Cholestatin (Futurebiotics)/ Phytoquest (SeQuester, Inc.)

What they are Phytosterols are compounds in plant foods such as rice and soybeans. The most abundant, sitosterol, is the main ingredient in Phytoquest and Cholestatin. Sitosterol prevents dietary cholesterol from being absorbed in the small intestine by blocking the cholesterol’s absorption sites. What research shows “Sitosterol is very effective in lowering cholesterol in the …

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poria cocos

FU LING or Poria Cocos

Also known as Fu Shen Includes fruiting body and outer peel (fu ling pi) Poria Cocos Diuretic, sedative, adaptogen and a regulator of blood sugar. It clears dampness, tonifies the spleen functions. Fu Ling is calming and is used for hysteria. Considered an important tonic for women, especially if accompanied by emotional imbalances. It is …

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Barbecued Turkey Sandwich

We took classic barbecued pork and replaced the meat with turkey to create a family favorite that’ll meet today’s healthy eating guidelines. Serve the barbecued turkey on toasted English muffins, as we did here, or use toasted hamburger buns or kaiser rolls. Per serving: Calories: 80 Fat: 2.1 g. (21% of calories) Saturated fat: 1.1 …

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Pumpkin Pie

This version of pumpkin pie is much lower in fat and cholesterol than standard versions. Preparation time: 15 minutes + cooling time (make this ahead!) Baking time: 50 minutes Per serving: Calories: 194 Fat: 2.9 g. (13% of calories) Fiber: 0.9 g. Cholesterol: 1 mg. Sodium: 191 mg. 1/2 cup gingersnap crumbs 1/2 cup graham …

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Low-fat Roquefort Dressing

For a thick, creamy dressing that’s also low in at, the Junior League of Albuquerque uses pureed cottage cheese instead of mayonnaise. Per serving: Calories: 22 Total Fat: 1 g. Sat. fat: 0.6 g. Cholesterol: 3 mg. Sodium: 109 mg. 1/2 cup 1% fat cottage cheese 2-3 tbsp nonfat buttermilk 1 tbsp white wine vinegar …

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