The FDA says plant sterols may help reduce the risk of heart disease when part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. In fact, the overall beneficial effect of consuming 0.8g per day of plant sterols has been found to reduce LDL cholesterol by 8 to 15 percent. In 2003, FDA allowed some foods and beverages containing plant sterols to use the heart health claim on labels.
- Breakfast cereal
- Granola & nutritional bars
- Juice-based beverages
- Blended juice/milk smoothie beverages
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