Monday, April 21, 2008

Cholesterol-Fighting Foods: Margarine

Two types have been found to do so, Take Control and Benecol. They work by blocking the absorption of cholesterol.

The National Cholesterol Education Program and the American Heart Association recommend these margarines to lower cholesterol an average 10-14 percent.

They also block absorption of beta-carotene so be sure to compensate elsewhere.

Aim for three servings per day.