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Benefits of Plant Sterols – Phytosterols

Plant Sterols, also known as Phytosterols, are loaded with benefits.  One of the biggest benefits that plant sterols provides are helping people to lower cholesterol naturally. With how big of a concern cholesterol is to people many food manufacturers have begun to add plant sterols to foods that they sell, which increases the chances of people absorbing plant sterols naturally. Some of the food that you will find plant sterols added to are margarine spreads, orange juice, granola bars, and some cereals. Continue Reading

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Plant Sterols

What are Plant Sterols?

Plant sterols, which are also called phytosterols, are a group of steroid alcohols that are found in plants. These steroid alcohols are important for plants because of the cell-building role that they have, the role that they play in plants is very similar to the role that cholesterol plays in humans. Plant sterols are found naturally in a variety of things that we eat, such as grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and seeds. Continue Reading

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