Dietary cholesterol limits and recommendations

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Hi all, I am wondering if there is a limit to the dietary cholesterol one should include in the diet. An 'optimum' or maximum? What prompts my asking is the increase in positive mood after consuming 1/2 dozen eggs and 7 oz. of liver at a sitting yesterday. The cholesterol might have amounted to 2 grams in that meal. Can this positive mood state be maiontained on such a diet(can the diet be maintained). I assume this is testosterone at work...? Any suggestions for sources of cholesterol(perhaps outlandish ones) would be nice.



on July 23, 2011
at 09:16 PM

nego phoenix. I have had kidneys(which have multiples of 100% recommended B vitamin/day--much more than liver-- as well as free-range eggs and still didn't feel the same. I'm leaning towards cholesterol...but how much is the question).



on July 23, 2011
at 06:58 PM

The increase in positive mood could also be due to the B-vitamins in the liver.



on July 23, 2011
at 05:12 PM

my thoughts exactly...but would there be a reasonable limit(say 4 grams per day)?



on July 23, 2011
at 04:44 PM

All I can say is cholesterol is necessary for the production of hormones.:)

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on July 25, 2011
at 11:41 PM

Your body needs a certain amount of cholesterol and if you dont get enough from diet your body will produce more. Therefore if you eat more your body will produce less, and vice-versa. I dont know for sure but i think it would be hard to reach your dietary limit.


I have never heard of the link between cholesterol and mood but a quick google search seems to confirm it, so i believe you should be able to maintain your positiveness.

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