Where are Plant Sterols Found?

Sarah Ware, B.Sc.(Hons), RD, CDE, discusses which foods contain plant sterols.

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Sarah Ware, B.Sc.(Hons), RD, CDE, discusses which foods contain plant sterols.
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Featuring Sarah Ware, BSc (Hons), RD, CDE

Duration: 59 seconds

Plant sterols are naturally found in a variety of plant foods, including oils, nuts, legumes and a variety of fortified products as well.

When looking at the natural foods, you can find them in oils such as peanut and olive, in nuts themselves such as pistachios almonds and pecans, in legumes such as kidney beans, as well as a variety of vegetables and fruits like broccoli, cauliflower, apples and blueberries.

Cooking, milling or refining these foods that are high in plant sterols can actually destroy or remove them, so try to eat foods in their raw form. Try juicing fruits and vegetables, choosing vegetables and dip as a snack more often, as well as adding more salads to your weekly routine.

If you'd like more information on how to include more foods that are high in plant sterols, contact your local dietitian or visit your local food store for more information.

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.