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5 Foods that Actually LOWER Cholesterol

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Sterol and stanol are substances in plants which naturally prevent the absorption of cholesterol into our bodies. Some manufactured foods are now being fortified with sterols and stanols (margarines, orange juice and yogurt drinks). You can find the natural substance in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes.
It is good news that foods that are good for us and actually help a potentially harmful condition are readily available to us.

Eat healthy, stay healthy and incorporate these cholesterol busters into your diet routine.

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I'd been doing two tablespoons a day for several months to bring up my HDL--but didn't know the FDA recommended. Good piece of information. I also wanted to mention that I read a similar article at a site called Cholesterol Health that mentioned a woman who smashed up garbanzo beans (also good for HDL apparently) and mixed it in her marinara sauce. It didn't change the consistency or the taste, but it got a little more cholesterol friendly stuff into the meal.

March 13, 2010 - 11:09am
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