What are Plant Sterols?

Sarah Ware, B.Sc.(Hons), RD, CDE, discusses the benefits of plant sterols in your diet.

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Sarah Ware, B.Sc.(Hons), RD, CDE, discusses the benefits of plant sterols in your diet.
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Featuring Sarah Ware, BSc (Hons), RD, CDE
Video Title : What are Plant Sterols?
Duration: 47 seconds

Plant sterols are a cholesterol-like compound, and there are about 44 sterols known to exist in a variety of plants.

Sterols are known to reduce LDL cholesterol levels, and they do that by inhibiting the dietary cholesterol through our diet during digestion. According to most nutritional studies, the North American diet contains roughly 250 milligrams of plant sterols.

To get the benefits of the LDL cholesterol-lowering effects of plant sterols you need at least 2,000 milligrams or 2 grams per day, which is recommended.

If you have questions about plant sterols, speak with your local dietitian for visit your local food store for more information.

Video shot in conjunction with Sarah Ware, B.Sc.(Hons), RD, CDE, and Healthchoicesfirst

Presenter: Ms. Sarah Ware, Registered Dietitian, North Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.