People are more conscious of their health and fitness. But do you know that some people have a genetic predisposition toward high cholesterol. No matter what they do, their cholesterol count is high so they need maintenance drug to help. However, most people just need to modify their eating habits. Saturated fat raises cholesterol more than anything else. It’s found in fatty cuts of meat, poultry with skin, whole milk dairy products, lard and partially hydrogenated fats, which are found in many baked goods. To lower your cholesterol or in order to keep it a healthy level, one needs to reduce the amount of saturated fat and dietary cholesterol you consume. The American Heart Association recommends that you should eat no more than six ounces per day of lean meat, fish, or skinless poultry. Restrict your use of fats and oils to five to eight teaspoons per day. Limit your daily cholesterol intake to less than 300 milligrams. You should also five or more servings of fruits and vegetables and six or more servings of grains, bread, cereals and rice. In addition, reduce your consumption of organ meats and stick to dairy products that contain 1 percent or less of fat.