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Benecol and Take Control, two new margarine products, appear to work. Both these products work primarily by reducing the absorption of cholesterol in the gut. Benecol contains sitostanol, which is a hydrogenated or saturated plant sterol. The hydrogenation of plant sterols actually enhances their capacity to lower serum cholesterol...
 
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Certain substances found in foods, such as soluble fiber, phytochemicals, certain fats and fatty acids, may make a very significant contribution to one’s effort to lower blood cholesterol levels. All of these substances are found in plant foods-fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans. A diet that includes ample amounts of...
 
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It’s lunch hour at the office and your stomach is growling. You’re debating between fast food, vending machine food, or the slightly stale sandwich you brought from home yesterday and left overnight in the refrigerator -none of which is appealing. Where do you turn for a healthy and nourishing lunch without resorting to any of ... Microwave Lunches on the Go
 
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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Several studies have shown that diet and exercise are important for prostate health. They help boost the immune system, speed up recovery time from cancer treatment and improve the overall quality of life. Here are 7 suggestions for prostate cancer prevention and...
 
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When we think of herbs today, sadly we think of bottles or capsules. While herbs were used as medicine, they are really a way to enhance the flavor and health benefits of a plant-based diet. Here are five herbs with medicinal properties that can spice up your cooking. Ginger...