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What Are Phytosterols? See the Health Benefits of Plant Compounds.

Phytosterols are naturally occurring compounds that may be found in plant-based foods such as nuts, seeds, cereals, and vegetable oils. They are well-known for their capacity to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Individuals who have high cholesterol levels may want to consider consuming foods that are rich in phytosterols or taking phytosterol supplements in order to assist in the natural reduction of their cholesterol levels and to support their general health.

Further reading will provide you with further information on phytosterols, such as how they operate inside the body, the possible health advantages they provide, whether or not they present any health hazards, and how to include them into a regular diet. Robert Segal, M.D., a New York-based cardiologist and founder of Manhattan Cardiology in New York City is your guide to these plant compounds. Read more.