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If I have two scrambled eggs for breakfast, I've already exceeded my daily recommended cholesterol intake.


A typical egg yolk has about 200 to 250 milligrams of cholesterol (of course, there is no cholesterol in egg whites). The recommended daily cholesterol intake, according to the American Heart Association, is 300 milligrams a day. If you eat two egg yolks for breakfast, you are likely exceeding your daily recommended intake by more than one-third. Even after eating just one egg yolk in the morning, it's likely you will need to restrict other animal fats from your diet for the rest of the day to keep within recommended levels.

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