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    Bigger Benefits to Consuming Plant Sterols in Smaller Amounts Throughout Day
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    Elaine Magee, MPH, RD posted:
    You know those margarines with the plant sterols added? Have you noticed plant sterols are now popping up in other products, like orange juice and a new brand of tortilla chips?

    Well, some new research found that LDL "bad" cholesterol is lowered most when these plant sterols are consumed in smaller amoutns more often throughout the day, rather than in one large amount each day.

    Keep in mind you get plant sterols naturally in...wait for it...plants! You'll find them in small amounts in whole grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables but the foods that have impressive amounts include:

    * avocado
    * soybeans
    * chickpeas
    * almonds
    * extra virgin olive oil
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