Tuesday, January 24, 2012

About Cholesterol: Phytosterols: Can They Lower Your Cholesterol?

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From Jennifer Moll, your Guide to Cholesterol
Phytosterols have become quite popular lately due to their ability to lower certain aspects of your cholesterol -- but do they really work? This newsletter will tell you everything you need to know about phytosterols and their cholesterol-lowering ability, including where to find them and how to incorporate them into your cholesterol-lowering plan.

What Are Phytosterols?
Phytosterols, also known as plant sterols, are cholesterol-like molecules found in a variety of foods. Recent research suggests that phytosterols are a heart-healthy ingredient to add to your diet, but how do they work?

How Much Phytosterols Do I Need Daily to Lower My LDL?
There isn't a fixed amount of phytosterol-containing foods you should consume each daily, but there are studies that reveal quantity of phytosterols that appears to help lowering LDL cholesterol the most.

Which Foods Contain Phytosterols?
There are many healthy foods that contain phytosterols -- ranging from nuts to vegetables. Do any of your favorite foods contain high amounts of phytosterols? While this list isn't all-inclusive, it can give you a good idea of phytosterol content in various foods.

Which Is Better: Phytosterols in Foods or Supplements?
Many nutritious foods contain phytosterols, but it may be a little more tempting -- and easier -- to take a supplement. Which is better -- using phytosterol supplements or foods containing phytosterols when it comes to lowering cholesterol?


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