New Guidelines—Cholesterol Is Not So Bad–April 2015

For the last several decades, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, provided by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA), have warned against overconsumption of cholesterol. Dietary recommendations suggested that adults consume no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol a day (to put that into perspective, one egg yolk contains 186 milligrams of cholesterol).

However, after its review of current scientific evidence regarding nutrition, diet and health, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has removed the strict warnings on cholesterol intake. You can now eat your egg yolks guilt-free.

Although recommendations for cholesterol have eased, the new dietary guidelines target salt, sugar and saturated fat with suggestions for strictly limited intake.