LOWER YOUR CHOLES­TEROL BY NUM­BERS

You can dras­ti­cally lower your choles­terol sim­ply by tweak­ing the foods you eat

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - CONTENTS -

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The num­ber of eggs you can eat each week. At one time two eggs per week was the rec­om­men­da­tion, due to the choles­terol they con­tain — but it’s now known that peo­ple with­out in­her­ited raised choles­terol don’t need to re­strict their egg in­take.

2–3 GRAMS

The quan­tity of plant sterols per day that can lower choles­terol by an av­er­age of 10 per cent in two-to-three weeks. Plant sterols have a sim­i­lar struc­ture to choles­terol, so they help to re­duce the ab­sorp­tion of choles­terol in your di­ges­tive tract — which means more is lost in your stools. Flora pro-ac­tiv spreads and Weet-Bix Choles­terol Low­er­ing prod­ucts con­tain added sterols.

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