Minor health risks are associated with eating foods high in plant sterols, such as women having difficulty with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, according to Patient.co.uk. Sterols are also not recommended for pre... More »

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Reported side effects associated with plant sterols include diarrhea, nausea, heartburn or indigestion, and constipation, states eMedTV. Erectile dysfunction and other sexual side effects have also been observed in conne... More »

Foods that are high in plant sterols include wheat germ, sesame and rice bran oil, corn oil and canola oil. Other foods with high levels of plant sterols are peanuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, wheat bran and olive oil. More »

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Oatmeal, fish, walnuts, olive oil and any foods with added plant stanols or sterols contribute to reducing high cholesterol numbers. Diet along with exercise and some other lifestyle changes plays a crucial role in manag... More »

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Avocados, whole grains, nuts, plant sterols, fish, asparagus, pomegranate, broccoli, persimmons, spirulina, cranberries and watermelon all have positive effects on the circulatory system and aid in the reduction of fatty... More »

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Regular consumption of high-fiber items, many types of nuts, olive oil and foods fortified with plant sterols and stenols can improve cholesterol levels and lower the risk for heart disease, according to Mayo Clinic. Som... More »

Tofu, edamame, soy milk, black beans and plant sterols are foods that can help reduce cholesterol levels, according to WebMD. Salmon, walnuts, oatmeal, avocados and dark chocolate are additional good food choices to lowe... More »

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