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Foods Containing Plant Sterols

Foods Containing Plant Sterols

Plant sterols are naturally present in many of the foods we consume on a regular basis. Incorporating these foods into your daily diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease by helping lower your cholesterol.1,2

Common Foods Containing Naturally Occurring Plant Sterols

  • Soybeans
  • Nuts
  • Corn and vegetable oils
  • Legumes
  • Whole grains and granola

Understand The Amount Of Sterols In Your Food

Although these foods all have plant sterols, many fall short of the necessary amount of plant sterols necessary for lowering cholesterol.3

Easy Ways To Add More Plant Sterols To Your Diet

Simply by using cooking oil such as Mazola® Corn Oil with its high amount of plant sterols in your diet, you can boost your overall plant sterol intake, bringing you one step closer to setting a healthier table.

Other Ways To Incorporate Sterols Into Your Diet

In addition to foods with naturally occurring plant sterols, food manufacturers have begun fortifying foods with sterols and developing dietary supplements.

While fortified foods and dietary supplements are another option for consuming the necessary amount of sterols to help lower cholesterol, simply incorporating the foods listed above as well as cooking oils that enhance foods’ flavor can help you achieve the same results with a tastier finish.

Recipes To Get You Started

To incorporate more of these foods high in plant sterols into your diet, be sure to check out recipes from celebrity chef Herb Mesa who focuses on healthy, family-friendly recipes.

 

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