Of course, let’s not forget about the dietary cholesterol or the cholesterol we get from food.
Do We Really Have No Cholesterol Food Items?
You must be wondering: do we really have zero cholesterol foods?
Experts say we do.
According to them, dietary cholesterol is only present in foods coming from animals. Plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, do not contain cholesterol. Even the kinds of nuts and seeds that have fat have zero cholesterol.
But what about the “cholesterol-free” labels in some food items?
A representative of the American Nutrition and Dietetics explained that “cholesterol-free” means the foodstuff has less than 2 mg of cholesterol and 2 grams or less of saturated fats2.