Plant Sterols

Plant sterols are found naturally in small amounts in many fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. Studies have shown that plant sterols have powerful cholesterol-lowering properties, and the FDA has agreed that they have proven health benefits. Plant sterols block the absorption of cholesterol in the digestive tract and prevent it from entering the vascular system. Instead of obstructing your arteries, the cholesterol leaves the body as a waste product. Smart Balance® HeartRight® Fat Free Milk and Omega-3s & Naturally Sourced Plant Sterols and Smart Balance® HeartRight® Light Buttery Spread, all varieties of our Smart Balance® Spreadable Butters and our Smart Balance® Blended Butter Sticks contain plant sterols and can be a delicious part of any cholesterol-conscious diet.



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