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Legumes are low in fat, virtually free of saturated fat, and are an exceptional source of fiber-especially the soluble type that lowers blood cholesterol. They are also among the best sources of folate and are rich in iron. Some provide calcium as well. Legumes also contain phytochemicals such as...
 
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One recent study teaches us by its mistakes. A heart healthy diet is much more than being low in fat - it is high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and beans. A recent study by Dr. Dreon and others in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides us, in...
 
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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 compared to the more common plant ... New Margarines Appear Safe
 
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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...