plant sterols

Berberine Supplement May Help Lower Cholesterol

In the quest for effective natural supplements to lower cholesterol, many people turn to supplements like fish oil, niacin, plant sterols, and red yeast rice. While these are often effective, sometimes they are not tolerated or an additional supplement is needed to optimize lipid levels. Berberine-containing products are moving to … Read More

5 Surprising Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Are you tired of being told to eat oats, nuts, soy, and plant sterols to lower your cholesterol? There have to be other cholesterol-lowering foods, right? The good news is that there are actually many more foods that lower cholesterol. Researchers tend to get fixated, understandably, on those with the … Read More

The Healthiest Fruits to Add to Your Diet

While all fruits are healthy choices, here is a selection of what is considered as the healthiest fruits. These sweet selections have the most documented health benefits in scientific studies. Apples One medium fresh apple has only 95 calories, yet it is rich in vitamin C and fiber, including a … Read More

What Are Superfoods?

You’ve probably heard the term, but exactly what are “superfoods”? Broadly speaking, they're foods considered to be especially beneficial for our health due to the nutrients and compounds they contain. Superfoods come in many forms, including protein from plant and animal sources, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. A quick word … Read More

Which Foods Contain the Most Phytonutrients?

Also known as phytochemicals, phytonutrients are chemicals produced by plants. There are more than 25,000 phytonutrients found in plant foods! Some common phytonutrients are carotenoids like lutein, flavonoids, coumarins, indoles, isoflavones, lignans, organosulfates and plant sterols. Carotenoids are found in the cells of a many red, orange and yellow plants … Read More

Healthy Desserts? Keep Your Focus on Nutritious Fruits

Fruits provide slow-digesting carbs, various types of fiber, and a host of vitamins, including A, C, E, and K plus several B vitamins. Fruits also provide many important minerals, including calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and copper, along with a cornucopia of phytochemicals. Among plant foods, fruits are especially high in … Read More

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