Plant Sterols

We need a variety of nutrients in order for our bodies to work properly and remain healthy. Most of these can be synthesized naturally or sourced through a balanced diet, however, this can be difficult to maintain and keep track of. This is where the supplements that Natural Health Plus sells can be so useful. We have a wide variety of supplements, including plant sterols, supplements for people who want to encourage a strong immune system.

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Plant sterols can benefit the body

What are Plant Sterols?

Plant Sterols are substances found in plant sources which are known to lower bad cholesterol through decreasing absorption. Research has found that regular consumption of Plant Sterols can decrease levels of LDL cholesterol by up to 15%.

What are the benefits of Plant Sterols?

The main benefits of ingesting Plant Sterols have been shown to lower bad cholesterol, however, studies have shown that Plant Sterols may offer other health benefits. These include:

  • Reducing the risk of heart disease;
  • Reducing the risk of certain cancers;
  • Decreasing the risk of a heart attack in men.

Good sources of Plant Sterols

Plant Sterols are found in a variety of food including:
  • Vegetables;
  • Fruits;
  • Vegetable oils;
  • Bread;
  • Cereal;
  • Nuts;
  • Seeds.

They are also often added to processed dairy foods such as margarine, spreadable cheeses or yoghurt.

While it is ideal to maintain a balanced diet which includes many plant-based and sterols-containing foods, this can at times pose a challenge. According to the British Heart Foundation, a "healthy diet only provides a modest intake of sterols". Adding a supplement into your diet is an efficient and simple way to ensure that you are getting the correct amounts of plant sterols to benefit from their cholesterol-lowering properties. Our supplements include plant sterol tablets, capsules, and powder form. Natural Health Plus has a comprehensive selection of supplements available including vegetarian-friendly Plant Sterols capsules.