Skip to content
Bigger Benefits to Consuming Plant Sterols in Smaller Amounts Throughout Day
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
Was this Helpful?
3 of 5 found this helpful

Helpful Tips

reducing triglycerides
Eating plant based fats and fasting 1 time per week has worked to reduced my triglyceride level. More
Was this Helpful?
5 of 6 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Healthy Recipe Doctor - Elaine Magee, MPH, RD

Dietician Elaine Magee has the secret recipe for creating healthy meals that are guaranteed to please any condition or diet...Read More

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.