Plant sterols can benefit a person's health by blocking the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine. Published research has found that consuming an adequate amount of plant sterols every day can lower a person's blood cholesterol by an average of 6%-10% and lower LDL cholesterol 6%-15%.
The amount of plant sterols to consume each day is around 2 grams. Various foods now contain plant sterols so reading the food label is important in understanding how much plant sterol is in a serving. By including these foods each day in your eating plan, you can achieve that 2 gram intake.
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