)
   0 mg
Sole, 3 oz baked               58 mg Egg yolk-large (raw, cooked)
272 mg
Trout, 3 oz broiled or baked               58 mg Egg substitute 5 tbsp (60 ml)
   1 mg
Tuna, 4 oz               48 mg Poultry .
Whitefish, 3 oz baked               40 mg Chicken breast, 3 oz cooked
77 mg
.  . Turkey breast, 3 oz cooked
76 mg
Heart, 3 oz             178 mg . .
Kidney, 3 oz             344 mg . ..
Liver (Beef), 3 oz             434 mg . .
Liver (Pork), 3 oz             319 mg . .
Tongue, 3 oz                96 mg . .

Many people think that just watching or avoid cholesterol in foods will prevent high blood cholesterol and hearth disease. The best way to reduce the amount of cholesterol our body makes is to reduce the total amount of fat we eat-especialy saturated and partially hydrogenated fats.

We now know that limiting cholesterol is not as important as watching our daily dietary fat intake.

It is just as important for you to limit the high cholesterol foods in your diet as well as reduce the total fat content of your diet. High cholesterol foods include egg yolks, liver, kidney, shrimp and fish roe. 

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