phytosterols


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phy·to·ster·ols

(fī'tō-ster'olz)
Plant sterols and stanols that inhibit the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine and, in effect, lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in humans.
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The fraction of free phytosterols isolated by preparative SEC from the leave extract showed completely different composition.
Notable Nutrients (one medium pomegranate) Calories: 105 calories Fiber: 5 grams (3% DV) if seeds are eaten Vitamin C: 9 milligrams (15% DV) Potassium: 399 milligrams (12% DV) Phytonutrients: phytosterols, anthocyanins and ellagitannins DV = Daily Value Pomegranate Yogurt Dip One large pomegranate 2 cups chilled plain low-fat yogurt 1/4 cup pomegranate juice 2 scallions, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt Fresh mint sprigs 1.
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In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the University of Missouri, Columbia, have confirmed that black walnuts contain molecular compounds called phytosterols, which have been shown to help prevent obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease while promoting lower cholesterol and inflammation as well as anticancer activity in the body.
Phytosterols are natural components of human diets and are largely derived from cereals, fruits, vegetables, and plant-derived oils[1].
Vegetable fats also contain high levels of phytosterols and vitamin E, thus have antioxidant activity; these constituents confer oxidative stability for food processing, storage, and distribution [7, 8].
Plant sterols, or phytosterols, are a class of compounds similar to cholesterol that may inhibit cholesterol absorption in the gastrointestinal tract and reduce cholesterol in the blood.
Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, cardiac glycosides, reducing sugars, saponins, tannins, phytosterols, and terpenoids in the fresh C.