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Cholesterol Plant Sterols Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cholesterol Plant Sterols.

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Plant Sterols and Stanols: What You Need to Know

Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h...  Read more

Supplements for a Healthy Heart

So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su...  Read more

The Quest for Functional Foods

All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases....  Read more

The Truth about Coconut Oil

Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil.  Health claims about the oil's ability to hel...  Read more

Fats That Fight Cholesterol

If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you...  Read more

I am so frustrated. My bad cholesterol went from 108 to 130. I've done EVERYTHING I was told to get
Updated 9/29/2016 8:18:33 PM

I am so frustrated. My bad cholesterol went from 108 to 130. I've done EVERYTHING I was told to get it down. Dr lectured me on what I shouldn't eat. He does not believe I do NOT eat all of that.#dontknowwhattodo...  Read more

well went to the doc and glucs cholesterol and ac1
Updated 9/27/2016 6:30:25 PM

well went to the doc and glucs cholesterol and ac1 all good blood pressure a little high soo happy...  Read more

Any recommendations for a plant-based protein powd
Updated 9/23/2016 8:10:43 PM

Any recommendations for a plant-based protein powder that doesn't have a ton of fiber in it? I know plants naturally have fiber in them but I've been going over my daily allowance and it's actually made me a little...irregular....  Read more

Why is my nutrition report saying 0 cholesterol?
Updated 9/23/2016 5:57:27 AM

Today I ran my nutrition report and I know I had items with cholesterol (for instance 2 Tbsp of peanut butter has 32 grams) but my nutrition report says I had ZERO cholesterol. I tried refreshing it and running it again. Still ZERO for cholesterol....  Read more

Eggs! I love them, every day. Cheap, yummy, but not good for high cholesterol. I bought, which I re
Updated 9/16/2016 4:51:58 PM

Eggs! I love them, every day. Cheap, yummy, but not good for high cholesterol. I bought, which I really can't afford, EggBeaters. Willing to give a try, not sure I will like but changes need to happen. Support from this site has really helped!...  Read more

Moducare Immune Booster

A supplement made from plant sterols (all natural and found in plants, just more concentrated) that helps to balance and strengthen your immune system. I have been using Moducare for 2 yrs and have not had more than a couple of allergy attacks since...  Read more

Foods To Naturally Help Lower LDL

2 to 3 servings/day of soy protein; 2 servings/day of plant stanols or sterols found in products such as Benecol & Take Control margarine and lots of fiber especially from oat bran, psyllium & barley - can each lower LDL by up to 10%.(Consumer Report...  Read more

Eat To Live

A group for those following Dr. Fuhrman's guidelines for a plant based, nutrient-dense, healthy lifestyle. NEVER feel deprived. Gain health, lose weight, live well. EAT TO LIVE!...  Read more

You Asked: What's better, Margarine or Butter?

SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out....  Read more

A Minute With: Triathlete, Firefighter and "Engine 2" Author Rip Esselstyn

World-class professional triathlete turned firefighter Rip Esselstyn knows how to eat right and stay in shape. The son, grandson, and great-grandson of renowned physicians, he had been eating a plant-based diet for years. So when he discovered that o...  Read more