What is a Registered Dietitian
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Sarah Ware, B.Sc.(Hons), RD, CDE, discusses which foods contain plant sterols.
Where are Plant Sterols Found?
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. Local Registered Dietitians
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