It is very important to see the kind and amount of fat being consumed when on a low cholesterol diet. Dietary fats are either saturated or unsaturated. PUFA and MUFA, poly unsaturated fatty acids and mono unsaturated fatty acids respectively make up the unsaturated fats component. Total fats are a sum of all the above.
One of the goals in your blood cholesterol-lowering diet is to eat less total fat, because this is an effective way to eat less saturated fat. When decreasing the amount of total fat eaten, reduction in saturated fat and calories in diet is achieved. Saturated fat raises blood cholesterol level more than anything else in diet. The best way to reduce blood cholesterol level is to reduce the amount of saturated fat eaten. Saturated fats should be substituted by unsaturated fats to remain healthy.