Hello friends! Allow me to introduce you to…
…They are components of plants that have a similar structure to cholesterol.
When you eat them, they prevent cholesterol from being absorbed into your blood. This decreases cholesterol absorption by 30-50% which means less cholesterol build up in your arteries...and you only need to take 2-3grams each day!!!
Phytosterols have a cholesterol-lowering effect on people with both high and low blood cholesterol.
So, to help lower your cholesterol, here is the recipe for a tasty and yet effective trail mix.
Raw Sunflower Seeds – very high in Vitamin E, which prevents atherosclerosis (fat build-up along your arteries).
Raw Pumpkin Seeds – contain large amounts of manganese, omega-3’s and zinc which are known to decrease prostate cell division, decreasing your risk of prostate cancer.
Organic Soybeans – contain all 8 essential amino acids and are a source of soluble fibre which will help to keep the cholesterol moving through your body.
Dark chocolate covered cranberries – dark chocolate is very high in flavanols which relax smooth muscle, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Cranberries contain antioxidants which remove dangerous particles from your body before they damage your DNA.
Cashews – are good sources of unsaturated fatty acids and copper, which help to protect your blood vessels and keep your bones strong.
Dried pineapple and papaya – contain Vitamin C to boost your immune system, but also has lots of sugar, which is why there is only one in each bag. If you have a sulfite sensitivity, please skip this one!
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