Is Mayonnaise High in Cholesterol?

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Mayonnaise is a common food product that is enjoyed by many people. There are some who are concerned with the nutritional values of mayonnaise, particularly the amount of fat and cholesterol.

Varieties

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There are a number of options when selecting mayonnaise. These include regular mayonnaise, light, fat-free, low-calorie and low-sodium.

Cholesterol

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), most of the types of mayonnaise mentioned above are either cholesterol-free, or have a low cholesterol value.

Regular mayonnaise

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According to the USDA, regular mayonnaise has the highest cholesterol value. It contains 3 mg of cholesterol in one tablespoon, which is 1% of the daily recommended allowance.

Daily Consumption

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According to the American Heart Association, you should limit your cholesterol consumption to less than 300 mg per day.

Cholesterol blood levels

According to the American Heart Association, a blood cholesterol level of 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) is optimal. If your blood cholesterol level is above 240 mg/dl, then you have an increased risk of developing coronary disease.

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