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plant sterols

plant sterols

Plant sterols: How do they work?

You may have seen a number of products in the market lately with plant sterols (also known as phytosterols). What are they? Plant sterols are natural components that are found in certain foods that have a similar structure to cholesterol. They bind to cholesterol receptors in the body making them unavailable to bind and absorb(…)

Calorie-reduced margarines with plants sterols: Do they taste any good?

This is a relatively new product out in the margarine market – Becel pro-activ. It’s a calorie-reduced margarine with plant sterols. So for people who are really health conscious, why not take the margarine instead of butter replacement one step further to calorie-reduced margarine with added plant sterols? The big question, however, is how does(…)