Did you know about plant sterols?
Plant sterols can be found in a variety of foods, such as legumes, seeds, nuts, soybean oil and some fruits and vegetables.
Since plant sterols are chemically similar to cholesterol which the body tends to absorb them and pass cholesterol out of the body as waste. The end result is that consuming foods abundant in plant sterols can reduce the body's blood cholesterol levels.
The American Heart Association and the National Cholesterol Education Program recommend consuming between 2 and 2.5 grams per day of plant sterols for cholesterol reduction.