The average American eats about 300 to 500 mg of cholesterol each day. Experts suggest we reduce dietary fat consumption to 30 percent of total calories per day and reduce dietary intake of cholesterol to no more than 300 mg per day to reduce risk of heart attack.

Check out the cholesterol level of your favorite foods below:Fruits, grains, vegetables: 0 milligrams

Scallops (cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 53 milligrams

Oysters (cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 45 milligrams

Clams (cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 65 milligrams

Fish, lean (cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 65 milligrams

Chicken/Turkey, light meat (without skin, cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 80 milligrams

Lobster (cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 85 milligrams

Beef, lean (cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 90 milligrams

Chicken/Turkey, dark meat (without skin, cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 95 milligrams

Crab (cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 100 milligrams

Shrimp (cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 150 milligrams

Egg Yolk, one: 270 milligrams

Beef liver (cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 440 milligrams

Beef kidney (cooked, about 3 1/2 oz.): 700 milligrams