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How Do You Get More Plant Sterols In Your Diet?

Using cooking oil is an easy way to incorporate plant sterols into your diet. In fact, according to a recent survey, 81 percent of respondents say they use cooking oil at least once a week.1 But not all cooking oils are equal.

Corn oil contains the highest amount of naturally occurring plant sterols per serving compared to any other cooking oil.

Corn oil contains four times as many plant sterols as olive oil, three times as many as vegetable(soybean) oil and 40 percent more than canola oil.2 Switching to corn oil whenever you use cooking oil is an easy way to add plant sterols to your diet.

 

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1. Research was conducted online using Synovate’s omnibus service, eNation. Each eNation wave conducts 1,000 U.S. consumer interviews (500 male, 500 female) that are geographically and demographically reflective of the U.S. adult population. 818 interviews were conducted among cooking oil users. Results for these 818 respondents have a confidence interval of +/- 3.4% at the 95% level. Interviewing occurred July 19-21, 2011.
2. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (2013)