Does wheatgrass reduce cholesterol? - Britt's Superfoods

Does wheatgrass reduce cholesterol?

Nobody wants to hear that they have high cholesterol but the good news is that you may be able to reverse this naturally.

Research shows that eating superfoods, high in vitamins B3 and B5, helps lower cholesterol levels without the need for medication. Naturally occurring phytosterols and phytostanols in plants also reduce low-density lipoprotein- sometimes referred to as ‘ bad cholesterol’.

Special plant molecules (phytosterols and phytostanols) are structurally similar to cholesterol and can act in the intestine to lower cholesterol absorption by displacing cholesterol. A meta-analysis of 41 trials showed that an intake of 2g of stanols or sterols per day reduced LDL by 10%.

The most effective way to get these nutrients is by eating foods that are high in the plant molecules: vegetables, wheatgrass juice, fruits, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds. So, the answer is yes, wheatgrass can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. To read more about the benefits of wheatgrass juice, please visit our website.

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