February is American Heart Month and a good time to remember that heart health should be a focus all year long.
The American Heart Association recommends limiting cholesterol intake to less than 300 milligrams per day, less than 200 milligrams per day if your LDL cholesterol is over 100 mg/dL or if you have heart disease.
How much cholesterol do foods have? One egg yolk: 212 milligrams, 31/2 ounces shrimp: 194 milligrams, 31/2 ounce chicken without skin: 85 milligrams, 1 ounce cheddar cheese: 30 milligrams.
Plant foods contain no cholesterol.