Supporting Healthy Cholesterol

It’s important to keep the ratio of “bad” LDL and “good” HDL at a healthy level and to maintain a low overall cholesterol level. For many individuals, simply reducing the amount of saturated and trans fats in their diets can help them maintain a healthy cholesterol level.

Many Smart Balance® products contain our unique, natural blend of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that is designed to improve the LDL:HDL ratio.1 Our Smart Balance® HeartRight® products have a unique blend of ingredients including plant sterols (which have been clinically proven to block the absorption of dietary cholesterol).2 Several products also feature heart-healthy EPA/DHA Omega-3s and the potent antioxidant Vitamin E. Please see the nutrition information of each product for fat and saturated fat content.

If you’d like to improve your diet, take a look at our 14-day Smart Balance™ Food Plan. You’ll find delicious menus, tips for staying on track and a workout program that will get you moving in the right direction.


1. When at least 2/3 of fat intake comes from our food plan; limit fat to 30% of calories and saturated fats to 10% of calories. Limit cholesterol to 300mg/day. Avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oil. Exercise regularly.
2. Clinical studies have shown 1,300mg of plant sterol esters per day helps reduce cholesterol when consumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Smart Balance® HeartRight® Buttery Spreads contain 400mg of plant sterol esters per serving. Foods containing at least 400mg per serving of plant sterols eaten twice a day with meals (for a daily total intake of at least 800mg) may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of Smart Balance HeartRight® milk supplies 400mg of plant sterols.

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