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    caseyfrog is offline Senior Member
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    Default Is dietary cholesterol needed?

    In the past few days I have written down the nutritional contents as provided by the labels of all the foods and drinks I usually have in a day, and noticed that I take in exactly 0mg of cholesterol. I believe that the liver produces cholesterol on its own, and I have read that we do not actually *need* dietary cholesterol. However, there is still a recommendation to take about 200mg a day on food labels. I was wondering what you all knew about the subject, as I would like to know if it should concern me that I don't get any dietary cholesterol.
    Thanks in advance.

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    I have a problem digesting cholesterol properly because I lack certain digestive enzymes. So my LDL tends to hover around 140. At one point I went Vegan and took in virtually no sat. fat or cholestrol while training with high rep snatches. The result- I lost a lot of fat and my bodyfat was around 4 %. Felt good right? Wrong. I got sick often.
    So I started to consume dietary sat. fat and cholestrol to within the RDA requirements and now my health is a hundred times better.I have read on the benefits of dietary sat. fat and cholestrol which are too long to mention in this reply. Bottom line-stick to and stay within the RDA requirements of dietary cholestrol and especially dietary saturated fat(which in my opinion is not always easy to do), and you should see improvements in your general health(JMO).
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    Yeah I hear you on the difficulty of staying with the RDA requirements; part of my motivation was to see if I reached them. I did not, obviously. Luckily I am getting plenty of fats in my current diet, simply no cholesterol. I realize eggs have some cholesterol, and maybe shrimp as well, but I can't imagine eating those every day. What did you end up eating to get cholesterol back in your diet?

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    you do not necessarily need to ingest cholesterol. Remember, what goes into your mouth and what goes into your blood are two different things mediated by an immensely complex chemical process that you body undergoes.

    I have been Vegan periodically in my life and have been devotedly so for the last year. I am healthy as an ox and making progress toward my strength goal.

    I make it a point to give my body what it needs to make its cholesterol: coconut & olive oils, nuts, seeds, omega-3 fatty acids, and when forced into omnivorous social situations I will eat eggs and cheese.

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    I rarely eat eggs becasue they have like 300 mg cholesterol,that is like a whole days worth and I dont eat butter and cheese(I replaced them with olive oil instead). I eat beef, fish, and chicken along with grains,veggies, legumes, and fruits. To keep it simple, I choose one meat for any one meal (usually dinner) per day. The rest of the day is all fruits,veggies, nuts, grains, and legumes. I am human,so after lunch I do eat a piece or two of dark(70% +) chocolate along with a nice cup of tea. I minimize coffee( makes me jittery) and opt to drink lots of water and juice. So far this plan is working out really well-everything is in moderation and complements and speeds recovery after extreme morning kb sessions. Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atf View Post
    I rarely eat eggs becasue they have like 300 mg cholesterol,that is like a whole days worth and I dont eat butter and cheese(I replaced them with olive oil instead). I eat beef, fish, and chicken along with grains,veggies, legumes, and fruits. To keep it simple, I choose one meat for any one meal (usually dinner) per day. The rest of the day is all fruits,veggies, nuts, grains, and legumes. I am human,so after lunch I do eat a piece or two of dark(70% +) chocolate along with a nice cup of tea. I minimize coffee( makes me jittery) and opt to drink lots of water and juice. So far this plan is working out really well-everything is in moderation and complements and speeds recovery after extreme morning kb sessions. Hope that helps.
    The RDI of cholesterol is BS. You body makes upwards of 5000mg of cholesterol a day, so eating 1, 2, 3 or 4 eggs a day isn't going to be unhealthy. As long as the eggs are healthy, and the rest of your diet is good, have all the eggs you want.

    I prefer em raw. but that's just me.

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