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August 15, 2009 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Heart Health

Food is Medicine

54% of the American population has unhealthy cholesterol levels.  Soluble fiber and phytosterols are nature’s most potent cholesterol-lowering agents.  Here is where you can get the most of each from mother earth’s apothecary:

  • Soluble fiber – beans, peas, barley, flax seeds, oats, oat bran, chia seeds, avocado, carrots, collards, and oranges.
  • Phytosterols – sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and pistachios.

Check out my “miraculous muffins” recipe if you need a serious cholesterol lowering breakfast.