Unlike the popular belief, including small amounts of cholesterol is very important for proper functioning of the body functions. It is a type of fat present in all animals, and is essential for normal functioning of cell membranes and production of hormones. Thus, Cholesterol deficiency is very rare because a part of the fat is generated in our body itself. However, in extreme cases of calorie deficiency, cholesterol deficiency can cause Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (severe mental retardation and an abnormally small head), cerebral hemorrhage in men, depression, and pregnant women may give birth prematurely to infants with low birth weight. Excessive consumption of cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.... Learn More

Cholesterol Rich Foods

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Smelt, Alaskan Native (Dried)
Calories 386
Protein 56.18 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 17.9 g
Cholesterol: 249.03
8
Del Taco - Egg & Cheese Burrito Breakfast
Calories 211
Protein 10.8 g | Carbs 18.31 g | Fat 11.27 g
Cholesterol: 248.87
6
Carl's Jr. - Breakfast Burrito Breakfast
Calories 271
Protein 14.28 g | Carbs 17.73 g | Fat 15.76 g
Cholesterol: 243.88
71
Lung, Variety Meats and Beef By-Products
Calories 92
Protein 16.2 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol: 242.01
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Simmered Cooked All Classes Heart Chicken
Calories 185
Protein 26.41 g | Carbs 0.1 g | Fat 7.92 g
Cholesterol: 242.01
76
Giblets Stewing Chicken
Calories 168
Protein 17.89 g | Carbs 2.13 g | Fat 9.21 g
Cholesterol: 239.99
63
Gizzard Chicken
Calories 94
Protein 17.66 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 2.06 g
Cholesterol: 239.99
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Thyme
Calories 202
Protein 25.85 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 10.1 g
Cholesterol: 238
83
Giblets Roasting Chicken
Calories 127
Protein 18.14 g | Carbs 1.14 g | Fat 5.04 g
Cholesterol: 236.02
12
Biscuit With Egg and Bacon Fast Foods
Calories 305
Protein 11.33 g | Carbs 19.06 g | Fat 20.73 g
Cholesterol: 235.03
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Squid
Calories 92
Protein 15.58 g | Carbs 3.08 g | Fat 1.38 g
Cholesterol: 233.01
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Lungs Variety Meats and By-Products Veal
Calories 90
Protein 16.3 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 2.3 g
Cholesterol: 229
11
Dried Steelhead Trout Flesh (Shoshone Bannock)
Calories 382
Protein 77.27 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 8.06 g
Cholesterol: 227.02
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Moist Heat Cooked Mixed Species Cuttlefish Mollusks
Calories 158
Protein 32.48 g | Carbs 1.64 g | Fat 1.4 g
Cholesterol: 223.98
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Thymus Variety Meats and Beef By-Products
Calories 236
Protein 12.18 g | Carbs 0 g | Fat 20.35 g
Cholesterol: 222.97