What is the optimal daily intake of cholesterol?
If you have risk factors for heart disease, you should not consume more than 200 milligrams of cholesterol a day. 300miligrams at the max if you are a healthy individual.
No eating coconut does not increase cholesterol. However, coconut oil has been associated with saturated fats which can elevate cholesterol levels.
One can monitor harmful levels by doing a blood test every month.
Yes daily consumption of heavy cream can lead to cholesterol built up in the body.
The foods that many vegetarians consume is rich is trans fat that can lead to cholesterol built up. Hence, vegetarians can also have cholesterol problem.